Seattle Locks Cruise

10 Reviews | Seattle, USA

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2 hours (Approx.)
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Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
A note about this tour
Masks are optional


This one-way cruise starts & ends at two different locations, giving you an opportunity to explore both Lake Union and downtown Seattle (pay attention to your specific marina departure location when booking).
Situated in the heart of Seattle, Lake Union is home to the famous floating home community seen in the classic movie Sleepless in Seattle. See seaplanes taking off and landing on a regular basis commercial docks with vessels from the hit TV show Deadliest Catch. Pass under the Fremont Bridge, the most frequently opened drawbridge in the United States, and cruise past several of Seattle’s historic neighborhoods.
On your way from the freshwater of Lake Union to the saltwater of the Puget Sound, pass through the Ballard Locks. These locks raise and lower vessels an average of 20 feet between Lake Union and sea level.
Once in Puget Sound, take in the views: Seattle's unique skyline, the Olympic Mountains and Mt Rainier, and large ferry boats taking passengers to and from the city.



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Average 4.10 out of 5 stars based on 10 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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suewill, Sep 2021 Verified
John was the tour commentator and he was fantastic!! John gave so many details and wonderful information about the many sights along the tour. I highly recommend this tour to any tourist or local resident who wants to learn great information about Seattle and the surrounding area.
Add it to your must-do list!
Patty B, Aug 2021 Verified
This locks cruise was one of our trip highlights! It's fun and very educational! The tour guide and captain are very informed and friendly. You get to see and learn about beautiful sights, animals, history and you get to watch and experience the locks in action. I highly recommend it!
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Annette, Aug 2021 Verified
Completely enjoyed this cruise! Crew of 3 worked hard and made the cruise comfortable. We especially loved all the new information as we went through the locks.
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Jennifer D, Aug 2021 Verified
Great info and stories. Learned so much. You could tell the guide really enjoyed what she was doing. The view was amazing.
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marybzorn, Jul 2021 Verified
Fun interesting and informative. Great views of Seattle area. Worth the money. The guide gave us history and pointed out interesting things as we went along.
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Teresa N, Jul 2020 Verified
Joy and Fun . I luv it and love to go again in next year. Lalalalalala!!!! HAPPY July 4th is great!!! I have a good time with you
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afroTaino, Jan 2022 Verified
Beautiful experience The company needs to emphasize that the pick-up & release areas are different Not just to say that there are 2 boarding locations; it causes confusion
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Beth B, Apr 2019 Verified
Tour guide and crew were great. Nice 2 hr ride through the waters surrounding Seattle. Great to see some houseboat communities.
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Thomas R, Aug 2019 Verified
I printed my ticket on line, got there early so we could get good outside seats, stood in line for almost an hour and when we got to the person checking tickets, I was told that I needed to go to the office and get a replacement ticket (no place on my printed ticket did it say that). As a result, we were the last ones to get on the boat and no outside seats were available!! Last time I will bring visitors on an Argosy cruise!
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Vincent M, Oct 2021 Verified
Although I enjoyed the tour, I was appalled and disgusted by Argosy for dumping all of us out in an unfamiliar area of Seattle after conclusion of the tour. This company has no regard or respect for its customers. I had no way to get back to downtown Seattle and the crew was of no help at all! Two years ago when I took the cruise, Agosy provided a bus for a round-trip experience from their pier. Why was this discontinued? How cheap of Argosy to save a few bucks! I would have gladly paid a few extra dollars for the return bus ride. Don't go on this cruise until this matter is resolved!

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