1. United States
  2. Washington (state)
  3. Seattle
  4. Gas Works Park

Seattle: South Lake Union Historical Cruise

Product ID: 317042
Join a 1.5-hour, family-friendly cruise starting in South Lake Union and explore the bays and canals on the way to Lake Washington. Find out about Seattle's historic logging background and other fun facts about Emerald City on this fully narrated tour.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cruise by Seattle's iconic houseboats
  • Pass the University of Washington's Husky Stadium
  • Get a glimpse of Gas Works Park
  • Learn about Seattle's history, evolution, and development
Full description
Set off an informative, fully narrated 1.5-hour cruise in South Lake Union, and discover the unique neighborhood north of Seattle. Pass by the University of Washington Husky Stadium and Seattle's iconic floating homes — just like in the movies — on the way to Lake Washington. Admire panoramic views of the lakes, surrounding parks, and neighborhoods throughout this family-friendly tour.

Begin your journey in the South Lake Union neighborhood, then navigate bays and canals to find out how the city evolved from a backwater logging town into an international hub of innovation and creativity. Look out for others sharing the lake with you — such as taxiing seaplanes, luxury yachts, and standup paddleboarders — and keep refreshed with a full-service bar available onboard.

Around every bend, your guide will reveal historical secrets, from the city's old rum runners and their mischievous ways of transporting liquor in an era where it was banned, to illustrating how the 1936 U.S. men's Olympic rowing team won one of the most improbable gold medals in U.S. history.
  • Roundtrip cruise through Lake Union and over to Lake Washington
  • Fully narrated cruise guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks and snacks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your cruise at the AGC Marina on South Lake Union located just south of the AGC Building. Seating onboard the vessel is first-come, first-served, and will begin 20 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• The cruise route is approximate and can change based on each sailing’s weather patterns, vessel traffic, other non-predictable factors, and the experienced captain's discretion
• Seating onboard the vessel is first-come, first-served, and will begin 20 minutes prior to departure
• A full-service bar is available onboard for the purchase of specialty cocktails, local wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks
• The vessel available on the day of your sailing may vary