Water activity

Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

From US$ 54.64 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • 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
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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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
  •  Effective October 8, 2021, all guests eligible to receive the vaccine (12 and up) must provide proof of full vaccination to board the local partner's vessels. Guests unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons must provide results of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test within 24 hours of ticketed departure. Refunds will not be granted if guests are unable to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Children under 12 must wear a mask and do not need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
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Wonderful informative 2 hour cruise. However not having a ride back across town to our car was sad.

November 22, 2021

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Product ID: 317067