Argosy Cruises Team Member since 1976
Built by: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Whidbey Island
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Once upon a time, Argosy owned a boat called the Goodtime. And the company liked her so much, they built her twin.
The Goodtime II is quite a multi-talented vessel in the Argosy fleet: She can dress up for formal charters or as one of our main Parade Boats during the Christmas Ship Festival, and she can party hard for large late night dance parties for adults or gradation parties for high schoolers. The Goodtime II has also been the Chinook's Husky Dawg Boat for over a decade, taking passengers from Chinook's restaurant at Fishermen's Terminal to Husky Stadium for home football games. And when the Goodtimes Project needs a vessel to take pediatric cancer patients, survivors and siblings out for a cruise or a trip to Camp Sealth for some "normal everyday kid" fun, the Goodtime II is ready to be their ride. But her primary sailings out of Pier 55 are taking passengers out to the Tillicum Village Excursion on Blake Island.
The Goodtime II has two enclosed decks with exterior deck space on the first deck stern and the second deck bow. The entire second deck can be quickly converted to open air (with cover) when the weather is good. This vessel can hold 250 for a reception-style event or up to 125 with table seating. Bar service is available on both decks. The Goodtime II is moored at Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront.
This recent Winter Maintenance season, the Goodtime II had installed two LCD televisions for presentation purposes, LED lighting throughout, new upstairs curtains and Lexan for greater visibility and improved view from the second deck, a new and cleaner burning Tier 3 electrical generator and new propellers, and all decks were repainted. (We should all be so lucky to be so well cared for right before our 40th birthdays!)
Fun Fact: Early brochures for charters aboard Argosy's various Goodtime vessels (there were three in the fleet at one time!) included the playful line "For a good time, call (206) 623-1445."
To view a 360° virtual tour of the Goodtime II, click here.