How to Visit the Ship

Come aboard and see the historic Arctic Sunrise for yourself! Here you'll find details on setting up public and private tours, accessibility, FAQs, and where to find us.

© Jung Taekyong / Greenpeace


Free Public Tours June 16th – 17th and 23rd – 24th from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle.

Private or Group Tours

Private group tours can be scheduled for groups of 12 or more. Let us know if you are interested in an educational tour or have a community group interested in visiting the ship. Please email your inquiry to


For those visiting the ship, please keep in mind that the Arctic Sunrise is a working vessel. There is a steep and narrow gangway to cross in order to board the ship. Please remember that there is inherent instability to a ship in water, and there will be steep stairs involved in the tour. We recommend wearing close-toed shoes. Arctic Sunrise crew members will be prepared to provide an equivalent, virtual tour experience for those wishing to visit the ship but who are unable to complete the tour. Service animals are allowed on board.


What should I wear?

The Arctic Sunrise is a working ship. Please wear sturdy and flat shoes, and dress appropriately for outside weather.

Is the ship wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, the Arctic Sunrise is not wheelchair accessible, however we want all visitors to be able to tour the ship. Arctic Sunrise crew members will be prepared to provide an equivalent, virtual tour experience for those wishing to visit the ship but who are unable to complete the tour.

Are there bathrooms on the ship?

There are no public restrooms available on the Arctic Sunrise. Restrooms are located in the nearby museum  and the Center for Wooden Boats. After hours, portajohns will be available.

Do I need to make a reservation?

No reservation is needed to attend an Open Boat tour of the Arctic Sunrise. Tours will take place June 16-17 & June 23-24 from 10:00 AM PT- 6:00 PM PT and are on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to schedule a group tour, please send an email to

How long will the tour last?

Tours on the ship will last approximately 30 minutes. However, there will be Greenpeace staff and volunteers on the pier to continue answering your questions and talking about the work happening in your community to stop the creation of pipelines that threaten the rights, health, and jobs of your fellow community members.

What will the tour include?

Each tour group can take up to 20 visitors, and four tour groups can be aboard the Arctic Sunrise at a time. Tour groups will move through five “stations” – on the pier to view the whole ship, on the outside rear deck, the bridge, the bow and into the hold of the ship. Visitors will hear from the ship’s crew, Greenpeace staff and learn about the important steps being taken to stop plastic pollution in our oceans. Note: Living quarters, galley, and engine room are not included in the tour.

What’s the best way to get to Lake Union Park? Is there parking?

Lake Union Park is a 20 minute walk or 13 minute streetcar ride from Downtown. There is a Streetcar stop near the park. For those driving, there is a parking lot in the park and several parking garages in the surrounding area. ADA Accessible spaces are available in the Lake Union parking lot for vehicles with disability permits or for visitors requiring drop-off in both the South parking lot and the North parking lot, next to MOHAI. Follow the directions at the gate for access to this lot.

Can I buy a Greenpeace T-Shirt at the ship?

No, we will not have t-shirts available for purchase.

Will there be tours available in Spanish?

We can offer Spanish speaking tours with advance notice. Please send requests for Spanish speaking tours to

Can I bring my pet(s)?

Animals are not permitted aboard the Arctic Sunrise. Service animals are permitted.

Is it family/kid friendly?

Absolutely, families and children are more than welcome to visit the Arctic Sunrise. Strollers are difficult to handle on the tour, as there are a lot of stairs in the tour itself. Our quayside volunteers can mind strollers while you are on board.

Can I volunteer on the ship while the Arctic Sunrise is in Seattle?

Yes, please fill out this form.

What is the purpose of the Arctic Sunrise coming to Seattle?

In most ports we visit around the world, Greenpeace invites the public on board our ships to learn about maritime operations, the history of the environmental movement and our organization, and to get involved in the environmental campaigns that we work on.

The focus of the Arctic Sunrise’s visit to Seattle in June 2018 is to engage the public to take action to stop the Trans Mountain oil pipeline work in the US that threatens the rights, health, and jobs of the people in impacted communities.

Where to Find Us After Seattle

San Diego, CA

Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco , CA

Dates and info for San Diego, LA, and San Francisco to come soon.

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