One-Hour Private Seattle Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise

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One Hour Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise

From US$289.00

per group (up to 6)

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Step aboard a boat for a cruise on Lake Union, hosted by a skipper/bartender who will mix drinks for you between steering the ship. Traveling with a small group of just six people means you'll get tons of personalized attention and the chance to ask questions. Take in sights of Lake Union's draw bridges, seaplanes, and scenic shoreline while listening to engaging narrative and sipping drinks.
  • Skipper and bartender plays host and guide
  • Use of all safety equipment (lifejackets)
  • Small group of just six people or fewer
  • See Seattle's sights from the water

What's Included

  • Boat
  • Skipper/bartender
  • Safety equipment (e.g. life jackets)
  • Gratuities
  • Food
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Parking

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1341 N Northlake Way
    1341 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    North Side of Lake Union, Near Gas Works Park, 1341 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA, 98103 When looking at the front door for the Divers Institute, go to the left side of the building and down into the parking lot. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early as we leave right on time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Lake Union

Admission Ticket Free

Space Needle (Pass By)

Gas Works Park (Pass By)

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Casual dress and closed-toe shoes recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately. A light jacket is recommended
  • Restrooms are available on board
  • Guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or small cooler of food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Near public transportation
  • State regulations prohibit outside alcohol from being brought on board; additional drinks are available for purchase on board
  • Smoking is prohibited on board due to US Coast Guard regulations
  • The vessel is not handicap accessible; however, local operator will accommodate a person with limited mobility as possible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.

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56 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 56 reviews
Great captain too
John_Y, Jun 2023
The floating houses were great to see. The tour really gives oneself a perspective of the city and lake layout. Cool!
Awesome tour, beautiful boat, excellent captain
Katie_M, Sept 2022
Great trip! Captain Curt was friendly and knowledgeable. He was great helping some nervous members or our party on and off the boat. Also great with our 8 year old.
Great highly recommend
Travis_G, Aug 2022
Great private boat cruise around Lake Union. We had a sunset cruise that was beautiful. Captain Nate was absolutely great.
Best ever
Cheryl_B, Jul 2022
Had a great time with just our family on the boat. I highly recommend it. It was very relaxing we all really enjoyed ourselves.
Would sail again with Canderé
Will_R, Sept 2021
Was a great trip. Our Captain / Bartender Amy was excellent and very knowledgeable about Lake Union and all the boats and floating homes
Relaxing tour on the lake
DANNY_S, Sept 2021
Our boat Captain Brian was an excellent tour guide and drink maker. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. Note: this cruise includes only on drink any others are $6 each.
Captain Amy--great job!
Dee_S, Sept 2021
Four of us were in Seattle from San Antonio, celebrating my husband's birthday over Labor Day weekend. Amy was an excellent captain, ensuring we had all the safety information and then we were totally in relax mode as her passengers. The lake was pretty busy with yachts, rowboats, paddle-boarders, kayaks--you name it. Lots of friendly waves from passersby. The weather was perfect, a sunny day in the low 70s. It was a spectacular way to spend the day!
Great experience!
April_W, Sept 2021
Mark was very knowledgeable and served great drinks! Lovely little ride with great views of the city .
Great time and well worth the price!
Sara_S, Aug 2021
We had a great time on the boat cruise. We were celebrating my friends birthday. Price was great, our boat captain was great.
Great tour!!! Would do it again!
Rustin_R, Aug 2021
We had a party of 4. It was a great time and our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great day!
Jamie_K, Aug 2021
Beautiful day! Marc was a great host… friendly, outgoing, informative and made our trip a great one! Our friends had never visited Seattle before and celebrating their 23rd anniversary 💕
Perfect sunset cruise
Amanda_D, Aug 2021
Cruise was awesome. We had the best hosts. Our captains were friendly and accommodating.. perfect way fo see Seattle, especially at sunset.
Must do in Seattle!
Greg_B, Aug 2021
Fantastic experience! Very knowledgeable, informative and fun! Excellent captain and bartender! Thanks Amy!
Enjoyable hour on the water
Russell_Z, Aug 2021
Madeline was the most engaging tour host I have ever had and I try to do frequent tours. Great experience!
Candice_R, Jul 2021
It was so awesome! Our captain Amy I think. She said she was about to move to Alaska. Ha ha She was so awesome and took time telling us all she could. Great Time!
Relaxing ride around Lake Union!
Carmin_S, Jul 2021
Brian was a great captain/bartender. We had a lot of laughs and a relaxing time. Perfect way to spend a Friday evening.
Great Tour!
Windy_H, Jul 2021
Our captain was Brian and he was fabulous! One of the most favorite things we did in Seattle! The lake is beautiful and Brian gave us lots of intersting information about the area and recommended additional things to do and see. I highly recommend taking this wonderful cruise!
Highly recommend
zahrtmisty, Jul 2021
Amazing experience, highly recommend! Mark was a delightful captain and full of great knowledge to share.
Cecil_H, Jun 2021
It was amazing, I love everything about it. It was a perfect experience and we will do it again. Please send me more events.
Great excursion anyone can enjoy
Ron_H, Jun 2021
Dillon was great host. I've lived in Seattle for 40yrs, and it was really fun to get his historical perspective on lake union that I'd never known. He was also really good about "reading the room" by giving us room to connect as a family on his boat, and be attentive when appropriate. Highly recommend.

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