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Seattle Locks Cruise
— Hiram Chittenden Locks
— Seattle Skyline & Mountain Views
— "Sleepless in Seattle" House Boat

Seattle Locks - Hiram M.Chittenden Locks - Ballard Locks - Seattle, Washington

Seattle Locks Cruise
FUN Seattle Locks Cruise

You don't have to be a shipping enthusiast to be enthralled by the complex workings of the Seattle locks system — originally built to transport coal and timber from the eastern shores of Lake Washington.

Along the way you'll be treated to stunning city skylines and mountain views, and a trip to the "Sleepless in Seattle" floating houseboat district (pictured below).

View of "Sleepless in Seattle" house boat and Seattle's house boat community, Lake Union, Seattle, Washington

Since 1963, this cruise has been operating on both salt and fresh water via Seattle's famous Hiram Chittenden Locks. Live narration teaches how the Locks function, all while experiencing fantastic city and mountain views from Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, Lake Union and the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

The return journey back to your original departure point is motorcoach.

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Argosy Cruises - Argosy Harbor Cruise, Seattle, Washington

Argosy Cruises
Pier 56 on the Waterfront

Narrated Locks Cruise
This informative 2 1/2 hour
narrated "Locks Cruise" takes
you along Seattle's historic waterfront and its famous "Sleepless in Seattle" house boat community (photo below) — and through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

Find out about Seattle's history and learn interesting trivia facts while enjoying magnificent skyline views aboard Argosy Cruises. Snacks and beverages are available on board.

Locks Cruise Departures
The Argosy Cruise Boat departs from Pier 56 on Seattle's Historic central waterfront.

Note: If you're downtown and looking for an easy way to get to the waterfront boat tours, walk down the Harbor Steps, located across from the Seattle Art

Other Argosy Cruises
Other Argosy Cruises include:
Harbor Cruise, Lake Cruises,
Tillicum Village, Private Cruises

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
People drive for miles just to see the boats (and kayaks...as pictured below) pass through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Two kayakers passing through lock - Seattle Locks - Hiram M.Chittenden Locks - Ballard Locks - Seattle, Washington

Get an up-close view of a lock that lowers and raises boats as they pass from the fresh waters of Lake Union and Lake Washington into the salt water of Puget Sound.

Cruise boat passing through Seattle Lock -  Hiram M.Chittenden Locks - Ballard Locks - Seattle, Washington

As you can see from the photo above, there's not much room on either side of the boat to pass through the narrow locks — it takes some skillful maneuvering on the part of the captain, especially for the larger boats.

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More Fun Seattle Harbor Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours
Seattle Harbor Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Seattle Locks and Harbor Cruises - Fun Seattle Cruises and Water Tours, Seattle, Washington

Royal Argosy Lunch or Brunch Cruise, Fun Seattle Cruises & Water Tours, Seattle, Washington


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