Hop aboard the Locks Cruise and learn all about the complex Locks system that provides a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects to Lake union. Watch as the Locks' water levels are adjusted to allow their safe passage, and spot the fish ladder, built to allow salmon to pass between the fresh water and salt water. You'll be treated with live onboard commentary and views of the stunning Seattle skyline, Lake union, Puget Sound, the surrounding mountains, Elliot Bay and a parade of sailboats, motorboats, tugboats, barges and yachts passing through the Locks. You'll even cruise past the iconic floating houseboat community that was featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle, so take advantage of great photo opportunities here!
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- Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
Departure Time :
ROUND TRIP Boat & Bus Locks Cruise, Departs/Ends at Pier 55, Cruise portion is one-way through the locks , An included motor coach transfer makes it a round trip tour, January 1 - March 29: FRI, S.. read more
Departure Details :
Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
ROUND TRIPBoat & Bus LOCKS CRUISE
Enjoy a narrated cruise over Lake union, Ballard Locks, Puget Sound & Elliott bay.Lake union is home to the famous floating home community seen in the classic Sleepless in Seattle. Thelake is an active airport for seaplanes, water sports and the fishing industry. You'll pass manycommercial docks (home to vessels from the show Deadliest Catch). On your way from the freshwater of Lake union to the saltwater of the Puget Sound, you pass through the Ballard Locks which holds the saltwater out of the lakes.In Puget Sound, you enjoy astonishing vistas of Seattle's unique skyline, Mount rainier hovering in the distance, and ferry boats plying the waters. The narrated cruise portion is one-way.However, this round trip package includesa motor coach transferso the tour starts/ends at Pier 55.
Know More about this tour
Boat & Bus Round-trip Package - Includes the one way cruise plus a motor coach transfer to/from Pier 55
Live commentary on board
Local sales taxes
Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Confirmation for this cruise will be received at time of booking
This cruise must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
Limited space based on final motor coach capacity
Should you need an ADA accessible motor coach, please advise Argosy Cruises prior to travel date so that they can arrange for appropriate transportation.
Kids (3 and under) ride free - But do require a boarding pass
All minors must be accompanied by an adult
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
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The bus ride was a half hour before arriving to the boat. I wish the acutal bus ride was informative about the the town of Seattle as we drove thru the town. Once we got on the boat, the narration was wonderful. Extremely informative and felt worth every dollar.
We lucked out with a sunny clear day so it made the trip even better. The ship was easy to board and left right on time. The crew were friendly and informative. Billy was the narrator and did an excellent job. The tour was very interesting and gave many opportunities for great photos.
We took the bus to the boat and boarded. There were plenty of seats - inside and outside. But going through the locks was incredible. The views were close up and nice but I had never gone through a lock. Fantastic.
Enjjoyed the scenery but did not see any salmon ladders or fish jumping and actually the boat was just too large for me. Enjoy smaller group experincees more.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Sound and Locks cruise - the tour guide was very informative and we lucked out with great sunny weather. And the refreshing huckleberry vodka cocktail was very tasty!
This tour was awesome. We learned so much and enjoyed seeing all the sights. The day was beautiful with tons of sunshine! We are seniors, but I know the kids would enjoy this also.
Got into Seattle looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon. Found the Lockes tour and booked for 5 people. Boat was clean, nice bar and snacks, and tour conductors were great. Very informative and friendly. Nice afternoon.
Fun trip. Samantha, the narrator, was very knowledgeable and talked the whole trip. Knows a lot about Seattle. Skip the bar, tho. Overpriced and the lowest quality.
My husband and I absolutely LOVED this tour of Lake Union upto Puget Sound. Our tour guide - AJ - was REALLY great - he had so much information about Seattle's history, each of the buildings and neighborhoods we encountered on the banks of the water bodies, the locks themselves, the ships, the industries, trade that related to the port, and dinner recommendations for after the tour! The boat serve snacks and drinks for purchase, including some well needed icecream for that hot day! One thing I wish was possible to control was people moving ahead of others who were seated, and blocking their view, and a little bit later taking the seats that we not theirs - i know there is no reserved seating, but it is important to respect that the seats were "taken" or atleast ask. Nevertheless, we were able to move around, stand, and still take in the view despite those who were being inconsiderate!
Had a great trip. Perfect weather. Host was very knowledgeable and did a great job. Very relaxing 2 hour trip.