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Port of Tacoma's 38th Annual Free Boat Tours

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Foss Waterway Seaport maritime museum

705 Dock Street

Tacoma, WA 98402

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Get a ship-side view Sunday, July 16, of trade-related jobs and monster machines at the Port of Tacoma on board a free boat tour.

During the narrated tour, visitors will see ships and marine terminals up close, cruise under the world's largest container cranes, glimpse some of our wildlife habitat and learn about Tideflats-based businesses that boost our region’s economy.

Each person, including infants, must have a ticket to board.

The six departure times on July 16:

  • 9:00 a.m

  • 10:30 a.m.

  • Noon

  • 1:30 p.m.

  • 3:00 p.m.

  • 4:30 p.m.

Arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to line up for boarding. Passengers with mobility challenges should plan to take the noon tour when the tide makes it easier to board.

PARKING: There is paid parking available in the parking lots on Dock Street for a fee. Limited free parking is available along Dock Street.

The tickets go quickly for this event and each tour will be full.

This event will happen rain or shine. For more information about the boat tours, call (253) 593-4485.

FAQs

How much does it cost?

The tours are completely free.


Does everyone in my group need to get a ticket?

Yes.


Do we all need the actual ticket in hand?

You need to either bring your ticket for each person in your party, or pull up the electronic tickets on your phone.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID is required. There is no minimum age to attend. Every attendee needs a ticket, even babies. Our boat has a total capacity that includes every passenger in the head count.


What are my parking options near the event?

There is a parking area near the event for a small fee, or there is limited free parking along Dock Street.


When do I need to be at the Foss Waterway Seaport dock?

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time.


What can I bring into the event?

Purses, diaper bags, strollers, and cameras are welcome.


Is there ADA accessibility?

Yes. It is recommended that those with special boarding needs attend the 12:00 noon sailing when the ramp to the boat will be optimal due to the high tide.


Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please remember that each ticket number is unique and can only be used once.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Please remember that each ticket number is unique and can only be used once for the tour time indicated.



What if something changes and I am unable to make it to the event?

The tickets go quickly for this event and each tour will be full. As a courtesy to others who would like the opportunity to attend, please cancel your tickets through EventBrite where you reserved your tickets, or by calling 253-593-4485 as soon as you know you won't be attending. Leave a voice mail that includes the first and last name of everyone in your party, as well as a phone number to reach you in case there are questions.


What will there be to do besides the boat tours?

The Foss Waterway Seaport maritime museum is offering 2 for 1 admission with a ticket from the boat tour good on July 16 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Also, there will be booths with children's activities.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email events@portoftacoma.com.

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Foss Waterway Seaport maritime museum

705 Dock Street

Tacoma, WA 98402

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