Tours & Events

Fall Nature Walks

Dust off your binoculars and join the Port Biologist Wednesday, Oct. 16, for a one-hour tour of the Place of Circling Waters. Tours start at: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  There are only 20 spots available on each tour. Sign up today by emailing: or by calling (253) 428-8862. Plan to wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear.
Dedicated by members of the Port of Tacoma commission and members of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in 2011, the Place of Circling Waters, a former gravel mine, is now a 30-acre restored habitat site at the mouth of Hylebos Creek. Featuring valuable intertidal marsh, stream channels and forested open space, the site is connected to several other restored areas along the creek and is part of a larger effort to rejuvenate salmon runs on the tidally-influenced stream.

Bus tours

Join us on free bus tours of the Port and learn about the valuable jobs related to international trade. Tours are approximately 2 hours long. 

Tour schedule

  • Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon (No more seats available)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.


Where: Bus tours depart from the Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road in Tacoma.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Children age 6 and older are welcome. Photo identification is required for passengers over 17 years of age.

Reservations required

Reserve your seat: Call 253-383-9463 or email bustours@portoftacoma.comProvide the names of everyone in your party and a phone number where you can be reached to confirm the reservation.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to severe weather or unforeseen emergency situations.

Who to contact

Call 253-383-9463 or send us an email.