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About our free harbor tours

Port of Oakland is pleased to sponsor free harbor tours from May through October 2023 on a ferryboat. The tours will be held once a month, and each tour will last approximately 90 minutes.

Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because the Port’s marine terminals can be viewed from the water. The excursions are a great way to see how the Oakland Seaport works.

Boarding will take place at the Oakland Jack London Terminal (Ferry Dock) at 10 Clay St. (at the corner of Water Street) in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, USA, 94607. There are nearby parking lots (There is a fee to park.)

Online registration will open the first Monday of each month for that month’s tour. It is not possible to register for any following month’s tour in advance. There are 230 spaces available to the public on each harbor tour.

The first opening to register for the May tour is Monday, May 1, 2023, at 8 p.m. (PDT) for the May 19 tour. The free tickets go quickly and are usually gone in the first few minutes of the online registration, so it’s important to be online right at 8 p.m. to have a chance at getting a ticket when the registration page goes live.

To find out how to sign up for the free tour – please click HERE.

The schedule of harbor tours for the entire season can be found HERE.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found HERE (FAQs).