Seattle Locks Cruise

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Seattle Locks Cruise information and booking

from
$44
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Pier 56 on the Seattle Central Waterfront *From October 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2015, departure point will be Pier 57. Boats will not be able to depart from Pier 56 due to the City of Seattle Seawall Construction Project.
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Varies
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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy 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.'

Your 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 and Lake Washington.

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, Lake Washington, 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.

What's included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off