The Argosy Cruises Seattle Lakes Cruise
Seattle's Top Attractions
Queen Anne Hill from Lake Union
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This is an enjoyable two hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington. It departs from Argosy's docks on South Lake Union. Argosy has been offering this cruise for many years. I have been on it several times. This is an interesting way to learn about Seattle's life around its two main lakes. This is a narrated tour and your guide will explain what you are seeing and the history behind it. Some of the highlights of the tour include:
- The boating industry on the two lakes
- A tour of Seattle's historic houseboat community
- The famous houseboat from the movie "Sleepless in Seattle"
- Scenic views of Queen Anne Hill and Capitol Hill
- A cruise by some of Seattle's most expensive homes
- A peek at Bill Gates' heavily wooded residential compound
- Husky Stadium at the University of Washington
- Other buildings and lakeside features of the University of Washington
- The beautiful Montlake Cut highlighted by the handsome Montlake Bridge
- Several of Seattle's other bridges including a floating bridge
- Gas Works Park
For photographers, you can have a great time shooting excellent views of Seattle's waterfront activities and its lovely homes that look out on the two lakes.
Argosy Cruises Champagne Lady
The cruise boat "Champagne Lady" is comfortable and can easily accomodate 50 guests. You can sit inside on the main deck and enjoy the views without dealing with wind. You can also venture up to the upper deck and either sit or stand to see the tour in the open. Photographers will want to be on the upper deck so that they aren't shooting through glass. A portion of the upper deck is under shade.
If you are visiting Seattle for at least two days, you should consider taking this tour. We highly recommend this tour of Seattle's lakefront activities and attractions. You see a number of the Seattle's beautiful places.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Beverages and light snacks are offered at the snack bar.
The Argosy Marina is located on the west side of South Lake Union . The Marina is next to the AGC building , Lake Union Park , and Kenmore Air. Please click here to go to Argosy's web site for specific directions and parking information.
Please click here to go to Argosy's web site for the schedule for the cruise.
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Please click here to go to Argosy's web site for specific directions and parking information.
Please click here to go to Argosy's web site for the admission prices for the cruise.
PHOTOS FROM THE TOUR
Lake Union Park and the Center for Wooden Boats
South Lake Union Scenery
Capitol Hill View
Several Seattle Houseboats
PHOTO GALLERY INDEX
We have a Photo Gallery with more scenes from the tour. Click on the page number below to go to the Photo Gallery pages.