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Many tourists to Seattle choose for a beautiful cruise or boat trip to see the sights. Seattle is a watery city, located on the Puget Sound’s beaches, with Lake Union in the heart of the city and lengthy Lake Washington on the east side. The Lake Washington Ship Canal runs between the Sound and the lakes, allowing boats to sail between them. Boating and other forms of water recreation are popular pastimes in the area.

It’s a nice and peaceful choice to take in the sights and landscapes of Seattle from the ocean. Here are some of my favourite Seattle scenic cruises and boat tours.

Seattle Boat Tours

Argosy Cruises Is A Cruise Line Based In The United Kingdom.

Argosy Cruises offers picturesque cruises on a regular basis from Pier 55 (for Puget Sound tours), Lake Union, and Kirkland (for Lake Washington tours). The duration of these narrated sightseeing trips ranges from one to five hours. The Puget Sound’s longest boat trips travel to Blake Island, either for a salmon dinner and Native-themed entertainment at Tillicum Village, or for one of three environmental experiences. The Christmas Ship Festival, dinner and brunch cruises, and mystery dinners are just a few of the seasonal and special event cruises offered by Argosy Cruises.

Cruises On The Waterways

The Seattle scenic cruises offered by Waterways mix breathtaking scenery with delectable cuisine. The Waterways fleet of elegant modern yachts offers regular dinner cruises on Lake Washington and Lake Union. Other cruise options include lunch, brunch, and wine pairing evenings. A few special cruises depart from Shilshole Marina to explore the Puget Sound and visit island sites.

Seattle Chartered Cruises And Boat Tours

These boat charters provide customised cruise experiences for customers seeking a more personalised or exclusive experience.

Enchantress Cruises: On this magnificent bridge deck cruiser, create your own perfect boat tour on Puget Sound, Lake Union, and/or Lake Washington.

Cedarwave: This Seattle-based boat charter company offers picnic cruises and themed boat tours from a variety of waterfront locales.

Seattle Scenic Cruises And Boat Tours Are Available For Self-drive.

These innovative vessels are not your standard boat rental; they allow you to provide your own captain for a picturesque and unique boat tour of Seattle.


The Electric Boat Company is a company that manufactures electric boats. These electric boats are quiet, covered, comfy, and easy to drive, and they give a relaxing 2- to 4-hour ride around Lake Union. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!

Boats with Hot Tubs: Relax with friends in a boat with a hot tub that can tour Lake Union. Your picturesque cruise-soak may accommodate two to six persons.

Ride The Seattle Ducks

The Duck tours are entertaining and festive, as they travel on both land and water in amphibious vehicles. The captains of Ride the Duck will narrate and entertain you as you travel through Seattle’s major attractions, including the Space Needle, the Downtown Waterfront, Pike Place Market, and Pioneer Square. You’ll also spend time on Lake Union, where you’ll see Seattle’s stunning city skyline, Gasworks Park, and the famed house boats.

Saburo Watanabe

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