This summer visit one of Seattle’s top tourist attractions, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard, The locks carry more boat traffic than any other lock in the US, and the Locks, along with the fish ladder and the surrounding Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens attract more than one million visitors annually. It is fascinating to watch the pleasure and work boats, along with huge tug boats, making there way in and out of the locks. There is so much to see you could never be bored.
Or you can Enjoy the sights and sounds of Seattle from the water on an Argosy Cruise Boat where you will go on a 2.5-hour narrated cruise along Ballard Locks. Learn how the locks work as the boat is lifted to the freshwater level of the ship canal. Then while leaving the locks, find out more about Seattle’s fishing communities and the Deadliest Catch boats.