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Seattle Locks Cruise - Round trip Boat & Bus Package

From USD 55.05
Highlights
  • Cruise along Seattle's famous Ballard Locks
  • Enjoy views of Elliot Bay, Puget Sound, and Lake Union
  • Soak in the stunning city skyline, surrounding mountains and parade of sailboats and yachts
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Seattle Locks Cruise - Round trip Boat & Bus Package
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12:45pm DepartureMost Popular
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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. 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.
Reviews (273)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome

I went for 2 hours cruise on a sunny March yeah I was lucky, it was an awesome experience , the way staff narrated the history and everything specifically passing through the lock was wonderful .

Thank VJAYN
Reviewed 4 February 2019
Beautiful Relaxing Boat Ride

What a relaxing way to spend a couple hours. Starting on Lake Union, going through the locks then out into Puget Sound back to Seattle. Always something new to see and going through the locks was a very unique experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eric V
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile
Great trip

This was one of the best part of our visit to Seattle. It was about two and a half hours long. It was a small group of people but the crew was very informed and gave out great information! You really go through the history...More

Thank Enza52green
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile
Very pleased and satisfied!

We upgraded the city pass to do the longer locks cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it! Great views of the city and house boats in Union Lake. Today we got to see Mt Ranier clearly!

2  Thank HonorH567
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile
Lots of fun and informative

We did not see whales or porpoises, but our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a lot of historical information. You can sit inside or outside, depending on your mood. We did not do the round trip with the bus, but walked to...More

Thank 139OhioMom
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RandyCaton
18 March 2019|
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Response from 139OhioMom | Reviewed this property |
There were definately kids on our cruise tour. I just double checked my pictures. U also recommend calling.
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grovegirl240
5 March 2019|
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Response from rosearleigh | Reviewed this property |
We really liked going through the locks, very interesting to see how they work. Also, they give you tourist information as you sail around, including pointing out the boathouse from the movie Sleepless in Seattle.
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Anne-Marie R
9 February 2019|
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Response from eric82clark | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets the day of, but if the weather is nice, I would recommend purchasing it ahead of time.
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