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Argosy Cruises - Lake Union

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Address: 1200 Westlake Avenue North, AGC Marina, Dock E, Seattle, WA 98109
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+1 206-623-1445
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09:00 - 18:45
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Narrated sightseeing cruises from this location:

LOCKS (2-2.5-hr): Be...

Narrated sightseeing cruises from this location:

LOCKS (2-2.5-hr): Be surrounded by floating homes and houseboats, large fishing vessels, seaplanes, majestic city parks, more. While in the Locks, YOU become the attraction.

LAKE UNION (1.5-hr): Explore Seattle’s urban aquatic playground in Lake Union, Portage Bay, and the Montlake Cut. Learn about the transformation of Lake Union from a gritty industrial resource to a beloved public space.

See our website for full list of all our public sightseeing tours and schedules.

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USD 36.47*
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Lake Union Cruise from Seattle
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Great afternoon activity!

We really enjoyed our boat ride! It happened to be a very cold day, but we sat inside and enjoyed some wine and our informative tour guide. The cruise was advertised as 2 hours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jodie F
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Denver, United States

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Denver, United States
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our boat ride! It happened to be a very cold day, but we sat inside and enjoyed some wine and our informative tour guide. The cruise was advertised as 2 hours and it was closer to 1.5, but at $35 I would say it was still a good value. We saw the floating houses, sea planes, a... More 

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ArgosySocial, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the Lake Union Cruise and look forward to seeing you agian soon! More 

Redmond, Washington
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Just came back from one of the worst rides ever in my life. Here are the reasons. 1. This was supposed to be a parade of ships decorated in Christmas themes. Great concept if was not for the fact they forgot to explain the "captain" of our ship (Lady Mary) what does a parade means. While the main ship was... More 

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ArgosySocial, Marketing Coordinator at Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, responded to this review

Hello, I understand our Guest Services team spoke with you directly last week regarding your Christmas Ship experience. We value guest feedback and are always looking to make improvements. Please let us know if you have further concerns. Kindly, Jaime More 

Kyle, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We spent so much time down by the water front that this trip was really seeing another Seattle. The trip was nice and long... we saw so many neat things. Sea planes taking off and landing, Bill Gates home, large and small boats.. and the house boats from Sleepless in Seattle. We really relaxed on this tour

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Did the Locks cruise yesterday on a beautiful sunny day (which undoubtedly helped) we upgraded with our city pass from the harbour cruise and were really pleased we did. The whole cruise was excellent and the tour guide Kelly was so knowledgeable and interesting. Actually saw Mount Rainier which is unusual. I would thoroughly recommend this cruise to anyone.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful & sunny fall day to enjoy a wonderful 2 hour cruise. It starts at Lake Union ($5 less for one way) & ends at Pier 55 (or you can take the bus from Pier 55 for round trip). The guide provided great info about the buildings, boats, "local flavor" and Seattle. We got to see floating... More 

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

great tour - guide was very good and informative,good views of the shipyards and the houseboats and going through the lock was an amazing experience.very enjoyable and a must if you have the time while in seattle

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day, relaxing and informative boat ride on Lake Union. The ride is smooth - the speed limit is 5 knots, the crew friendly and the views and information interesting - even the child aboard was entertained. It was fun to learn about an alternative lifestyle and see the cute floating homes. Well worth 1.5 hours and reasonable price.

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Fellsmere, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Went out on the lock cruise on a super windy day and although the water was quite rough and the boat was rocky it made for quite a fun ride. The tour guide gave a lot of great information, the scenery was amazing and it was just an all-around great way to spend an afternoon on the water.

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Granville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The website said the locks tour wasn't available in September but when we got to the dock to take the harbor tour, we found it started in 15 minutes and signed up! Great tour...the guide was interesting and seeing the variety of vistas from lake Union to the houseboats, shipyards along the canal through the locks and out into the... More 

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Naples
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We took this cruise after being in the city for several days. It was nice to sit, relax, have a cocktail and listen to the guide Michael do his thing. The views were great, the narration was fresh and interesting and it was a gorgeous day. As we were going through the locks, one of the engineers on the lock... More 

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