Historic Paddle-Wheel Boat Cruise on Lake Union
The Historic Paddle-Wheel Boat Cruise on Lake Union lets you board the Queen of Seattle and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and education. The crew of the riverboat will all be dressed in authentic 19th-century-style clothing to complement this historically accurate steam-powered paddle wheeler, the largest west of the Mississippi River. You will travel around Lake Union and see Seattle in a way that is unlike any other.
This riverboat cruise gives you the chance to relive the glory days of the Alaska Gold Rush and experience some of the culture of the 1980s’s in the wild and vastly unexplored areas of what is now the state of Washington and the PNW coast of the U.S. and Canada. This was the era when paddle wheelers were the main mode of transportation for those who were traveling from the Seattle area to the Klondike Region up the Yukon River. You will learn of the area’s colorful history and the wide range of people who have called it home. You will also get the chance to take in the Klondike Cabaret Show, as well as a steam calliope performance.
Your cruise will include sights such as the space needle, downtown Seattle, and the mountains surrounding the area. You will also see the famous Seattle houseboat communities, the historic Ballard and Fremont neighborhoods, and the world-renowned Fisherman’s Terminal. Also included is the Hiram Chittenden Locks, where the famous Pacific Northwest Salmon spawn. All in all this 2-hour narrative tour will give you the chance to experience the culture and beauty of the pacific northwest and the greater Seattle area from a unique perspective.
This is a cruise tour, please take precautions as to motion sickness if applicable. Please, no children under the age of 12. This tour is not weather dependent, but the tour operator may choose in icy, windy, foggy, or heavy rain conditions to delay or cancel a cruise. If a cancellation or delay occurs you will have the choice of an alternate date and time or a full refund. Please arrive at the dock 20 minutes early to check in and go through security screening. Both paper and electronic tickets are accepted for this activity. This activity is easily able to accommodate wheelchairs and those with mobility issues, please notify tour operator at the time of booking as to what your exact needs are. You will return to your original departure point at the end of the cruise.
Hop aboard the largest steam-powered paddle-wheel boat west of the Mississippi! Transport back to the 1890's Gold Rush era on a 2-hour cruise along Seattle's Lake Union. Learn about the interesting history of the Seattle area from the onboard narration and enjoy an entertaining 19th-century-style cabaret show!
Relive the days of the 1890's Alaska Gold Rush, when fortune seekers journeyed from Seattle to the Klondike and paddle wheelers plied the waters of the Yukon River. Hop aboard the Queen of Seattle and begin your 2-hour narrated adventure! Learn the Seattle area's interesting history and enjoy live entertainment including a "Klondike Cabaret Show" and a steam calliope (steam-powered piano ) performance! All crew members are dressed in 19th-century-style clothing to enhance this scenic, educational and memorable experience.
During your cruise, view large Seattle houseboat communities, the Fisherman's Terminal and the historic Fremont and Ballard neighborhoods. See the Hiram Chittenden Locks, where salmon spawn, and enjoy spectacular views of the Space Needle, downtown Seattle and the surrounding mountains.