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Tour code: 2960LOCKS
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.

Highlights

  • Cruise along Seattle's famous Ballard Locks
  • Enjoy views of Elliot Bay, Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington
  • 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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What You Can Expect

Seattle Locks Cruise

Seattle Locks Cruise

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 and Lake Washington. 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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Customer Reviews

Glenda H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

very enjoyable way to see the city from the water and liked going through the locks

Carol W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was great! Perfect day, the guide was very good. Everything on time organized clean etc!!!

Mridula K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent.

Kim T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The cruise was exceptional and everyone in my family has enjoyed it very much! We will be going on another one in the near future! Thank you so much to your very talented staff!

sharkbait9

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fabulous. Very interesting and informative.

Ma d E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Un paseo muy interesante por las esclusas de Seattle, muy buenas vistas de la ciudad, muy recomendado.

Eryn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour! Staff very friendly and knowledgable- we learned so much about Seattle we would not have otherwise known. Going through the locks was a new and fun experience too!

Bruce M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour. Enjoyed it immensely.

Paul T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great enjoyed it very much

Casey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a very chill way to see the waters around Seattle. The tour guides were great in explaining history, climate, etc... It's something you should do once if you come to the city. Also, the boat serves drinks too, so its a fun pre dinner 2.5 hour cruise.

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