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Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront

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Address: 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55 Ticket Booth and Pier 56 Argosy Visitor Center, Seattle, WA 98101-2981
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+1 206-623-1445
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Narrated sightseeing cruises:

HARBOR (1-hr): Learn Seattle history, be...

Narrated sightseeing cruises:

HARBOR (1-hr): Learn Seattle history, be dazzled by the Emerald City skyline, explore the workings of our shipping port, get a close-up view of Seattle’s historic waterfront, enjoy Seattle's natural beauty.

LOCKS (2.5-hr): Be surrounded by floating homes and houseboats, large fishing vessels, seaplanes, majestic city parks, more. While in the Locks, YOU become the attraction.

LAKE UNION (1.5-hr): Explore Seattle’s urban aquatic playground in Lake Union, Portage Bay, and the Montlake Cut. Learn about the transformation of Lake Union from a gritty industrial resource to a beloved public space.

LAKE WASHINGTON (1.5-hr): Learn the history of the Eastside, cruise past magnificent lakeside properties, enjoy natural scenery.

TILLICUM VILLAGE EXCURSION (4-hr): Passage to/from Blake Island, a Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal with traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish, NW Native American storytelling, live tech-enhanced stage performance.

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US$ 79.00*
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Seattle CityPass
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US$ 44.19*
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Seattle Locks Cruise
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US$ 29.59*
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Seattle Harbor Cruise

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The best way to take in the sights of SEA!

Absolutely the best ticket next to the Space Needle on the city pass book that every tourist should utilize! There are no bad seats on the boat as you'll be able to see the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best ticket next to the Space Needle on the city pass book that every tourist should utilize! There are no bad seats on the boat as you'll be able to see the entire SEA skyline once you get out in the open water. Very informational as well as Eddie was our tour guide! In the beginning it sounds... More 

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I didn't realize what a working waterfront Seattle was. We saw the skyline, but most of the trip was commercial use. Okay trip, not very pretty.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific way to see a lot of the waterfront around Seattle, including going through the lock from Elliot Bay to Lake Union. Well narrated tour that was both informative and humorous. The boat was well kept, except that it was recently painted so the paint smell was quite strong the day we took the boat. The company provides a quick... More 

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Olathe, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Popular cruise liner - many families aboard. Well kept interior. Food and drink prices were high however. Great view of downtowns skyline. A very good price using the City Pass. Audio explaining history could have been better. Overall well worth it.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise will take you to see harbor sites with Live narration. Live narration gives me some insights on things I don't know. I personally think it is good for people who visit Seattle for the first time. Besides, remember to buy Seattle CityPass to decrease your expense on tickets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cruise was fun and adventures, would have definitely been better on a more clear day. Although there were some really cool things to here and see while on the boat. Also there was a great bar with drink and snacks on the boat as well. I would definitely recommended this boat tour to any one looking to learn some... More 

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Lomita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our second day of stay in Seattle we decided to try the Argosy Cruise; it was fun and looks more of a Hornblower Cruise here in the LA area minus the dining. Its great fun to know a part of Seattle history (Coastline style). Short but worth it.

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Thornhill, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take the harbor cruise even though we had also taken the Tillicum Village excursion. The harbor cruise is well worth it and very different from the Tillicum Excursion. It is an enjoyable narrated review of the entire Seattle waterfront and most interesting. You are able to see many of the sites up close and from a perspective... More 

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ArgosySocial, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It's so great to hear that the Harbor Cruise we so enjoyable for you! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the City Pass which included the 1 hour Harbor Tour. We decided to upgrade ($21 per person) to the Locks Cruise. It was an absolutely amazing cruise and well worth the time/price. It was very odd towards the end though because it was never mentioned that it was a 1 way cruise with a bus ride back to... More 

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ArgosySocial, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review and reaching out to us. Our Guest Services department has reached out to you and responded to your previous inquiry. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to having you cruise with us again! More 

Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GREAT cruise! We took the Ballard locks 2.5 hour cruise and the boat captain and staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The tour guide was always adding even more tidbits of information on top of the usual tour. I highly recommend Argosy. I was pleasantly surprised to find a stocked bar on board with hot coffee and hot chocolate. It... More 

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ArgosySocial, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, responded to this review

It's so great to hear that you enjoyed the Locks Cruise! Thank you so much for leaving your review! More 

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