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Seattle Locks Cruise

From US$ 46.79
Highlights
  • Cruise along Seattle's famous Ballard Locks
  • Enjoy views of Elliot Bay, Puget Sound, and Lake Union
  • Soak in the stunning city skyline, surrounding mountains and parade of sailboats and yachts
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Seattle Locks Cruise
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Overview
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Seattle from the water on this 2.5-hour narrated cruise along Ballard Locks, one of the the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Learn about Seattle’s historic waterfront and take in the view of the city’s skyline with a spectacular panoramic background of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, including majestic Mt Rainier. See the houseboat and waterfront homes of the area’s rich and famous. Food and beverages are available for purchase on board the boat.
What to Expect
Enjoy this entertaining and educational 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of Seattle from Ballard Locks. The locks provide a link for boats between the saltwater of Puget Sound and the freshwater of the Ship Canal, which then connects to Lake Union. Take in the seemingly never-ending view of the city skyline, including the Great Wheel Ferris wheel, the iconic Space Needle, the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges and majestic Mt Rainier. Also see the houseboat community that featured prominently in the movie Sleepless in Seattle.

Learn how the locks work as the boat is lifted to the freshwater level of the ship canal. Then while leaving the locks, find out more about Seattle’s fishing communities and the Deadliest Catch boats.

There are food and beverages options available for purchase on board the boat.

This tour also includes a 20-minute motor coach transfer before or after the tour, assuring that the tour starts and ends at the same spot along Seattle’s waterfront.
Reviews (268)
1 - 5 of 44 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile
Very pleased and satisfied!

We upgraded the city pass to do the longer locks cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it! Great views of the city and house boats in Union Lake. Today we got to see Mt Ranier clearly!

1  Thank HonorH567
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile
Lots of fun and informative

We did not see whales or porpoises, but our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a lot of historical information. You can sit inside or outside, depending on your mood. We did not do the round trip with the bus, but walked to...More

Thank 139OhioMom
Reviewed 14 October 2018
Fantastic Views, Great Commentary and 2.5 Hours Well Spent!

My parents were visiting me, and this tour was a random recommendation I found in a list of "To-Do / Can-Do" things around the Seattle area. It was a unique experience to see the beautiful city of Seattle and its surrounding areas from this 2.5...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karthik M
Reviewed 6 October 2018
Great Way to See Seattle and Surrounding Neighborhoods from the Water

Wife and I visited from Dallas TX while on vacation in mid September and the cruise was perfect...and a great value. We learned a lot about the city and got some incredible pictures from the cruise. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable, keeping the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cpalayne
Reviewed 4 October 2018
It was good, it could be better

This was enjoyable. Not a “must do”, more like a “if you have the time”. The lock itself is interesting but not a big deal, Argosy could do a better job of commenting about the history of the lock and the development of the Seattle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mbg x
Argosy_Cruises, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks for sharing your feedback! If you'd like to share more, we'd be happy to hear from you. Please reach out at Info@ArgosyCruises.com. The TripAdvisor description reflects our Boat & Bus option which is indeed 2.5 hours, but we have added in the Stay &...More

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rajuis
2 September 2018|
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Response from P3261PGjosephr | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, go to the locks on your own to see this.
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rajuis
2 September 2018|
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Response from Frommy | Reviewed this property |
You can only be guided on the 2018 schedule which you can see to the right of the Argosy home page. Links cannot be atached so just Google Argosy locks cruise and make sure you only select the URL for argosycruises.
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Response from P3261PGjosephr | Reviewed this property |
Nope, you're good to go!
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