Sunday Historical Cruise on Lake Union

Over 200 Years of History on a Sunday Afternoon!

Our journey begins in the South Lake Union neighborhood, then navigates bays and canals to discover how the city evolved from a backwater logging town into an international hub of innovation and creativity.

Around every bend our professional tour guides will reveal historical secrets (like the tricks of the prohibition-era rum runners), and illustrate how the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic rowing team scored one of the most improbable gold medals in U.S. history. Bring the family to enjoy themselves on this informative 1.5 hr sailing.

Your experience includes:

  • Panoramic views of the University of Washington campus, Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, Seattle’s floating home communities (including the Sleepless in Seattle movie home), Gas Works Park, marinas, the Union Bay Natural Area, and more
  • Share the lake with rowing crews, sailboats, taxiing seaplanes, luxury yachts, and stand-up paddle boarders
  • Full-service bar available on board for the purchase of specialty cocktails, local wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks

Tour Highlights & Sights:

  • Live narration
  • Seattle’s iconic floating homes (including the Sleepless in Seattle house)
  • Cruise the same waters of the 1936 Olympic Gold Medalist Crew Team
  • Boatyards and bridges
2018 Rates
Walk Up*
Adults (13-64)$33.50
Save $2.00 Online
Seniors (65+) $28.50
Save $1.75 Online
Youth (4-12)$14.50
Save $1.00 Online
Kids (3 and under)FREE
*Above Retail Price is pre-tax and includes $1.50 booking fee. A web transaction fee is added to online reservations.
Prices are in US Dollars (USD).
For a detailed breakdown, visit our Fees Overview page.

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AAA Member Discount

Are you a AAA Member? A 20% discount is available on any of our five public sightseeing cruises if you book your tickets online!




Your Lake Union Cruise departs from the AGC Marina on South Lake Union located just south of the AGC Building – 1200 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.

NOTE: This is a CASHLESS location taking major credit cards ONLY.

Parking Info

Map Legend: Green = Cruise Route

Additional Details
Cruise route is approximate and can change based on each sailing’s weather patterns, vessel traffic, and other non-predictable factors, and based on our experienced captains’ discretion. Seating on board our vessels is first-come, first-served and will begin 20 minutes prior to departure. Vessel available on the day of your sailing may vary.

Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel

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