OverviewEnjoy beautiful views of Seattle from the water on this relaxing cruise along the Ballard Locks, connecting Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington. Watch a parade of sailboats, tugboats and yachts passing through the complex Seattle locks system, and snap photos of the stunning city skyline and surrounding mountains. You'll also pass the floating houseboat community famously featured in the film 'Sleepless in Seattle.'
Know More about this tourYour Seattle locks cruise departs from Pier 56 on the Seattle Central Waterfront. After hopping on the boat, cruise out along the Ballard Locks, formally the Hiram M Chittenden Locks, built in 1911 to provide a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects to Lake Union.
Learn about the complex locks system from the live onboard commentary. You'll be treated with views of the stunning Seattle skyline, Elliot Bay, Puget Sound, Lake Union, the surrounding mountains and a parade of sailboats, motorboats, tugboats, barges and yachts passing through the locks. 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 also cruise past the iconic floating houseboat community that was featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. Take advantage of great photo opportunities here. When you disembark the cruise, you'll be taken back to Pier 56 by coach.
Inclusions for Seattle Locks Cruise
- Live commentary on board
- Local taxes
Exclusions for Seattle Locks Cruise
- Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This cruise must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of your travel date
Confirmation for this cruise will be received at time of booking
Should you need an ADA accessible motor coach, please advise local supplier prior to travel date so that they can arrange for appropriate transportation.