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Seattle Locks Cruise - Round trip Boat & Bus Package

From $55.05
  • 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
  • Pass the floating houseboat community from Sleepless in Seattle
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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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour was a very relaxing informative way to see areas we were interested in. Going through the locks was most interesting for me, I went through the Panama Canal while in the Navy back in 1967, it brought back old memories.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Water63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the locks tour. It was very interesting to see and be able to ask questions about how the water levels are adjusted in order to drop 25 feet.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off - hats off to Flavia for sorting out a ticket issue and getting us the earlier tour (later tour would conflict with our flight home). We thoroughly enjoyed this 2-hour tour. Our guide pointed out many interesting spots during the trip, including the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Marge M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traversing a working lock in a commercial seaport with a great tour guide explaining past, present and future. . . . When was the last time you and your family did that ? What else to say but: Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. Loved...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tom F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cruise is a bit long but pleasant. I wish the guide had spoken more about the history of the city.

Date of experience: June 2019
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July 10, 2019|
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Response from Marge M | Reviewed this property |
The locks tour was great and twice as long as the harbor tour. If I'm correctly understanding what you bought, you only got the harbor tour. You might want to call Argosy ahead of time to check on being able to upgrade... More
June 15, 2019|
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Response from gatecrasher | Reviewed this property |
No don’t think so we were walk ups and bought at the pier
James P
June 11, 2019|
Response from Carl B |
It's been a year but as I recall, the bus picked us up on the street near the Argosy boat dock. The bus took us to another location where we boarded our boat for the tour which was great. The boat returned to the Argosy... More
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