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Sky View Observatory & Hop-On Hop-Off


Sky View Observatory & Hop-On Hop-Off

Go up, up, and away with this Seattle tour of the Sky View Observatory and the Hop On Hop Off bus route. See the city and surrounding landscape in 360 degrees before visiting the 17 locations available with the Hop On Hop Off pass. You’ll get the chance to check out some of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks, including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Edgewater Hotel.

What's Included

Admission to the Sky View Observatory
Hop-On Hop-Off Pass (either 24 hours or 48 hours)
Free Audio Walking Tour
10% off food and beverages at The Pike Brewing Company


See Seattle From A New Perspective
  • Experience Seattle from a bird’s eye view with this tour to the Sky View Observatory.

View A Panorama of the City
  • While you’re on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center, you’ll get a 360 degree view of Seattle. The city will never look the same again!
Hit Your Must-See Locations
  • Move around the city with a 24-hour or 48-hour Hop-On Hop-Off pass. Our buses have 17 stops in front of several iconic Seattle landmarks.
Learn About The Past
  • Get in touch with Seattle’s roots as you explore the city atop the Sky View Observatory.
Get Food & Drink Discounts
  • Benefit from Gray Line Seattle’s business partnerships and get 10% off meals and drinks at local restaurants.

Must See Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Pass

Don’t miss out on any of Seattle’s famous landmarks

Our Must See Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Pass is a fun and flexible way to see the best of the city! With our 24 or 48-hour ticket, you’ll get unlimited access to all of the highlights available on our route —a total of 17 stops!


(First tour starts at 10:00 am, last pick-ups of the day start at 4:00 or 5:00 pm – season dependent)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are 17 stops in total.

Unless otherwise stated, all attraction fees must be purchased separately from the tour bundle.

At this time, all tours are conducted in English.

You will get off the bus at Stop #9. Look for the Columbia Center located at 701 5th Ave.

To give you the most bang for your buck, we have based pricing for our Hop-On Hop-Off service on hours rather than days. For example, if you purchase a 24-hour pass and Hop-On at 3:00 pm, your ticket will remain valid until 2:59 pm of the next day!

Yes, there are public restrooms available.

Yes, wheelchairs, scooters, and strollers are allowed.

The entire elevator ride only takes 73 seconds!

Plan for 45-90 minutes at the top of the Observatory for the most complete experience. Your ticket is for a one-time entry only, so plan to see as much as you can on that visit.

Yes. The Sky View Cafe is open during normal observation hours.

Yes! Children of all ages are welcome.