Boat Tours

Registration is now open for our 2019 Port of Tacoma Boat Tours on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Bring your entire family to our most popular event of the year and discover fun facts about one of the busiest ports in North America.

The free one-hour boat tours will be offered at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The tour departs from the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum dock at 705 Dock St., Tacoma, WA 98402. Free tickets are available by reservation only. Registration is required for everyone in your party (including infants) to attend. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome.

All attendees will be required to use a gangway to access the boat. The 4:30 p.m. tour time is recommended for those with mobility challenges. At that time, the tide will be high to accommodate a more level gangway.

Meanwhile, see more photos from last year's tours.

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

2019 Bus Tours

  • **No bus tour in July**
  • Thursday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 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.