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Seattle Ballard Locks, Gas Works Park and Houseboats Tour

Location Seattle, Washington, USA
$149.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
Let's explore the busiest locks in the nation, the Hiram Chittenden Locks! On this walking and driving tour, we will watch boats "lock through" and learn how the locks operate. In the late spring, we can visit the largest Great Blue Heron colony in the city to watch and listen to the chicks, and see baby salmon (smolts) going out to sea. From mid-June through September we will see adult salmon returning to navigate the fish ladder on their way home to spawn. We will learn how this critical component of our maritime industry and history transformed Seattle, and its role in managing our freshwater lake systems. Then we're off to Gas Works to learn about this one-of-a-kind park, where we will see float planes taking off and landing, and enjoy stunning views of the city. Finally we will visit the houseboat communities along Lake Union, a uniquely Seattle experience! For a private version of this tour (1 to 4 people) please call/text
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 3 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

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  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
Meeting point
Look for me inside the bakery with a Seattle Under the Radar Tours sign. Street parking around the meet up spot is limited to 2 hours (the tour is 3 hours) and nearby garages and lots are very expensive. Consider taking a Lyft/Uber/Taxi or public transit if possible.
Return details
Look for me inside the bakery with a Seattle Under the Radar Tours sign. Street parking around the meet up spot is limited to 2 hours (the tour is 3 hours) and nearby garages and lots are very expensive. Consider taking a Lyft/Uber/Taxi or public transit if possible.
  • Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
    We will explore the Locks and learn how they work, and watch ships "lock through". We will learn about their role in maintaining the level of Lake Washington and how they transformed Seattle's maritime industry. We will look for smolts (baby salmon) on the spillway heading out to sea and adult salmon coming back through the fish ladder. The resident harbor seals and herons are fat and happy this time of year!
  • Gas Works Park
    This one of a kind park was an inspired creation that took a heavy industrial site and transformed it into one of Seattle's favorite parks, with fabulous views across Lake Union to downtown and the Space Needle! Along the way we will learn the history of this iconic piece of old Seattle that still survives. On our way back downtown, we will cruise by the houseboat community along Lake Union, a uniquely Seattle experience!
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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    Seattle Ballard Locks, Gas Works Park and Houseboats Tour

    Location Seattle, Washington, USA
    $149.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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