Port of Oakland free harbor tours return
Tours of Oakland Seaport back after three-year hiatus
Oakland, Calif. – April 24, 2023: The Port of Oakland free harbor tours are back. Tours are scheduled to begin in May and run once a month, through October.
The first harbor tour takes off the evening of Friday, May 19, from Jack London’s ferry dock at 10 Clay Street. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Due to the exceptional demand, tickets are issued through a lottery system. Registration opens the first Monday of each month at 8 p.m. Click HERE for more information on how to get tickets.
Harbor tour dates and times:
• May 19, 2023: 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
• June 9, 2023: 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
• July 21, 2023: 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
• August 11, 2023: 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
• September 15, 2023: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
• October 13, 2023: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
“We’re very happy to be able to offer harbor tours to the public again,” said Port of Oakland Social Responsibility Division Director Amy Tharpe. “It is an honor for us to offer a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Port as seen from the water and share how Oakland’s bustling Port contributes to our local community and supports global commerce,” added Tharpe.
The narrated tours will highlight Port facilities, including the marine terminals and seaport operations. Participants will see the Port’s iconic giant container cranes that line the shore and view the visiting mega container ships up close while they learn of the Port’s history as a major economic engine in our region and beyond.
The ferryboat journeys near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island, allowing visitors to soak in the picturesque vistas of the Oakland estuary, East Bay Hills, the Bay Bridge and San Francisco’s waterfront and skyline.
About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square, and a publicly owned utility. The Port's 5-year strategic plan - Growth with Care - pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.