The fleet is in! It arrives this afternoon and there should be viewing opportunities from Magnolia when they cruise into port. If you want to go visit and tour the ships, they are just down the road at Pier 90.
Tours start Thursday, and you can see ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Canadian Navy. Wear comfy shoes and be prepared to wait in line, as this is a very popular Seafair event. Here’s the tour schedule:
Thurs. July 31 – Tours of all ships from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Fri. Aug 1 – Tours of all ships from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Sat. Aug 2 – Tours of all ships from 9:30 – 3:30 PM
Sun. Aug 3 – Tours of all ships from 12:00 Noon – 3:30 PM
Ships tours last approximately 30 minutes. Admission is free but anyone over 16 needs a valid U.S. federal or U.S state government-issued photo ID identification card. You don’t need reservations.
Here’s the list of visiting ships: the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Princeton, Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown, two U.S. Coast Guard cutters, and ships of the Royal Canadian Navy along with U.S. Navy Cruisers, U.S. Navy Amphibious Ships and Coast Guard Cutters