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Seattle Locks Cruise provided by Seattle Locks Cruise

Seattle Locks Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
135
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2960P11
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 hour narrated boat tour through the Ballard Locks
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Pier 54, 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104, USA ALERT! TWO POSSIBLE DEPARTURE LOCATIONS THAT CHANGE DEPENDING ON TIME OF YEAR! BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR TICKETS! This is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different central Seattle marinas. Check your departure location carefully on your reservation confirmation. If unsure - call Argosy Cruises
  • Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA ALERT! TWO POSSIBLE DEPARTURE LOCATIONS THAT CHANGE DEPENDING ON TIME OF YEAR! BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR TICKETS! This is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different central Seattle marinas. Check your departure location carefully on your reservation confirmation. If unsure - call Argosy Cruises
  • 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
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kids (3 and under) ride free but do require a boarding pass
  • All vessels offer both indoor & outdoor seating
  • All vessels have bathrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible. PLEASE CALL in advance to secure crew/boarding support.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to tour - Boarding starting 20 minutes prior to departure
  • Gates close 5 minutes prior to tour departure time for boat preparation and safety checks
  • ALERT! TWO POSSIBLE DEPARTURE LOCATIONS THAT CHANGE DEPENDING ON TIME OF YEAR! BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR TICKETS! This is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different central Seattle marinas. Check your departure location carefully on your reservation confirmation. If unsure - call Argosy Cruises
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 135 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2 hour narrated boat tour through the Ballard Locks
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Pier 54, 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104, USA ALERT! TWO POSSIBLE DEPARTURE LOCATIONS THAT CHANGE DEPENDING ON TIME OF YEAR! BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR TICKETS! This is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different central Seattle marinas. Check your departure location carefully on your reservation confirmation. If unsure - call Argosy Cruises
  • Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA ALERT! TWO POSSIBLE DEPARTURE LOCATIONS THAT CHANGE DEPENDING ON TIME OF YEAR! BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR TICKETS! This is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different central Seattle marinas. Check your departure location carefully on your reservation confirmation. If unsure - call Argosy Cruises
  • 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
Duration
2h
Return details
  • 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
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kids (3 and under) ride free but do require a boarding pass
  • All vessels offer both indoor & outdoor seating
  • All vessels have bathrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible. PLEASE CALL in advance to secure crew/boarding support.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to tour - Boarding starting 20 minutes prior to departure
  • Gates close 5 minutes prior to tour departure time for boat preparation and safety checks
  • ALERT! TWO POSSIBLE DEPARTURE LOCATIONS THAT CHANGE DEPENDING ON TIME OF YEAR! BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR TICKETS! This is a one way tour that starts & ends at two different central Seattle marinas. Check your departure location carefully on your reservation confirmation. If unsure - call Argosy Cruises
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 135 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul 2022
A note from Seattle Locks Cruise
Masks are optional
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lake Union
    Lake Union Drydock Co
    Floating Homes Association
    Gas Works Park
    Fremont Bridge
    Ship Canal Trail
    Fishermen's Terminal
    Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
    Discovery Park
    Puget Sound
    Space Needle
    Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Diana Z
Phoenix, AZ64 contributions
Sep 2021
We were walking by the ship on a gorgeous Sat. afternoon and saw they did tours of the Ballard Locks. We decided to purchase tickets and really enjoyed the tour. The young lady acting as our guide was relatively new to the area but had clearly studied up on interesting information around Seattle. Very comfortable ride along the waterfront and into Lake Union. The boat has a selection of beverages & snacks for purchase. The locks were interesting to pass through and the visual of how they work at the Museum of History and Industry located at the end of tour is worth checking out.
Written 13 October 2021
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craigyoung2019
30 contributions
Jul 2019
This tour in my opinion was well worth it and i would recommend this to any traveler to Seattle.
The Locks are super cool to see working and the sights you see along the way are great.
Give it a go you wont be disappointed.
Written 11 March 2020
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Belius
Newbury, UK4 contributions
Feb 2020
A fantastic two hour cruise departing from Lake Union and terminating at Elliot Bay. En-route you will see many sights including fantastic views of Seattle, floating houses, dry docks and pass through Ballard Locks. The crew of the vessel are incredibly friendly and informative as you cruise along the route. The vessel is well appointed and comfortable. We learned a great deal about the area and the history associated with the city of Seattle while taking in some great scenery and sights. A fantastic afternoon, highly recommended.
Written 11 February 2020
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Heather A
Wheaton, IL23 contributions
My husband and I purchased CityPASS tickets for Seattle, and used one of the slots for this tour (we bought the upgrade to get the locks tour). It was really interesting and cool. The guide was very knowledgeable and Informative, and we learned a lot about Puget Sound and the surrounding areas. It was our lucky day, and Mt. Rainier was even visible! There were several large cruise ships in the bay, and some barges, and the guide even talked about those. We learned about the industry side of Seattle, and the tech side, and all about the importance of the sea port. The locks were really interesting, and we got to go up from the ocean to Lake Union. It was well worth the 2 hours, and I highly recommend it.
Written 21 July 2021
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Foghorn8508
Willoughby, OH205 contributions
May 2022
An informative 2 hours on the water. You can sit inside or outside so don't worry about the weather. You go through a set of locks which is neat to see for the kids and adults alike. Lots of points of interest are pointed out by the guide as the boat moves along.
Written 21 May 2022
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wjh50
Wake Forest, NC62 contributions
Aug 2021
Extremely interesting cruise. We had originally planned the 1 hr harbor tour, but decided to upgrade to this for just a few bucks more. So glad we did. The staff was excellent, the ship was great. You can't go wrong with this!
Written 17 August 2021
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SarahRuB
Nashville, TN323 contributions
Sep 2021
This was a great way to see a bit more of Seattle and learn more about the area on our first time here. We really enjoyed our guide who was very entertaining. It was cool going through the locks.

I'm prone to motion sickness and didn't get any on this tour. We sat outside at the back of the boat and had great views. I would suggest sitting on the right side of the boat for the best views.
Written 5 September 2021
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Rob N
Fountain Valley, California4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Regardless of the weather this is a must do trip. We got extremely lucky with a Seattle Chamber of Commerce day. Warm, sunny… wait is this Seattle? The crew was exceptional from El Capitan, the tour guide and the bartender. All went out of their way to ensure a good time. The views are spectacular… we were lucky enough to see Mt Rainer. Regardless it’s all very cool, especially pulling into downtown Seattle. My wife and I have done many tours and this was absolutely one of our favorites. Truly a great value! If you take one tour in Seattle, this should be it.
Written 30 April 2022
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parker690
Burlington 3 contributions
Nice diversion, a little different than the usual tours. Thought there would be more than one lock to go through. Ship holds 300 people and there were 50 on board. Can't imagine what it would be like with a full load.
Written 24 September 2021
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Navigate768043
1 contribution
May 2022
Wonderful cruise from Lake Union through the Locks. Nice weather. Guide Toby's spiel was well informed, accurate, and outstanding. I definitely will take other visitors on the Argosy locks cruise.
Written 21 May 2022
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