Venue Details

74 Star Starred
Argosy Cruise Ships
Piers 55 & 56 1201 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101
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John Hsia
Parking was a pain to find. I ended up at one of the local garages and paid way too much.
info Aug 02 2010 star this tip starred
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We found some on street parking and walked about .3 mile to the pier.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
You get on a bus to drive to the start of the cruise at South Lake Union.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Bus at S lake Union had no AC and it was hot!L
info Aug 18 2010 star this tip starred
Have some hooded jacket, even in the summer.
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Reviews & Ratings

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John Hsia
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3 reviews
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attended Aug 01 2010

As a local, I found the cruise to be very informative, entertaining and relaxing. The narration during the cruise and the going through the locks was the highlight.

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attended May 13 2011

A friend was visiting from NYC, and I debated whether to do this tour or the shorter lakes tour. I am so glad I chose this one!

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attended Jun 05 2011

This is a great cruise. You get a fairly good tour of the Seattle harbor area, which is great, but it really becomes special when you approach Ballard by water and go through the locks, finishing up with Lake Union. We loved it.

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Since 1963, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed Argosy’s 2½-hour Locks Tour. The cruise connects the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of Lake Union via the Hiram Chittenden Locks. Enjoy live narration of Seattle’s history, while viewing the historic waterfront. View the spectacular city skyline one of the world’s largest shipping terminals, the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges and the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat community. The overland loop is connected via Gray Line of Seattle motor coach. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board.

About the Ticket Supplier: Argosy Cruises

For 60 years, Argosy Cruises has been celebrating the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest as a Seattle attraction. Founded as the Spring Street Water Taxi and then through the years operating as Seattle Harbor Tours and now as Argosy Cruises, the family-owned and Seattle-operated company has become the Northwest's premier cruise company operating from the historic downtown Seattle waterfront, South Lake Union and Kirkland City Dock.