Seattle Locks Cruise

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    January 1 - March 30: FRI, SAT, SUN, MON at 12:45 PM , March 31 - April 27: Daily at 12:45 PM , April 28 - September 3 : Daily at 12:45 PM, 3:45 PM , September 4 - September 27.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Locks Cruise - Boat & Bus (Round-trip) Experience:  Always Departs/Ends at Pier 55 , The cruise portion is one way through the locks. However - This tour includes a motor coach transfer .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point (Pier 55)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Take in the spectacular views and experience the transition from salt to fresh water on a Locks Cruise! This narrated cruise provides you with knowledge, fun facts and the chance to become the attraction to those on shore as your vessel raises up or lowers, due to the ever-changing tides of Puget Sound. Between Elliott Bay and Lake Union youll be surrounded large fishing vessels, seaplanes, majestic city parks, floating homes and photo ops views of mountains, city skyline and the Space Needle. Full bar and snacks are available for purchase on board.The above listed Boat & Bus Lock Cruise option is a round-trip experience that includes a motor coach transfer - based from Pier 55. A one way Stay & Play option (not listed) is available as well.

Know More about this tour

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!


  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes


  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

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 72 hours in advance of your travel date

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

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