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Seattle Locks Cruise

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Pass through the renowned Ballard Locks and learn about the complex system on a cruise that transports you between the freshwater of Lake Union and the saltwater of Puget Sound. The one-way cruise can be used as transportation, making it ideal for travelers who want to avoid traffic and enjoy a unique journey from the Seattle waterfront to the AGC Marina on South Lake Union (or vice versa).
  • Take a one-way cruise through the Ballard Locks
  • Pass by the floating community from the movie Sleepless in Seattle
  • Get details about the sights through live onboard commentary
  • Take photos of the Seattle skyline from the water
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Live commentary on board
Local taxes
Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
Gratuities
  • Pier 54 , 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Argosy Cruises - located at Pier 54, 1001 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101 on the Seattle Waterfront ALERT! TWO POSSIBLE DEPARTURE LOCATIONS - CHECK YOUR TICKETS! This is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different central Seattle marinas. Check your departure location on your reservation.

  • Argosy Cruises - Lake Union , Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, AGC Marina/Dock E, 1000 Westlake Avenue N. Next to Kenmore Air Seaplanes ALERT! TWO POSSIBLE DEPARTURE LOCATIONS - CHECK YOUR TICKETS! This is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different central Seattle marinas. Check your departure location on your reservation.

  • This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • Argosy Cruises - Lake Union , Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Argosy Cruises at AGC Marina; Dock E at 1000 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109 Located Next to Kenmore Air Seaplanes ALERT! The Locks Cruise is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different downtown Seattle marinas. Always check your end location on your reservation/tickets.

  • Pier 54 , 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Argosy Cruises - Pier 54 Ticket Booth located at 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98101 on the Seattle Waterfront ALERT! The Locks Tour is a one way tour that starts and ends at two different downtown Seattle marinas. Always check your end location on your reservation/tickets. Questions - Call

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Kids (3 and under) ride free but do require a boarding pass
    • All minors must be accompanied by an adult
    • All vessels offer both indoor & outdoor seating
    • All vessels have bathrooms
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible. PLEASE CALL in advance to secure crew/boarding support.
    • Check-in 30 minutes prior to tour - with boarding starting 20 minutes prior to departure
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 135 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Argosy Cruises
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Seattle Locks Cruise?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    See all safety measures taken by Seattle Locks Cruise.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Seattle Locks Cruise?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Seattle Locks Cruise.

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    Reviews

    4.5
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    59 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    star-5
    A beautiful day with...
    Kitty_E
    , May 2022
    A beautiful day with great weather and interesting narration to go with it. We enjoyed every minute of it.
    star-4
    Great Way to See Seattle
    Marcia_S
    , May 2022
    We enjoyed the friendly staff, awesome narration, and the comfort of the boat. The wine was pricey for the quality, but the concession area and restrooms were nice to have on board.
    star-5
    A lot of fun
    John_C
    , May 2022
    Loved the hole trip the locks looked a locks still loved the beer popcorn that smell was good k was good wild life
    star-5
    You should do this
    Douglas_O
    , May 2022
    SIRI said rain and yuck but the sun came out it was an absolutely amazing and beautiful day the sound cruise is full of facts previously unknown to me so it was very interstellar and the boat is clean and BIG enough to feel completely at ease on. The Locks are cool and the lake is wonderful you should do this.
    star-5
    Great narration and...
    Franklin_S
    , May 2022
    Great narration and staff. Would be better if children weren’t allowed to run free but that is their parents issue.
    star-5
    Fun trip worth the money
    Kim_P
    , Apr 2022
    Fun unique experience. Beautiful scenery, interesting history of Seattle's waterfront, great lock experience.
    star-5
    Experience Seattle Differently
    Jennifer_G
    , Mar 2022
    Going through the Locks at low tide was incredible! Seeing boats from the Deadliest Catch, a bald eagle and sooooo much more!
    star-3
    Awesome Cruise but Ticket Information was very Misleading
    Ghary_G
    , Feb 2022
    This was our first visit to Seattle and found the information on the ticket to be misleading. We took the Uber to Pier 55, which was the departure point stated on the ticket, only to be told that the cruise was actually leaving from Lake Union. Please be more specific and clear about the information that you include in the tour tickets. First-time Seattle visitors DO NOT know that Lake Union is different from Pier 55!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Seattle water tour
    James_K
    , Feb 2022
    If you are into LOCKS, a tour of Seattle waters, or some Seattle history this is a great Seattle experience.
    star-1
    Abandoned at the Lake!
    Vincent_M
    , Oct 2021
    Although I enjoyed the tour, I was appalled and disgusted by Argosy for dumping all of us out in an unfamiliar area of Seattle after conclusion of the tour. This company has no regard or respect for its customers. I had no way to get back to downtown Seattle and the crew was of no help at all! Two years ago when I took the cruise, Agosy provided a bus for a round-trip experience from their pier. Why was this discontinued? How cheap of Argosy to save a few bucks! I would have gladly paid a few extra dollars for the return bus ride. Don't go on this cruise until this matter is resolved!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Overview of trip/tour
    helen_h
    , Sep 2021
    This tour was very enjoyable. The staff were excellent, and they gave a great overview of the entire area, the house boats, the Sound, the fishing boats, etc.
    star-5
    Nice one way cruise
    Beautiful_M
    , Sep 2021
    Loved seeing the house boats and floating homes. Crew was nice very nice. Informative cruise 🚢 was nice.
    star-5
    Great tour!
    Dianne_D
    , Sep 2021
    Captain Steve, John and Kelly were all fantastic. Lots of information and a nice cruise on the water
    star-5
    Great tour to be taken!
    Sue_W
    , Sep 2021
    John was the tour commentator and he was fantastic!! John gave so many details and wonderful information about the many sights along the tour. I highly recommend this tour to any tourist or local resident who wants to learn great information about Seattle and the surrounding area.
    star-5
    Loved it!
    Cassandra_J
    , Sep 2021
    We loved it so much we did it twice in the 7 days we were in town!! Definitely worth it! You won’t regret it!
    star-5
    Perfect small trip
    Sarah_S
    , Sep 2021
    We went to Seattle for our honeymoon. We wanted to spend time on the water and this was a great little cruise.
    star-2
    Bring back the bus connector
    Chris_D
    , Aug 2021
    I have made the trip many times with a bus ride to the Lake Union dock from the pier 55 dock pre-covid. It was great and conveinient. I went to the pier 55 location to validate my ticate and was told I needed to find my own way to Lake Union to start the trip.Glad I was up to the 2 mile walk with my son ,otherwise the doat ride was fun as usual. Please bring back the connector bus trip. I saw some very confused people exiting the boat wondering how to get back to their vehickes.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great way to spend a few hours in Seattle!
    Erica_B
    , Aug 2021
    The tour guides were very knowledgeable and talk to us throughout the tour. It was very nice to see the city from the water and get to go around to Lake Union through the locks system. This Was unexpected and new for me to go from saltwater into a freshwater lake while never leaving the boat we were on.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Locks tour
    Nancy_M
    , Aug 2021
    The Locks and all of the information that came with the cruise. The guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and very entertaining.
    star-5
    Argosy locks tour.
    Bayard_E
    , Aug 2021
    Learned a lot about the as built and natural state of Seattle that is very interesting. Excellent tour live narration!

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