Port of Vancouver USA

The Port of Vancouver USA will make the following adjustment to the terminal Tariff No. 6 effective Jan. 1, 2019. Click here to view changes.

HOLIDAY CLOSURE – Christmas & New Year’s holidays: Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1 – The Port of Vancouver USA will be closed for receipt and delivery of cargo on Mon., Dec. 24, Tue. Dec. 25, and Mon., Jan. 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Vessel activity will not be interrupted, except on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, which are ILWU Non-working holidays. The administration office will also be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Port Tours

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Public Tours

Commissioner LaBrant attends a public tour!

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. Because the port is bustling with activity, the tour is conducted entirely from the bus. To make your reservation, call 360-693-3611 or email your name, phone number, tour date and number of guests to rsvp@portvanusa.com.

 “Excellent tour and very eye opening. We have lived here five years and weren’t aware of how large the port is and how it is used!”

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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Public Tours

The 2018 summer tour season has concluded with 10 tours and approximately 400 people visiting the port. Thank you to everyone who took time to come see what’s happening here! Check back next spring when dates are released for the 2019 tour season and sign up for early notification of the dates. We look forward to showing you marine, rail and industrial activities at the port!


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