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Seattle Locks Cruise

This one-way cruise starts & ends at two different locations, giving you an opportunity to explore both Lake Union and downtown Seattle (pay attention to your specific marina departure location when booking).
Situated in the heart of Seattle, Lake Union is home to the famous floating home community seen in the classic movie Sleepless in Seattle. See seaplanes taking off and landing on a regular basis commercial docks with vessels from the hit TV show Deadliest Catch. Pass under the Fremont Bridge, the most frequently opened drawbridge in the United States, and cruise past several of Seattle’s historic neighborhoods.
On your way from the freshwater of Lake Union to the saltwater of the Puget Sound, pass through the Ballard Locks. These locks raise and lower vessels an average of 20 feet between Lake Union and sea level.
Once in Puget Sound, take in the views: Seattle's unique skyline, the Olympic Mountains and Mt Rainier, and large ferry boats taking passengers to and from the city.

per adult from




2 hours


Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Lake Union, North of downtown, south of Fremont, Seattle, WA

    Begin OR end (depending on your tour direction - check your ticket) your cruise on the bustling southern end of this lake in the heart of the city

    Pass By: Lake Union Drydock Co, 1515 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

    See large commercial fishing vessels hauled out of the water in drydocks at one of the oldest businesses on Lake Union

    Pass By: Floating Homes Association, 2329 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

    See several of Lake Union's famous floating home communities, including the one featured in the classic movie "Sleepless in Seattle"

    Pass By: Gas Works Park, 3300 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-9150

    Witness the decommissioned coal gasification plant that became one of Seattle's favorite parks

    Pass By: Fremont Bridge, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    Your vessel barely fits under the colorfully-decorated Fremont Bridge, one of the busiest drawbridges in the United States

    Pass By: Ship Canal Trail, W. Nickerson St & 6th Ave. W., Seattle, WA

    Cruise down the Lake Washington Ship Canal and peek at several of Seattle's historic neighborhoods

    Pass By: Fishermen's Terminal, 3919 18th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119, USA

    Marvel at commercial fishing vessels of all sizes and learn about Seattle's fishing and maritime history

    Pass By: Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107-4213

    Experience your vessel being lowered an average of 20 ft (6m) from the freshwater level of Lake Union to the saltwater level of Puget Sound in this 100+ year old locking system

    Pass By: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029

    Learn the history of Seattle's largest park and enjoy the photo opportunities of West Point Lighthouse on its beaches

    Pass By: Puget Sound, Washington, USA

    Experience expansive views of this inland body of saltwater and its surrounding islands and mountain ranges. If you're lucky, you may even glimpse some wildlife!

    Pass By: Space Needle, 400 Broad Street, Seattle, WA 98109-4607

    Enjoy unobstructed views of the Space Needle and the Seattle skyline from the water

    Pass By: Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, 1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55 Ticket Booth and Reservation Center, Seattle, WA 98101-2981

    End OR begin (depending on your tour direction - check your ticket) at Seattle's central waterfront, a short walk from the Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Art Museum

  • Departure Point :
    1: Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, 1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    2: Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Return Detail :
    1: Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    2: Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Kids (3 and under) ride free but do require a boarding pass
    • All minors must be accompanied by an adult
    • All vessels offer both indoor & outdoor seating
    • All vessels have bathrooms
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible. PLEASE CALL in advance to secure crew/boarding support.
    • General boarding starts 30 minutes prior to the tour time
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Argosy Cruises is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, guests, and communities. Safety Measures are in place for all public cruises and private charters. For a full list of our COVID safety measures
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Argosy Cruises

Activity ID: V-2960P11

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