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Seattle Locks Cruise

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Pass through the renowned Ballard Locks and learn about the complex system on a cruise that transports you between the freshwater of Lake Union and the saltwater of Puget Sound. The one-way cruise can be used as transportation, making it ideal for travelers who want to avoid traffic and enjoy a unique journey from the Seattle waterfront to the AGC Marina on South Lake Union (or vice versa).
  • Take a one-way cruise through the Ballard Locks
  • Pass by the floating community from the movie Sleepless in Seattle
  • Get details about the sights through live onboard commentary
  • Take photos of the Seattle skyline from the water
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2 hour narrated boat tour through the Ballard Locks
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
Gratuities
  • 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

  • This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • 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

    • 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 travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 135 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Argosy Cruises
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local 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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Seattle Locks Cruise?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Seattle Locks Cruise.

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    Reviews

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    87 Reviews

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    star-1
    Negative experience
    Olga_M
    , Aug 2022
    We booked this trip way in advance and had our itinerary planned for our Seattle vacation. The day of our tour, 3 hours before our tour time, the company called us saying they needed to cancel because of an engine issue. They have no substitute boats for these kinds of situations and therefore we missed out on this experience. We are extremely disappointed.
    star-5
    Sublime in Seattle
    Kari_b
    , Aug 2022
    Everything! - the tour guide, captain, bartender and of course the sunshine and scenery! Would do again!
    star-1
    Upset
    Ann_G
    , Aug 2022
    I accidentally book the trip wrong date.. I did book it again. I tried to get a hold of someone, with no luck.
    star-5
    So well worth the money and very informative!
    SUE_W
    , Jul 2022
    Our boat captain as well as Ryan (narrator) we’re EXCEPTIONAL! The bartender was as well-do friendly, courteous, and informative. This was a GREAT experience! (We travelled on Sunday 7/24/22 from Lake Union.)
    star-5
    Boat Cruises of the Puget...
    Zoe_V
    , Jul 2022
    Boat Cruises of the Puget Sound and Seattle Area Waterways Create a Fantastic Family Celebration! Getting a great response from my 94 year-old mom who celebrated her birthday with the Ballard Locks tour was priceless. My sons enjoyed learning the history and all the world firsts associated with the geography of the Locks and Puget Sound. Yes, we are residents, but it has become a summer tradition to cruise with you! Wonderful.
    star-5
    A really great experience!
    Jeanette_A
    , Jul 2022
    Not sure what I was expecting from this tour, but it far exceeded my expectations! We all loved every second of the tour. So much history about Seattle and what an AMAZING experience to go through the Locks. I mean, wow!! We would highly recommend this fun tour to anyone of all ages.
    star-5
    Highly recommend the Lake Union/Locks Cruise but spiel significantly varies depending on Departure Point.
    Bea_K
    , Jul 2022
    Glorious weather and excellent guide information throughout the cruise. Interesting that the focus of the information given by the tour guides varies. When departing from Pier 54, guide gives lots of information on passage through Elliott Bay/Puget Sound/Locks with little information on Lake Union. When departing from Lake Union, guide gives an abundance of information on Lake Union/Locks, with almost no information on the cruise through Puget Sound and Elliott Bay to Pier 54.
    star-5
    Bucket list experience
    Mary_F
    , Jul 2022
    The whole experience was amazing! Awesome crew as well. We lucked in to a perfect day with views of Mt. Rainer.
    star-5
    10/10 would highly recommend
    Jim_J
    , Jul 2022
    The tour was informative with the history of the lake, the locks and the city as we went through the cruise.
    star-5
    Great trip!
    Roger_W
    , Jul 2022
    Really great experience. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Jeremy!! The crew was great and the captain too.
    star-4
    Cracking locks cruise!
    James_B
    , Jun 2022
    Really enjoyable! Around 2hrs long with great views of Lake Union and the Puget Sound (some amazing mountain views). Commentary was very interesting and seeing the locks procedure was great!
    star-5
    Great Tour guide and...
    Todd_J
    , Jun 2022
    Great Tour guide and Captain were great. The locks was a nice experience. Beautiful weather and good time. Defiantly recommend
    star-5
    The tour guide. Best tour...
    James_M
    , Jun 2022
    The tour guide. Best tour guide we’ve ever had. Very, very knowledgeable She really cares about her city.
    star-5
    Communication good be better
    Jinny_C
    , Jun 2022
    Great tour staff was wonderful and attentive but waiting to take off was delayed but not the crews fault. Communication on your web site very confusing you need to be specific that we need to be westlake address took uber to pier and had to walk to Westlake thank god we had given us enough time to walk. Well worth the walk. But please clarify where we need to be. Also tried call several times to Agrosy but no answer and no one at site to confirm we were in the right place. And Victor staff sent me to the wrong pier.
    star-5
    Worth tour while. Great tour
    Bonnie_B
    , May 2022
    The locks are very interesting. GreT value. They is a bar on board, so you interact with fellow passengers.
    star-5
    Fun for the family
    Thomas_T
    , May 2022
    Great narration and the locks were awesome! Got a great close up view of the cruise ships docked in port.
    star-5
    A beautiful day with...
    Kitty_E
    , May 2022
    A beautiful day with great weather and interesting narration to go with it. We enjoyed every minute of it.
    star-4
    Great Way to See Seattle
    Marcia_S
    , May 2022
    We enjoyed the friendly staff, awesome narration, and the comfort of the boat. The wine was pricey for the quality, but the concession area and restrooms were nice to have on board.
    star-5
    A lot of fun
    John_C
    , May 2022
    Loved the hole trip the locks looked a locks still loved the beer popcorn that smell was good k was good wild life
    star-5
    You should do this
    Douglas_O
    , May 2022
    SIRI said rain and yuck but the sun came out it was an absolutely amazing and beautiful day the sound cruise is full of facts previously unknown to me so it was very interstellar and the boat is clean and BIG enough to feel completely at ease on. The Locks are cool and the lake is wonderful you should do this.

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