Ballard Locks Fish Ladder

Enter your dates to find available activities

Ballard Locks Fish Ladder: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

1. Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

Discover the best of Seattle on a 3-hour guided, small-group tour covering almost 50 miles including three main stops: Pioneer Square, Ballard Locks, and a city skyline viewpoint for unforgettable photo opportunities. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Pike Place Market • Olympic and Cascade Mountain views • Seattle waterfront • Historic Pioneer Square • Waterfall Garden Park • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park • T-mobile Park and CenturyLink field • Chinatown and International District • Lake Washington • I-90 Floating Bridge • Mercer Island • Puget Sound views • Panoramic Seattle city views • Fremont neighborhood and Troll • Lake Union and Ship Canal • Fishermen’s Terminal • Ballard Locks/salmon ladder • Discovery Park • Scenic Magnolia Bluff with its stunning homes and views • Seattle Center & MoPop

Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

2. Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

See the sights of Seattle with a courteous and knowledgeable guide, and explore the city like a local. Hear interesting anecdotes and discover little known gems within the unique neighborhoods that make Seattle such a special place to live. Climb aboard a minivan and drive through the bustling downtown retail district into Pike Place Market. See where the world's first Starbucks coffeehouse opened, and keep a look out for flying fish! Admire the diverse architectural styles as you cruise from the award-winning, ultra-modern public library to the greatest concentration of early 20th-century Romanesque architecture in the USA. Get an up-close view of side-by-side mega-sports arenas practically across the street from the Port of Seattle. See the International District with its diverse pan-Asian community and artistic presence. Journey past King Street Station and Union Station, and continue to the waterfront before making your way past the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Experience Music Project Museum (also known as the "Museum of Pop Culture" or "MoPOP"). Go to the Kerry Park viewpoint atop Queen Anne Hill for a picture-postcard photo opportunity. On a clear day, you can see as far as Mount Rainier and experience a vista that will take your breath away. Take an interactive tour of the Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder, and learn about the miraculous lifecycle of Northwest Salmon. Watch as commercial boats navigate through the government locks, where the saltwater of Elliot Bay meets the freshwater of the Cascade Mountains, Lake Union and Washington. Drive through the artsy neighborhood of Fremont and see the famous Fremont Troll and the statue of Vladimir Lenin from the Cold War-era Soviet Union. Then, make your way back downtown for convenient drop-offs at all downtown attractions or your hotel if you prefer.

Seattle: Sightseeing Bus Tour with the Ballard Locks

3. Seattle: Sightseeing Bus Tour with the Ballard Locks

Discover the jewel of the Pacific Northwest on this guided sightseeing tour of Seattle. Hop aboard a spacious and airconditioned bus for trip to neighborhoods like Ballard and Queen Anne. Gain insights into the city with the help of your local guide.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from a centrally-located meeting point close to the Space Needle. Board the comfortable bus and begin your journey through Seattle's highlights. Cruise through districts like Ballard and Queen Anne and see how culture and architectural diversity make each area unique. Explore the gardens and boat locks, and salmon ladder at the Ballard locks. Admire the the sparkling waters of the Puget Sound, the vast green forests, and the local mountains from the viewpoint at Kerry Park. Visit the greenspace on the shores of Lake Union at Gas Works Park. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Other Sightseeing Options in Ballard Locks Fish Ladder

Want to discover all there is to do in Ballard Locks Fish Ladder? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Ballard Locks Fish Ladder

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 100 reviews

The time was very informative. Our driver, Elvis, was a very good driver and I felt comfortable in his van. I learned a lot and I would suggest anyone coming to town to employ this company. We did the tour at the end of our trip and it would’ve been great if it was at the beginning of our trip but it wasn’t available then.

Having never been to Seattle before, our driver was informative, entertaining and went out of his way to make sure we saw all we could in 3 hours. The different neighborhoods were very interesting and we got a chance to decide which attractions we would go back to

Steve was a fabulous guide! He was so friendly and very knowledgable. We loved seeing and learning more about the city than we ever would have on our own. Highly recommend!

Amazing guided tour. James, our driver/tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and very exhaustive in his responses. Very much recommended

Very informative and relaxing. A good wat to get to Know Seattle. Andreas my tour guide was excellent