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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of Seattle from the water on this comfortable, 2-hour, cocktail cruise along Lake Union. Watch seaplane arrivals and departures and see landmark Seattle locations like the iconic Space Needle, Seattle Great Wheel, the Fremont Bridge, Gas Works Park, the University of Washington and much more — plus a plethora of floating homes, including the one from the popular movie ‘Sleepless in Seattle.’ Choose from a morning, midday, afternoon or evening cruise. The first round of drinks is included.
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Local guide
Sightseeing cruise with narration
Vessel is equipped to be comfortable in any weather
First round of drinks
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

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.

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.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Candere Cruising
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a relaxed way to see the city and water homes." See review


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, Nov 2020
Amy was very accomodating & knowledgable. Learned so much about the Seattle waterfront & it's history. Highly recommend this experience and Amy!
Gorgeous and Relaxing,
, Oct 2020
Amy made it great!! Relaxing and beautiful, one of the best tourism things I have ever done anywhere. Being on the water to view the city and surroundings was unique.
Family trip
, Oct 2020
Madeleine was an amazing captain!! She was knowledgeable, funny, energetic she made our experience so much better!
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Oct 2020
This was absolutely one of the best things we did while in Seattle. It was way better than we could have imagined. I would highly recommend. The Captain was fantastic, knowledge, and very funny. Loved it.
Boats, booze, and B words
, Sep 2020
If you told me 2 years ago that I would be on a boat with Amy, I would say- you’re crazy. Wow what an amazing two hours. As soon as I boarded the vessel, I knew that future me was about to be jealous of past me. I highly recommend this excursion, Amy was the best captain we could have asked for. 10/10!!
Fun and friendly
, Aug 2020
Amy was fantastic! Charismatic and very knowledgeable! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend for a more intimate and covid-friendly Seattle experience!
A must do!
, Jul 2020
What a great xperience! Only had 1 day in Seattle so decided to see it from the water with 6:30 cocktail cruise. Took our own dinner. Captain Bryan was friendly, informative and informal. Had boat to ourselves. A must do!
Highlight of our trip
, Jul 2020
So much fun - perfect thing to do while visiting. Madeline was great! She was fun, knowledgable and very accommodating. I highly recommend!
Great day
, Jul 2020
Excellent trip with an excellent captain Amy. Great boat and sightseeing. Loved it and the entire family loved it too
Fun trip
, Jun 2020
Had a great experience on the 11am trip! First drink free! We got mimosas :) We saw some cool wildlife and one of the water planes taking off! Captain Madeline was a great tour guide, very friendly, fun, and informative! Would def recommend!

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