January 17, 2016 (Continued): The day progressed with a waterfront tour by Agrosy Harbor Cruises. I got discounted tickets through a package deal, called CityPass. I highly recommend using this if you’re visiting a North American city for the first time and want to check out the main attractions / highlights. It’s easy to use as you purchase it online for the city of your choice and you get around four attractions for the deal, print out the little ticket and then exchange it for a booklet with your official tickets at any of the locations that you go to first.
Back to the main event, I was a bit worried as to how much of a view I was going to get since it was the middle of winter and a stereotypical Seattle rainstorm was settling in. Thankfully it held off with only a few drizzles here and there while on the cruise.
We took off from the waterfront with a guide narrating famous landmarks and sights to see as we passed by. It was a large ship with indoor seat with large windows on all sides, a snack and booze bar you can order from, and outside and upper decks for optimal viewing pleasure. We had passed by the waterfront, got views of the downtown skyline, Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mt. Rainier, along where the container ships dock. The whole tour lasted around an hour - I thought it was a great way to cover a lot of ground with little effort, something to consider if you’re tight on time but want to see a lot