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Seattle Locks Cruise - Round trip Boat & Bus Package

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy this entertaining and educational 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of Seattle from Ballard Locks. The locks provide a link for boats between the saltwater of Puget Sound and the freshwater of the Ship Canal, which then connects to Lake Union. Take in the seemingly never-ending view of the city skyline, including the Great Wheel Ferris wheel, the iconic Space Needle, the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges and majestic Mt Rainier. Also see the houseboat community that featured prominently in the movie Sleepless in Seattle.

    Learn how the locks work as the boat is lifted to the freshwater level of the ship canal. Then while leaving the locks, find out more about Seattle’s fishing communities and the Deadliest Catch boats.

    There are food and beverages options available for purchase on board the boat.

    This tour also includes a 20-minute motor coach transfer before or after the tour, assuring that the tour starts and ends at the same spot along Seattle’s waterfront.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Boat & Bus Round-trip Package - Includes the one-way cruise + a motor coach transfer to/from Pier 55
    • Live Narration on board the Argosy boat only. No guide or commentary on coach transfer
    • Local sales taxes
    • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    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 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
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • All vessels offer both indoor & outdoor seating
    • All vessels have bathrooms
    • General boarding starts 30 minutes prior to the tour 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    My husband and I took the harbor locks cruise and it was awesome! We got to see how the locks work with a narration by the expert guide. The guide was available and accessible to answer questions and there was never a dull moment. We didn’t see any wildlife (she said whales are
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    We really liked this tour. Jay our tour guide was excellent providing lots of interesting facts. Boat was nice and not crowded so we could relax and enjoy our drinks.
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    We went on this cruise on a Sunday in late November, fully expecting rain and cloudy skies. We were super lucky with a gorgeous day! Blue skies, not too cold, no rain. The whole staff on board was awesome. Friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable. We really enjoyed hearing some of
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    My wife and I took this tour to and enjoyed it. The boat if fairly large, accomodating a couple of hundred people or more. The captain and crew were friendly and quite competent. We took the tour that ended with a bus ride back to downtown Seattle. We recommend this for couples
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    Response from Argosy_Cruises, Front Office Manager at Seattle Locks Cruise - Round trip Boat & Bus Package
    Responded 12 Nov 2019
    Thanks so much for taking the time to review your Locks Cruise! Our crew are truly passionate about sharing the history and beauty of the PNW and we are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your time on the water. We would love to hear what we could do to earn that fifth star! Hope to cruise again with you soon.
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    Had an amazing tour yesterday! The narrator, Heath, was personable and knowledgeable. The scenery was beautiful and it was an overall wonderful and worthwhile use of our time and budget! In addition, the ride was very smooth and breezy!
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