Seattle Locks Cruise

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This one-way cruise starts & ends at 2 different central Seattle locations. Choose to depart from Pier 54 or from AGC Marina on Lake Union. This local favorite offers an opportunity to explore both Lake Union & downtown Seattle. Situated in the heart of Seattle, Lake Union is home to famous floating home communities seen in the classic movie Sleepless in Seattle. See seaplanes taking off & 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 USA, and cruise past many 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 & 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 4.59 out of 5 stars based on 82 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Kristal_M, Mar 2023 Verified
We were part of a lucky cruise that saw a couple of pods of orcas. The crew was just as excited as the passengers. It was an amazing experience and the crew adjusted for the occasion. Even without the orca sightings it was a great experience.
mary_g, Mar 2023 Verified
Loved the water views of the city. Loved hearing a bit of history and information about the piers and ships that we passed. Beautiful views of the city. The crew was especially entertaining. The Locks are interesting if you have never done them.
maxack2007, Feb 2023 Verified
Amazing Tour. Would recommend for sure. Was great to see how the Locks work. Views are stunning. Harbour Seals were the best for me. Haven’t see them in real life. So many just chillin’ in the sun.
Aaron R, Nov 2022 Verified
Great excursions around the city. The tour guide was very informative without being too chatty. Great to see the city from the water!
Janie_K, Nov 2022 Verified
Our 13 year old grandson loved the visual and scientific experience of going through the locks. A great trip
Karissa O, Nov 2022 Verified
Awesome views of Seattle and amazing commentary of the history of significant times/landmarks of the area!Our guide for the tour was amazing! Highly recommend this tour!
Edgar_M, Oct 2022 Verified
This was one of the best cruise ever. So, so beautiful views and very nice experience! Highly recommend!
Patty_W, Oct 2022 Verified
The guide was super knowledgeable and had a very clear voice. She was awesome! Great learning how the lock system worked. You really shouldn’t require feedback if you do a survey.
Getaway147855, Oct 2022 Verified
Our tour guide Lars was great!! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humor. The weather was beautiful and the boat very clean. Highly recommend this trip!!
Barrett_B, Oct 2022 Verified
Absolutely loved seeing the Seattle skyline, going through the locks was great, seeing multiple ships from the "Deadliest Catch" series in harbor was a cool bonus, and seeing the house boat from "Sleepless in Seattle" was my wife's highlight. The narration along the entire trip was both informative and entertaining.

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