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Argosy Cruises - Lake Union

1200 Westlake Avenue North, AGC Marina, Dock E, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-623-1445
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Narrated sightseeing cruises from this location: LOCKS CRUISE (2-2.5-hr): Travel through the beating workboat heart of Seattle. Take in the spectacular views and experience the transition from salt to fresh water. This fully narrated tour provides you with knowledge, fun facts, and the chance to become the attraction to those on shore as your vessel raises up or lowers, due to the ever-changing tides of Puget Sound. Between Elliott Bay and Lake Union you’ll be surrounded by floating homes and houseboats, large fishing vessels, seaplanes, majestic city parks, and more. LAKE UNION CRUISE (1.5-hr): Explore Seattle’s urban aquatic playground! One-and-a-half hour narrated cruise through Lake Union, Portage Bay, the Montlake Cut, and past the University of Washington. You’ll learn about Lake Union’s transformation from a gritty industrial resource to a beloved public space where locals live, work and play. See our website for full list of all our public sightseeing tours and schedules.
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1200 Westlake Avenue North, AGC Marina, Dock E, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-623-1445

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great use of 2 1/2 hours, very informative, no rain which was a bonus, good trip up Elliot Bay to the Chittenden Locks, where you go into Union Lake through all the commercial fishing and water houses. Gave me inspiration for other things to do...More

Thank Vicki B
ArgosySocial, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review of your cruise! The Locks Cruise showcases so many amazing sights of the Seattle area and it's great that the cruise left a great impression on you! We can't wait to see you...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Have you ever been through a "lock" on a ship? Well, you don't have to go to Panama, you can have the experience in Seattle. I wanted to see the houseboats around the shores in Seattle, so I took a cruise from Union Lake into...More

Thank 328Myrtis
ArgosySocial, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience on board the Locks Cruise! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the many sights and of course, going through the locks! We hope to see you again soon out on the water!

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We really enjoyed our boat ride! It happened to be a very cold day, but we sat inside and enjoyed some wine and our informative tour guide. The cruise was advertised as 2 hours and it was closer to 1.5, but at $35 I would...More

Thank Jodie F
ArgosySocial, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the Lake Union Cruise and look forward to seeing you agian soon!

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Just came back from one of the worst rides ever in my life. Here are the reasons. 1. This was supposed to be a parade of ships decorated in Christmas themes. Great concept if was not for the fact they forgot to explain the "captain"...More

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ArgosySocial, Marketing Coordinator at Argosy Cruises - Lake Union, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Hello, I understand our Guest Services team spoke with you directly last week regarding your Christmas Ship experience. We value guest feedback and are always looking to make improvements. Please let us know if you have further concerns. Kindly, Jaime

Reviewed 23 October 2016

We spent so much time down by the water front that this trip was really seeing another Seattle. The trip was nice and long... we saw so many neat things. Sea planes taking off and landing, Bill Gates home, large and small boats.. and the...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Did the Locks cruise yesterday on a beautiful sunny day (which undoubtedly helped) we upgraded with our city pass from the harbour cruise and were really pleased we did. The whole cruise was excellent and the tour guide Kelly was so knowledgeable and interesting. Actually...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful & sunny fall day to enjoy a wonderful 2 hour cruise. It starts at Lake Union ($5 less for one way) & ends at Pier 55 (or you can take the bus from Pier 55 for round trip). The guide provided...More

Thank KarenDec
Reviewed 28 September 2016

great tour - guide was very good and informative,good views of the shipyards and the houseboats and going through the lock was an amazing experience.very enjoyable and a must if you have the time while in seattle

Thank sdc_13
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day, relaxing and informative boat ride on Lake Union. The ride is smooth - the speed limit is 5 knots, the crew friendly and the views and information interesting - even the child aboard was entertained. It was fun to learn about an alternative...More

Thank Bellauno
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went out on the lock cruise on a super windy day and although the water was quite rough and the boat was rocky it made for quite a fun ride. The tour guide gave a lot of great information, the scenery was amazing and it...More

Thank Melanie Z
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