Locks Cruise Tour


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(Space is limited and sailings frequently sell out!)

Argosy's 2-1/2 hour Locks tour takes you through the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of Lake Union via the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (locals refer to them as the Ballard Locks). Enjoy the live narration of the Seattle harbor tour, then experience a one-of-a-kind event as you travel through the Locks themselves. See how the locks work as the boat is lifted to the fresh water level. As you leave the locks, you’ll learn about Seattle’s fishing communities, the Deadliest Catch boats, the Sleepless in Seattle floating home community and Gas Works Park. Your tour also includes a 20-minute motor coach transfer.

Part of your Locks trip includes a motorcoach ride - you’ll always start and end your trip at the same location along the Seattle waterfront. The motorcoach ride may happen before or after the cruise. Please call to verify schedule during 4th of July, Seafair Weekend, and Husky Football game days.


January 1 – May 1
Fri-Mon: 2:30pm

May 2 – May 22
Fri-Sun: 11:30am, 2:30pm
Mon-Thurs: 2:30pm

May 23 – July 3
Daily: 11:30am, 2:30 pm


July 4-September 7
Sun-Fri: 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Sat: 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm

September  8 – October 4
Fri: 12:30pm
Sat - Sun: 12:30pm, 3:30pm
Mon: 12:30pm

October 5 – December 31
Fri-Mon: 1:00pm

Directions to our ticket booth at Pier 55 (PDF)

Please note that due to the construction of the Mercer Corridor, we may run into heavier traffic than anticipated on the 3:50pm and 5pm departures and thus run late. Thank you for your patience as Seattle seeks to updates its streets!

No cruises on Christmas Day. Reservations highly recommended; sailings can sell out quickly!
Please call to verify schedule during 4th of July, Seafair Weekend and Husky Home Football game days.

Join us on our other live-narrated tours, available year round:
Harbor Tour, Kirkland Lake WA, Seattle Lakes Tour, Tillicum Village

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