2017 Christmas Ship™ – Follow Boat Experience

Take in spectacular views of the Christmas Ship™ on board a Follow Boat!

Cruise on a fully decorated Christmas Ship™ Follow Boat and enjoy views of the official Christmas Ship™ and other boats as you follow the LEAD boat to each performance site. You’ll enjoy the nightly choir performances as broadcast from the Lead Boat. Santa Claus* is also on board to pose for photos and deliver a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

Currently, there are no FOLLOW BOATS open for booking. Follow Boats are opened based on demand and availability. Please check back later in the season for dates and departure locations of opened Follow Boats.

The Follow Boat Experience includes:

  • 2-3 hour cruise following the official Christmas Ship™
  • Live choir performance as broadcast from the lead boat
  • Meet Santa Clause* reading, “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
  • Ho, Ho, Ho Contest and other holiday activities
  • Holiday Gift Shop on board
  • Kids holiday craft bags
  • Full-service bar and snacks available for purchase

* Santa Clause is not guaranteed to be on board every Follow Boat.


2017 Rates Schedule


2017 Christmas Ship™ Schedule-at-a-Glance 

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Please Note: The below schedule only lists Lead Boat Events.  Follow Boats will be added to the schedule based on boat availability and demand. 

november, 2017

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24nov6:30 pm- 9:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake UnionDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

25nov6:30 pm- 9:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

26nov5:00 pm- 7:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake UnionDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

december, 2017

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1dec7:00 pm- 9:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via the Hyatt RegencyDeparts: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle

2dec2:30 pm- 4:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *1st Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

2dec7:00 pm- 9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *2nd Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

3dec2:30 pm- 4:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *1st Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

3dec7:00 pm- 9:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *2nd Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

6dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Des MoinesDeparts: Des Moines Marina

7dec6:30 pm- 9:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via PoulsboDeparts: Poulsbo Marina

8dec7:00 pm- 9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

9dec2:30 pm- 5:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55 *1st Sailing*Departs: Pier 55

9dec7:15 pm- 10:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55 *2nd Sailing*Departs: Pier 55

10dec1:00 pm- 3:00 pmCSF: Caspar Babypants Special Event via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

10dec7:00 pm- 10:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

11dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

13dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via EdmondsDeparts: Edmonds (Port of Edmonds Marina)

14dec7:00 pm- 9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

15dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake Union *Parade of Boats!*Departs: Lake Union Park Dock

16dec2:30 pm- 5:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Shilshole *1st Sailing*Departs: Shilshole Marina

16dec7:00 pm- 9:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Shilshole *2nd Sailing*Departs: Shilshole Marina

17dec2:30 pm- 4:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

17dec7:00 pm- 9:10 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

18dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

19dec7:00 pm- 9:35 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

20dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

21dec2:30 pm- 4:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

21dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec2:00 pm- 4:40 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

23dec2:30 pm- 4:25 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

23dec7:00 pm- 10:05 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *Finale Night!*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

 

View a detailed schedule by night, including departure location, onboard choir, and performance stops.

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2017 Christmas Ship™ Ticket Rates:

Follow Boat Tickets will be added to the schedule based on boat availability and demand.

A portion of your ticket will go towards the Seattle Time’s Fund for the Needy.

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2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
Follow Boat
Select Nights: Nov. 25 - Dec. 23
Adult (13+)$34.00*
Senior (65+)$30.00*
Youth (4-12)$20.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREE
2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
Follow Boats
Parade of Boats Night: Fri, Dec. 15
Single Rate (4+)$52.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREE
2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
Follow Boat
Grand Finale Night: Sat, Dec 23
7PM Sailing
Single Rate (4+)$52.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREE
*Taxes and Fees are also added to the total ticket price at checkout which includes a 6% Web Transaction Fee and 10.1% State Tax (King County). For a detailed breakdown, visit our Fees Overview page for additional information.

Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel

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