Free Port of Tacoma boat tours

The Port of Tacoma will offer free guided boat tours next month to give visitors a ship-side view of one of North America’s largest container ports during the 21st Annual Tacoma Maritime Fest, which will be held at Thea’s Park and Foss Waterway Seaport between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 24 and Sun., Aug. 25.

The Port of Tacoma boat tours will be offered on Sun., Aug. 25, with departures from 535 Dock Street occurring at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. Tickets are required and will be available at the Port of Tacoma booth beginning at 9 a.m. the day of the tours. Boarding is first come, first served. Passengers with mobility challenges should plan to take the 10 a.m. tour when the tide makes it easier to board, according to Port of Tacoma officials.

More information is available by calling (253) 593-4485 or visiting