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  • Address: 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
One of Seattle’s top attractions is Lake Union, a freshwater glacial lake enhancing the aesthetics of the area while also offering a number of recreational activities. For those who want to be in the water, kayaking, standup paddle boarding and canoeing are popular activities. If you’d rather stay dry there are a number of things to do around Lake Union’s shores, mainly exploring the many scenic parks like Fairview Park, South Lake Union Park, North Passage Point Park, Gas Works Park, and Terry Pettus Park. 

While at Lake Union you can also visit the Naval Reserve Building, home to the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). Along with a permanent collection holding over 100,000 objects, -- some of which include Seattle artifacts, local inventions, maritime pieces, local artwork and historical textiles -- there are rotating exhibits, historical workshops and lectures, and public tours.

If you enjoy festivals, don’t miss the annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival that takes place each July. The event pays homage to Seattle’s maritime heritage by giving people the chance to sail on historic wooden ships, see an array of beautiful wooden boats, listen to live music, indulge in tasty food and drink and even craft their own tiny wooden boats.

To enhance your water experience with some background information, there are a number of tours focused on Lake Union, for example a Seattle Kayak Tour on Lake Union. This excursion allows you to follow a knowledgeable guide on kayak, paddling through this beautiful natural attraction while taking in sights like the nearby parks, secluded coves, Fremont Bridge and the waterfront houseboats made famous in Sleepless in Seattle.

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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise, Seattle, null
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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise

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Cruise Lake Union and enjoy the sights and sounds on this 2-hour cocktail cruise. Watch seaplane take-offs and landings up close and see the iconic Space ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Sunset Cruise on Lake Union, Seattle, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sunset Cruise on Lake Union

Cruise in the lap of luxury aboard ‘Candére’ during a 3-hour sunset tour on Lake Union. Glide past floating homes and get a good look at Seattle-area ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market, Seattle, Sunset ... 
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

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Not sure what to see in Seattle? Take the stress out of sightseeing on this 6-hour tour, which covers 50 miles (80 kilometers) of downtown Seattle and the ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00
Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Union, Seattle, Full-day Tours
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Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Union

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See the sights of Seattle during a 20-minute flight in a 5- or 10-passenger seaplane. Everyone gets a window seat on this flightseeing tour over Seattle’s ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Seattle Locks Cruise, Seattle, Air Tours
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Seattle Locks Cruise

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Enjoy beautiful views of Seattle from the water on this relaxing cruise along the Ballard Locks, connecting Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington. Watch ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.22
Seattle Seaplane Tour, Seattle, Day Cruises
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Seattle Seaplane Tour

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Experience unsurpassed aerial views of Seattle on this 20-minute seaplane tour. Explore the Emerald City, all the while taking in the panoramic Northwest ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.50
2-Hour Seattle City Tour, Seattle, Helicopter Tours
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2-Hour Seattle City Tour

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This 2 hour Seattle City Tour is a fantastic way to see the Seattle Metro Area! Enjoy Seattle's natural beauty and capture the perfect photo that will cause ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00
Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour, Seattle, Full-day Tours
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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour

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Pair pop culture with history during this 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of Seattle by minibus. Drive by city highlights like Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Scenic, Greater Seattle Airplane Tour, Seattle, City Tours
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Scenic, Greater Seattle Airplane Tour

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Take off on a scenic airplane tour of Seattle, and witness aerial views of the Emerald City and panoramic Northwest vistas. Your pilot will give a personal ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: Flexible

From USD $93.16
Narrated Seattle Seaplane Flight Tour from Renton, Seattle, Helicopter Tours
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Narrated Seattle Seaplane Flight Tour from Renton

This is a 20-minute narrated seaplane flight departing from The Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane base in Renton, on the South shore of Lake Washington. You will ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.50

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