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

Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

Product ID: 317067
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
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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 Elliot 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
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
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