Water activity

Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Argosy Cruises
Water activity

Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

Activity provider: Argosy Cruises

From US$ 54.02 per person

Set off on a 2-hour cruise through Elliott Bay, Ballard Locks, and Lake Union. Experience a boat elevator as your vessel raises or lowers based on the ever-changing tide. Enjoy full narration and a family-friendly atmosphere.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy live onboard narration
  • Take in stunning views of the Seattle skyline
  • Cruise past homes and houseboats on the way to and from Lake Union
Full description
Take a ride on a boat elevator during a 2-hour cruise departing from the Seattle Waterfront or South Lake Union. On this 1-way cruise, venture through Elliott Bay, Ballard Locks, and Lake Union. Enjoy spectacular views and experience first-hand the transition between salt and fresh water on this exciting ride. During the journey, get a feel for what it means to follow the tides of the Puget Sound, as the boat is lifted and lowered in the Ballard Locks. Fully-narrated and full of fun facts, bring the whole family along for an entertaining and informative experience. Glide past large fishing vessels docked to unload their catch, seaplanes landing or taking off, the fascinating Gasworks Park, and more.
  • One-way cruise
  • On-board narration
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks and beverages - Available for purchase
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Cruise route is approximate and can change based on weather patterns, vessel traffic, and other non-predictable factors, as well as at the discretion of the experienced captain
  • Seating onboard the vessels is operated on a first-come, first-served basis, and boarding will begin 20 minutes prior to departure
  • The vessel available on the day of sailing may vary
  • Per U.S. Coast Guard regulations, masks are still required when indoors on a vessel
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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Excellent and very informative trip right from leaving the pier. Lock experience was fabulous.

March 12, 2023

One of the best boat tours I've been on. Highly recommend.

January 31, 2023

August 15, 2022

Product ID: 317067