Narrated cruise through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Great views of Seattle & surrounding neighborhoods
Learn about the Pacific Northwest fishing industry
Sights of Lake Union's famous floating home community
Photo opportunities of the Seattle skyline & Mt Rainier
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided cruise of Lake Union, Ballard Locks and Elliott Bay
Live tour commentary provided in English
Transportation to or from your original departure marina
Food and beverage available for purchase
What you can expect
Locks Cruise- This one way tour starts and ends at two different marinas. When booking - Please pay attention to specific marina departure locations as noted on each tour.
Enjoy a narrated cruise over Lake Union, Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks, Puget Sound, and Elliott Bay. Sit back and let your captain do the driving as you get a waterfront view of some quintessential Seattle destinations.
Lake Union, Seattle's backyard, is home to the famous floating home community seen in the classic Sleepless in Seattle. The commercial docks house many of the vessels from the hit TV show Deadliest Catch and the Lake act as an airport, with seaplanes taking off and landing on a regular basis.
On your way from the freshwater of Lake Union to the saltwater of the Puget Sound, you pass through the Ballard Locks. These locks keep Lake Washington and Lake Union about 20 feet (6.1 m) above sea level, hold the saltwater out of the lakes, and provide the public with the opportunity to view the salmon runs that pass over the fish ladders.
In the Puget Sound, you pass by several marinas where the full force of Seattle's nautical culture is on display, with thousands of pleasure boats ready to head out into the sound. Once in Elliott Bay, astonishing vistas are visible from your boat: Seattle's unique skyline, The Olympic Mountains or Mount Rainier hovering in the distance, and ferry boats plying the waters to take their passengers to and from the city.
Again this is a ONE-WAY cruise that starts and ends at two different marina.
- 12:45PM- ALERT: Departure marina varies depending on the date. So - Please pay attention as to whether your chosen date departs from Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront OR from AGC Marina on Lake Union/Ends at Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront.
- 3:30PM - This tour time always departs from AGC Marina on South Lake Union & ends at Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront
- Argosy Cruises - Main Ticket office - Pier 55
- 1101 Alaskan Way
- Seattle Washington 98101