Argosy Cruises Team Member since 1978
Built by: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Whidbey Island
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Once upon a time, Argosy owned a boat called the Goodtime. And the company liked her so much, they built her twin. But the good times weren’t over yet — just two years later, there was a third!
The Goodtime III is Argosy Cruises’ primary Locks Cruise vessel, and she was built for the job. Her expansive top deck and bench seating give passengers excellent views of the Seattle skyline, the communities surrounding Lake Union, and, of course, the journey through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There is no other Argosy vessel that comes so close to shore on a regular basis, due to the transit through the locks, so our captains find themselves narrating to those on shore just as much as those on the vessel!
The first deck bar of the Goodtime III was remodeled during this year’s winter maintenance season, and dual LCD TVs for group and charter use were also installed. Under the “hood,” she also got both engines rebuilt! The Goodtime III has a fully enclosed main deck, and the upper deck is partially enclosed. A maximum of 150 guests for a reception or 80 guests for table seating is recommended.
Want to see what the Locks Cruise is like on board? Check out this clip from KING5’s Evening Magazine!
Fun Fact: On November 25, 2014, the Goodtime III took part in a joint maritime security exercise, which included being boarded by security teams via helicoper! Agencies participating in the exercise include the Washington State Patrol, Seattle Police, Bainbridge Island Police, the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and King County Medic One.