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Commissioner Brian Wolfe (center w/clipboard) conducts a public tour in 2014.

Tours of the Port of Vancouver USA are provided to the public throughout the year and include a brief overview of the port and a tour of the maritime facilities. To make your reservation, call 360-693-3611 or email your name, phone number, tour date and number of guests to rsvp@portvanusa.com.

 “A big thank you for the recent tour. Our residents are still talking about it. I’ve taken them on the tour for eight years – and every year it gets better. It is always new and different. I’m proud to live here and support you with my taxes!” – Touchmark Seniors

What you need to know before taking a port tour:

  • Reservations are required.
  • Official photo identification is required from all participants age 18 and over. A few examples include: driver’s license, passport, or state-issued identification card.
  • Please, as outlined in the port’s Photo Policy, no cameras are allowed on marine terminals.
  • As a reminder, port security protocol dictates that no firearms be brought onto port facilities.
  • Port tours last approximately two hours.
  • Due to the popularity of our tours, individuals are limited to two tours a year; and no more than six to a group.
  • We ask that regular tour guests be six years of age or older.
  • Please contact us in advance if you have any special needs related to one of our public tours or meetings. Alternative language formats, ADA accessible transportation and sign-language interpretation are available upon request.

Group Tours

Group tours are another way for the public to get a look at port facilities. We often have school groups or local clubs that want to take a tour of the port. To keep these interests from conflicting with public tours, the port works with groups to set up individual tours on a more flexible schedule. Rules for group tours include:

  • Group tours are geared to 20 or more people.
  • Groups must provide their own transportation for these tours. This typically involves a bus rental.
  • Individual groups are limited to one tour per year.
  • Identification requirements and the port’s Photo Policy apply to group tours as well. Please remember to bring photo identification, and leave cameras at home.
  • Washington state law prohibits the Port of Vancouver from conducting tours for private benefit or profit. 
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 2016 Public Tours

The port offers eight public tours in 2016. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 360-693-3611 or by emailing rsvp@portvanusa.com. Subscribe to Public Tours notification list

  • March 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • April 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • May 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • May 21, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • June 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • July 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • July 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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