Seattle Locks Sightseeing Cruise

Explore Elliot Bay, Union Lake and the Locks on a 2 Hour Scenic Cruise

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest as you cruise through the Seattle Locks, Lake Union and Elliot Bay. You will experience a one of a kind event as you travel through the Locks themselves! 

The fun of this unique gift begins when you board the ship at Pier 55 on the historic Seattle waterfront. On this two and a half hour sightseeing tour, you will enjoy live narration of Seattle's history, while viewing the beautiful waterfront, spectacular city skyline one of the world's largest shipping terminals, the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges and more. Highlights of this Seattle Cruise also include close-up views of workboats in Tugboat Alley, Seattle's Historic Houseboat Community and of course a trip through the Chittenden Locks where the vessel is raised or lowered to travel between the salt and fresh waters. After your two-hour Puget Sound cruise is complete, you will be transported via coach back to Pier 55.

Whether you live in the Emerald City and you're looking for a unique way to spend the afternoon or the perfect way to entertain out of town guests, this exciting Seattle Locks Cruise is the ticket!

Where It's Located hide

  • Seattle, Washington

Who Is Included hide

The Seattle Locks Cruise Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be 100 or more additional participants on the cruise.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Seattle Locks Cruises are offered daily year round, subject to availability. Cruises typically depart at 12:45 PM and at 3:45 PM on select days of the week May thru September.

How Long Is It hide

The Locks Tours have a cruise length of approximately 2 hours, a 20 minute narrated motor coach ride through Seattle and have a total duration of approximately 3 hours.

Weather hide

The Seattle Cruises may be rescheduled by the Captain due to extreme weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather. Cancellations are rare and cruises typically take place in most weather conditions.

What To Wear hide

Casual attire is suggested. Layers are recommended.

Additional Information hide

This experience typically takes place on the Goodtime III or on Sightseer. These vessels have a fully enclosed main deck and a partially enclosed upper deck. They can accommodate a maximum of 150 guests. There is a full-service bar available on board for the purchase of specialty cocktails, local wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Boarding photos are available for purchase upon return.

Participants will enjoy a 20-minute narrated motor coach ride through Seattle back to the starting point of the cruise.

Sailing schedules may vary on the 4th of July, Seafair Weekend and UW Husky Football home game days. Cruise Routes are approximate and can change based on each sailing’s weather patterns, vessel traffic, and other non-predictable factors, based on the Captains’ discretion.

Price includes tax and surcharge.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Seattle Locks Cruise Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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