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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise

Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise
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Your first round of drinks is complimentary on this Lake Union cocktail cruise. Join a small group of passengers aboard a cozy vessel for sightseeing in Seattle. It’s a celebratory way to enjoy classic landmarks like the Space Needle, Gas Works Park, and Husky Stadium—all narrated by your captain and local guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Cocktail cruise on Lake Union: a unique way to sightsee in Seattle
  • Watch seaplane take-offs and landings up close from the water
  • First round of drinks and live narration included
  • Select a morning, midday, afternoon, evening, or city lights cruise
What to expect
  • Your cocktail cruise begins at the south tip of Lake Union — aka the South Lake Union neighborhood — where Seattle’s major industries have thrived. Climb aboard the ship led by your Captain (who also serves as the resident bartender). See an impressive display of boats and floating homes, including the one from the movie ‘Sleepless in Seattle.’ Travel from Westlake to Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut, located at the easternmost section of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Enjoy a cocktail (the first round is included) and the scenic view of popular Seattle points of interest like the iconic Space Needle, Seattle Great Wheel, the Fremont Bridge, Gas Works Park, the University of Washington, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and much more. On a clear day, notice the Olympic Mountains with majestic Mount Rainier rising over 14,000 feet in the distance.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cocktail cruise on Lake Union: a unique way to sightsee in Seattle
  • Watch seaplane take-offs and landings up close from the water
  • First round of drinks and live narration included
  • Select a morning, midday, afternoon, evening, or city lights cruise
What to expect
  • Your cocktail cruise begins at the south tip of Lake Union — aka the South Lake Union neighborhood — where Seattle’s major industries have thrived. Climb aboard the ship led by your Captain (who also serves as the resident bartender). See an impressive display of boats and floating homes, including the one from the movie ‘Sleepless in Seattle.’ Travel from Westlake to Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut, located at the easternmost section of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Enjoy a cocktail (the first round is included) and the scenic view of popular Seattle points of interest like the iconic Space Needle, Seattle Great Wheel, the Fremont Bridge, Gas Works Park, the University of Washington, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and much more. On a clear day, notice the Olympic Mountains with majestic Mount Rainier rising over 14,000 feet in the distance.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8554P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Sightseeing cruise with narration
  • Vessel is equipped to be comfortable in any weather
  • First round of drinks
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 1341 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103, USA Departure Point: North side of Lake Union in Fremont. Address: 1341 N. Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103 Directions: VERY IMPORTANT: Parking in Seattle is extremely limited. For the most enjoyable and stress free experience, Uber, Lyft, Taxi or bus services are strongly recommended. The address for is 1341 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA, 98103. Please walk around to the left side of the Divers Institute building.  (Face the front door, go left) Please DO NOT go into the Divers Institute. Go down the ramp into the parking lot, the boat will be waiting for you at the end near the picnic tables and plants. Feel free to bring along any food and nonalcoholic beverages as desired.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of six people per booking
  • No animals allowed on board
  • Cruise runs rain or shine, the boat can be enclosed
  • Captain reserves the right to terminate any cruise before or during if unsafe conditions arise. 'Unsafe condition' includes, but is not limited to, the weather, mechanical failure, intoxication of passengers, unsafe or inappropriate behavior of passengers
  • Bring any food and nonalcoholic beverages as desired (including coolers or picnic baskets). Beer, wine, and cocktails are available for purchase on board (first round is complimentary)
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Boat is equipped with bathrooms
  • Consult a physician if suffering from motion sickness
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Sightseeing cruise with narration
  • Vessel is equipped to be comfortable in any weather
  • First round of drinks
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 1341 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103, USA Departure Point: North side of Lake Union in Fremont. Address: 1341 N. Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103 Directions: VERY IMPORTANT: Parking in Seattle is extremely limited. For the most enjoyable and stress free experience, Uber, Lyft, Taxi or bus services are strongly recommended. The address for is 1341 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA, 98103. Please walk around to the left side of the Divers Institute building.  (Face the front door, go left) Please DO NOT go into the Divers Institute. Go down the ramp into the parking lot, the boat will be waiting for you at the end near the picnic tables and plants. Feel free to bring along any food and nonalcoholic beverages as desired.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of six people per booking
  • No animals allowed on board
  • Cruise runs rain or shine, the boat can be enclosed
  • Captain reserves the right to terminate any cruise before or during if unsafe conditions arise. 'Unsafe condition' includes, but is not limited to, the weather, mechanical failure, intoxication of passengers, unsafe or inappropriate behavior of passengers
  • Bring any food and nonalcoholic beverages as desired (including coolers or picnic baskets). Beer, wine, and cocktails are available for purchase on board (first round is complimentary)
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Boat is equipped with bathrooms
  • Consult a physician if suffering from motion sickness
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Valerie S
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States52 contributions
Relax and Enjoy the Essence of Seattle all at the Same Time
Aug 2020
We took the lovely 'sunset' tour, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. I loved the relaxing, leisurely cruise. The aspect of the cruise I most enjoyed was one that I had not anticipated. The cruise gave us a wonderful flavor of life and culture in Seattle! As we floateded by all the floating homes, houseboats and yachts (including the "Sleepless in Seattle" floating home") I realized the lifeblood of Seattle is still tied to the sea, as it has been from its beginning. I saw how young and energetic Seattle is today as we watched small pods of friends on the lake enjoying stand-up paddle boards. The tour starts in Lake Union and proceeds through 'the cut' to Lake Washington and then circles back to home base. As we made our way through 'the cut' we saw young energetic students from the University of Washington at work painting a new panel in support of their favorite rowing team. Others were simply enjoying the evening on the banks. Next we oogled the beautiful stately mansions of the Laurel Hurst neighborhood. Everywhere we saw people they gave us friendly waves. Finally, as we cruised homeward, the sun slipped down and the skyline lit up. It was beautiful and so pleasant. Our captain Amy was friendly and made us feel right at home.
Written 22 August 2020
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Rachel L
Virginia Beach, VA8 contributions
Awesome views and super entertaining.
Mar 2020
Our tour guide, Maleine was awesome! The tour itself was the perfect amount of time, super informative, relaxed, and so cool! We loved watching the seaplanes take off and land. My fiance and I live here and we learned so much about our neighborhood. We went with some family who were visiting and this is the perfect tour for visitors AND locals. We will definitely be back. So much fun!
Written 11 March 2020
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Mir_Camps
1 contribution
Beautiful Boat Cruise
Oct 2019
Loved having free parking right where you meet for the boat. The Captain was very knowledgeable of all the lakes we cruised on. Very polite when it came to the alcoholic drinks. I had a mule and my gf had a marg. Learned so much about Seattle I never knew about. make sure to dress appropriate for the weather because it can get cool on the water. Had a wonderful time and highly recommend.
Written 29 October 2019
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Lina
4 contributions
Great Cruise
Oct 2019 • Solo
This was a wonderful cruise with a beautiful view of Seattle. Captain Madelaine and Travis were very friendly and super fun. This was a solo trip for me and she made me feel very comfortable and included in the group. This was a 2 hour sightseeing tour that was absolutely breathtaking. Drinks were good😉!
Written 28 October 2019
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Shannon
Huntsville, AL5 contributions
Wonderful Cocktail Cruise
Oct 2019 • Couples
Had a wonderful cocktail cruise with Ben as our guide. He was hilarious and a great host! This is the perfect l, relaxing way to experience the wonderful sights of Seattle Lake Union with plenty of opportunities for pictures. Highly recommend!
Written 15 October 2019
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Herb R
Scottsdale, AZ2 contributions
Sightseeing boat excursion
Oct 2019
There were five of us celebrating three birthdays. Captain Ben was our captain and master of ceremonies. He made the trip fun and educational. We highly recommend this trip.
Written 12 October 2019
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Jared M
1 contribution
Perfect Boat Ride!
Oct 2019
Thanks, Ben! This cruise was awesome. Captain Ben was a great guide for our group, and had plenty to offer. The location was prime, the boat was perfect size, and the overall experience was just what we expected. Would definitely recommend!
Written 10 October 2019
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April A
Port Orchard, WA1 contribution
Cruise
We had an awesome captain and were accompanied by a cute couple :) I would really recommend this to anyone !
Written 8 September 2019
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Sue W
12 contributions
Just a Boat Ride
Aug 2019 • Couples
I was expecting a guide who could share information about what we were seeing on the cruise. I did learn some things about the UW campus and floating houses, but only because I asked questions. The sights were beautiful and I felt we saw a lot but the trip was little more than a boat ride.
Written 28 August 2019
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DylanM1795
Hi Sue, Thanks for your feed back here. We pride ourselves for being a more intimate and interactive experience than the big corporate tours. We could sit at the helm and deliver a canned spiel exactly the same way to every group. But we prefer to facilitate connections and have conversations and I hope you made some new friends on the boat. Our priorities are Safety, fun, and facts, in that order. I hope you'll come see us again and ask, ask away.
Written 31 August 2019
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Christian C
3 contributions
Really fun experience
Jul 2019
My girlfriend and I had a great time on this cruise. It was just us, the captain and another customer on the boat for a couple of really fun, relaxing hours out on the water in Seattle. Learned a lot, got to see a lot of the city and had a great time. Would highly recommend.
Written 24 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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