Locks Cruise

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.

If you’d prefer the added flexability to explore your end destination — South Lake Union or the Seattle Waterfront – and arrange your own transportation to/from the vessel, check out our Locks Cruise, Stay & Play option.

 

 

Your experience includes:

  • Two hours of live-narration as you cruise through Elliott Bay, the Lake Washington Ship Canal, and Lake Union.
  • A single trip through the Chittenden Locks where your vessel is raised or lowered to travel between the salt and the fresh water.
  • Close-up views of workboats in Tugboat Alley, Seattle’s floating home communities, marinas, urban parks, seaplanes, and more.
  • Full-service bar available on board for the purchase of specialty cocktails, local wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks.
  • Bus transportation to or from Pier 55 to complete the tour.
Locks Cruise
Boat & Bus Rates
Early Booking Rates
Bookings 5+ days in advance
Adults (13+)$40.75$36.75
Youth (4-12)$19.00$19.00
Seniors (65+)$35.00$31.00
Kids (3 and under)FREEFREE
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EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNTS

If you book a Locks Cruise 5 days or more in advance of your sailing, you’ll receive a discounted rate for all adult tickets (13 years old and up).

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Seattle CityPASS UPGRADE

Purchase a Seattle CityPASS booklet and enjoy FIVE favorite Seattle destinations for 46% savings over purchasing tickets individually. Use your CityPASS Harbor Cruise voucher to UPGRADE to a Locks Cruise.

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AAA MEMBER DISCOUNT

Are you a AAA Member? A 10% discount is available on any of our five public sightseeing cruises if you book your tickets online!

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DEPARTURE INFORMATION

The Locks Cruise, Boat & Bus departs from Pier 55 on the Seattle Waterfront – 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101.

Parking Info

Depending on your booking date and time, you may be riding the coach from Pier 55 to your boarding location, or from your deboarding location back to Pier 55.

Map Legend:
Green = Cruise Route
Red = Coach Route


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Cruise route is approximate and can change based on each sailing’s weather patterns, vessel traffic, and other non-predictable factors, based on our experienced captains’ discretion.

Before you depart:

1Make reservations

2Pick up boarding passes

3Board your vessel

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