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Argosy Cruises

1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55 Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 623 1445
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Ranked #39 of 205 Activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Activities: Group tours/city tour
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Owner description: Argosy Cruises is a Seattle attraction you don't want to miss. Quite simply, there is no better way to see Seattle than from the water. Come on board one of our four public cruise tours including harbor, locks and lakes tours. Cruises depart daily year-round from downtown Seattle, Lake Union and Kirkland City Dock. All have live narration, wonderful views and feature Seattle's famous places. Perfect for locals and tourists alike.
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Gold Coast, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Thankfully the weather was perfect the day I went on the cruise around Seattle. It can be a bit tricky to find the right seat on the roof of the boat if you want to take plenty of pictures, but I made sure I found a good seat to take plenty of pictures. Also enjoyed a cocktail from the bar... More

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Plover, WI
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It was an excellent cruise, very informative and fun! alot to see. It did rain part of the time we were on the tour but it was still great. We could sit inside and stay warm and dry. Would have been better with sunshine and out on the deck for pictures. The tour guide was great! I would love to... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We did the 60 minutes cruise of harbor (part of the City Pass.) We did not expect them to fit this many people on that boat! I think they said they fit 250 people, and the line is long! I recommend to get in line early (like 30 minutes at least before cruise departure) or you'll be stuck in the... More

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50 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Seattle Christmas Ship festival begins this month, on Nov. 28. The Lead boat is followed by a variety of boats decorated with lights. Usually there are sailboats, yachts, and cruisers following. It is not necessary to go on the Argosy to enjoy the music and the sights. Each evening, the parade visits waterfront communities and parks among Lake Union... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a great short cruise around the Sound. It is reasonably priced and gives you a lot of information about the area. There is a bar with beer and wine available. My kids like the abilty to roam and explore the vessel. Good crew and nice relazing cruise around the Seattle area.

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College Station, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I took a 2 and a half hour cruise around Puget Sound and up the lock to the lake - it was a gorgeous day, sunny and cool, and it was a great experience. I learned a lot about the history of the region and the different neighborhoods we passed, which I loved. Highly recommended.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved this tour, and our cousins from Germany and Austria thought it was amazing. You see so much in a short time; it is well worth it.

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Nampa, Idaho
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice tour and very interesting. They serve food and drinks. Plenty of room for everyone. I like everything about the cruise the reasonable price, friendly staff and the guided tour.

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Was a typical Seattle rainy day but the tour around the harbour was really insightful and so much great photo ops. We had Gaby as a tour guide, almost think she is a must have to the tour! Very witty and knowledgeable.

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

When the weather cooperates, the Argosy tour provides a really nice introduction to Seattle. You will gain a new perspective for the city and learn quite a bit about the shipping activities associated with Seattle. If you are looking for an event open to all age levels and all physical abilities, the Argosy is a great choice.

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