#MeetUsMonday – Argosy Locations: Lake Washington

This is the third installment of our series featuring our homeport locations in the Puget Sound region. The first, was our headquarters on the Seattle Waterfront at Pier 55; the second, our Lake Union Location at the AGC Marina. Now we're taking you over to the Eastside to our moorage at the Kirkland City Dock, the Argosy Cruises Lake Washington Location.

Argosy Cruise Lake Washington at the Kirkland City Dock

Argosy Cruises location since 1992
Home to the Lady Mary
Public cruises departing from Argosy Lake Washington: Lake Washington Cruise, Christmas Ship™ Festival (select nights), private charters and other special events

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The city of Kirkland was named for Peter Kirk, a British steel industrialist. Incorporated in 1905, and connected by floating bridge to Seattle in 1940, Kirkland has grown into one of Seattle’s “Eastside” suburbs (along with Bellevue and Redmond ), and is now home to 50,000 people. The Argosy Cruises Lake Washington location lies just south of the Kirkland Marina Park at the Kirkland City Dock.

Early Operations

Argosy began operations out of the City of Kirkland in 1992 when the newly-purchased Queen's Launch began taking guests on a 1 1/2-hour Lake Washington Cruise out of Kirkland's public dock next to the marina park.  In 1996 an old wooden ferry was purchased by Argosy Cruises and renamed the MV Kirkland. She took over the Lake Washington Cruise duties from the Queen's Launch who migrated west to Lake Union hosting guests out of Chandler's Cove.

In 2010 a fire on board the MV Kirkland rendered her unable to continue her position in the Argosy fleet.. The Sightseer assumed Lake Washington Cruise duties until 2014, after which the Lady Mary became Argosy's main vessel on the Eastside.

Daily Operations

The Argosy Cruises Lake Washington location has one ticketing area which opens about 30 minutes prior to public cruise sailings and closes as the last public sailing of the day departs. Just like our other locations, this ticket booth is staffed with Guest Services Team Members who can help you choose the right cruise for you, take payment and print boarding passes, and answer general questions about the Eastside and Seattle.

The area right around the Kirkland City Dock is full of restaurants and fun shops to explore -- check them out by zooming in on the map above. Also, Kirkland Marina Park to the north and David E. Brink Park to the south are excellent spots for a stroll or summer picnics.

There are many different parking options in Kirkland -- from street parking, to lots, to garages. We recommend giving extra time if you plan to park in a downtown Kirkland lot or garage. You can also visit the City of Kirkland Parking Guide or Parkopedia for additional Kirkland parking options.

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