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Ballard Locks Fish Ladder, Seattle

Ballard Locks Fish Ladder, Seattle: 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 on a guided minibus tour. Hear interesting anecdotes and discover little known gems within the unique neighborhoods that make Seattle such a special place to live. Climb aboard the climate-controlled minibus 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 that are thrown at the market.  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 country.  Get an up-close view of side-by-side mega-sports arenas by 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 distinctive Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Experience Music Project Museum. Go to the Kerry Park viewpoint atop Queen Anne Hill for a 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 Elliot Bays meets the waters of Lake Union and Washington. Drive through the artsy neighborhood of Fremont. See the famous Fremont Troll and the statue of Lenin. Make your way back downtown for convenient at a downtown attraction of your choosing or your hotel.

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. 

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What people are saying about Ballard Locks Fish Ladder, Seattle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 200 reviews

I had foot surgery about a month ago and knew I would have a difficult time walking around Seattle. I wanted to see as much of the city as I could in the 21/2 days I was here and this tour took me to so many parts of the city. DC, our tour guide was so knowledgeable. He gave us great insight into both the history of Seattle and it's modern day activities. I'm so glad I took this tour. I highly recommend it.

Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting the city. Gary, our guide, was fantastic and super knowledgeable. We were lucky in having a smaller group (8 of us) and Gary made us feel super welcome and showed off some of his singing talents! All in all, we had a great time and a brilliant tour guide!

Brian was very knowledgeable and patient, loved the history he shared for all the places we visited. My only complaint was the difficulty I had in locating the exact spot to meet the bus, maybe some sort of signage would be helpful.

DC our tour guide is a mountain of fantastic information,he made our tour so personal,small group,very comfortable and really gives his customers 100 percent of himself,will highly recommend this tour going forward ,thanks so much

Amazing experience! Ron is super knowledgeable and accommodating! Strongly recommended!