Since 1963, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed Argosy's 2-1/2 hour Locks Tour. The cruise connects the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of Lake Union via the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Enjoy live narration of Seattle's history, while viewing the historic waterfront, spectacular city skyline, one of the world's largest shipping terminals and the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. On Lake Union, you will see fishing communities, the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat community, and sometimes even the Deadliest Catch boats. The overland loop is connected via Gray Line of Seattle motor coach. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board.
No cruises on Christmas Day, 1:00pm Locks Cruise available on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations recommended.
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2013 LOCKS CRUISE DEPARTURES
Tues Jan. 1 – Fri. March 15
Sat. Mar 16 – Fri. May 31
Daily: 12:30pm, 3:30pm
Sat June 1 – Mon Sept 2
Daily: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm,
6:30pm (Sunset Cruise)
(Please note Locks closures on June 6th requiring cancelling the 10am and 1pm sailings on that day, please join us at 3:30 or 6:30 on June 6th!)
Tues Sept 3 – Sun Oct 13
Daily: 12:30pm, 3:30pm
Mon Oct 14 - Fri March 14, 2014
Southbound on I-5
Take the James St. exit. Take your first right on Columbia and proceed down the hill to the waterfront. Turn right on Alaskan Way; Pier 56 will be on your left.
Northbound on I-5
Take the Madison St. exit. Turn left on Madison and continue down the hill to Alaskan Way. Turn right on Alaskan Way; Pier 56 will be on your left.
Southbound on 99
As you approach downtown you will go through a tunnel. Take the first exit on the right as soon as the tunnel ends. This exit is marked with a green sign that says "Exit." This is the Western Ave. exit. Proceed through the light and take a left at the stop sign onto Elliott Ave. Follow Elliott past Pike Place Market, Elliott turns into Western Ave. Take a right onto University. Then take a left onto Alaskan Way, Pier 56 will be on your right.
Northbound on 99
Take the Seneca St. exit, turn right on 1st Avenue, turn right on Madison, turn right on Alaskan Way; Pier 56 will be on your left.
There is no designated Argosy parking. Meter parking under the Alaskan Way viaduct/99 is good for two hours only. There are many pay lots are in the area.
Wondering where to park on Seattle’s Waterfront?
Visit www.downtownseattle.com to locate a $3/hour space near your destination!
Visit the Argosy Visitor Center at Pier 56 for ticket sales, will call, boarding gifts and merchandise.
The Goodtime III has a fully enclosed main deck. The upper deck is partially enclosed. A maximum of 150 guests for a reception or 80 guests for table seating. This boat offers a full-service bar on the main deck. This vessel is moored at Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront. This is generally the boat used for our Locks Cruises, but is subject to change.
Note: Boat shown is not always the boat operating the tour.