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Address: 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55 Ticket Booth and Pier 56 Argosy Visitor Center, Seattle, WA 98101-2981
Phone Number: +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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$74.00*
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Seattle CityPass
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$44.66*
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Seattle Locks Cruise
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$27.40*
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Seattle Harbor Cruise

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We did the 1 hour tour!!!

I was willing to ride the the boat tour that took us until lake union, but it has ended for the season, until next summer. That's ok. This one is still worthy it. They took us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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São Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was willing to ride the the boat tour that took us until lake union, but it has ended for the season, until next summer. That's ok. This one is still worthy it. They took us for an hour ride, where we could see the city from a good distance, and we saw the harbor too. Great explanation and information... More 

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Athens, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Argosy Locks Cruise is great! We loved the comfort of having protection from the rain, a bathroom, a nice bar/ snack area and a great guide that was informative and funny. Once at the locks, we traveled through them which was so interesting. It was a great tour with panoramic views, everyone super friendly and not too crowded. It... More 

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Rosetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of the Seattle waterfront along with stories about the city and its history. Good way to spend an hour and learn a bit more about Seattle.

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Grafton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well paced tour, panoramic view. Drinks and snacks on board. A bit difficult to understand the tour guide at times, which is to be expected. Nice sized vessel. Plenty of room to move around. Plenty of seating. Fun for all ages, informative. Great view of cargo ships, the bay, the skyline. Worth the tour!

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Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comparing this to a recent tour in Chicago, this was hands down better not necessarily for the views (as both are very different), but for the experience and cultural depth to which the tour guide knew her stuff. Dumb jokes aside, she really had my family interested in the tour, which had the potential of being quite bland. Especially in... More 

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this 1 hour tour of the harbor. The guide was informative and the views were amazing! There is plenty of room on the boat to get a great view from any angle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went three times within a couple of months (in different weathers) if it's a bit cold outside make sure you wear an extra layer because it can get chilly, best go when it's warm out to enjoy the breeze. Very nice tour, the guy who speaks on the mic is fun Nice views and very relaxing It's a must see... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun way to see parts of the harbor, complete with a tour guide! The guy who was our tour guide explained everything we saw, provided fun facts & trivia, and shared some history. The tour guide uses a microphone and is clearly audible. I read other reviews before we went on this cruise that suggested a state... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cruise, great weather, not as informative as Chicago architectural cruise. Cruise lasted 1 hour, glad I did not take advice of Argosy ticket salesman and buy noon cruise, city was still socked in with clouds. Information provided during cruise was ok. I recommend cruise when weather is nice as views of downtown were excellent, if cloudy would skip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun way to see Seattle from the water. Only saw sea lions and no other animals aside from gulls. The tour guide was terrific!

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