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Ballard Locks Fish Ladder, Seattle

Ballard Locks Fish Ladder, Seattle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

1. Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

Discover the best of Seattle on a 3-hour guided, small-group tour covering almost 50 miles including three main stops: Pioneer Square, Ballard Locks, and a city skyline viewpoint for unforgettable photo opportunities. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Pike Place Market • Olympic and Cascade Mountain views • Seattle waterfront • Historic Pioneer Square • Waterfall Garden Park • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park • T-mobile Park and CenturyLink field • Chinatown and International District • Lake Washington • I-90 Floating Bridge • Mercer Island • Puget Sound views • Panoramic Seattle city views • Fremont neighborhood and Troll • Lake Union and Ship Canal • Fishermen’s Terminal • Ballard Locks/salmon ladder • Discovery Park • Scenic Magnolia Bluff with its stunning homes and views • Seattle Center & MoPop

Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

2. Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

See the sights of Seattle on a guided minibus tour. Hear interesting anecdotes and discover little known gems within the unique neighborhoods that make Seattle such a special place to live. Climb aboard the climate-controlled minibus and drive through the bustling downtown retail district into Pike Place Market. See where the world's first Starbucks coffeehouse opened, and keep a look out for flying fish that are thrown at the market.  Admire the diverse architectural styles as you cruise from the award-winning, ultra-modern public library to the greatest concentration of early 20th-century Romanesque architecture in the country.  Get an up-close view of side-by-side mega-sports arenas by the Port of Seattle. See the International District with its diverse pan-Asian community and artistic presence. Journey past King Street Station and Union Station, and continue to the waterfront before making your way past the distinctive Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Experience Music Project Museum. Go to the Kerry Park viewpoint atop Queen Anne Hill for a photo opportunity. On a clear day, you can see as far as Mount Rainier and experience a vista that will take your breath away.  Take an interactive tour of the Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder, and learn about the miraculous lifecycle of Northwest Salmon. Watch as commercial boats navigate through the government locks, where Elliot Bays meets the waters of Lake Union and Washington. Drive through the artsy neighborhood of Fremont. See the famous Fremont Troll and the statue of Lenin. Make your way back downtown for convenient at a downtown attraction of your choosing or your hotel.

Seattle: Cruise Port City Sightseeing Tour

3. Seattle: Cruise Port City Sightseeing Tour

Meet your guide at your cruise terminal as you debark from your ship. Bring your luggage along, or use the Port of Seattle’s complimentary port valet service. Port valet will take your checked baggage to the airport and check it in for you, so you can enjoy the tour luggage free. Ask your cruise director for details on how to sign up. Your tour begins in downtown Seattle, home to the Pike Place Market, the world’s oldest Starbucks coffee shop, and more. Then, continue to Pioneer Square and Stadium District, the city's historic core now filled with art galleries and restaurants abutting sports stadiums for the Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners. Other sights on this tour include the International District and Waterfront and the Seattle Center, where you'll pass but the famous Space Needle. Drive through the quirky Fremont neighborhood, and take a photo with the famous Fremont Troll. Enjoy views from Queen Anne Hill, an area known for its views of Bainbridge Island and Mt. Rainier beyond. Complete your tour at the airport or your hotel. Drop-off at SEATAC by 1:45 PM for guests with flights departing at 3:45 PM or later. For guests adding on Space Needle tickets and the market, drop-off at SEATAC will be by 3:30 PM.

Seattle: Sightseeing Bus Tour with the Ballard Locks

4. Seattle: Sightseeing Bus Tour with the Ballard Locks

Experience the best of Seattle on this guided sightseeing tour. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus near the Space Needle, and let your local guide reveal the city's charm. Explore neighborhoods like Queen Anne, with its unique culture and architecture. Visit the boat locks, and fish ladder at the Ballard Locks. Take in stunning views of the Puget Sound, lush forests, and majestic mountains from Kerry Park. Enjoy the serene beauty of Gas Works Park on the shores of Lake Union. Your adventure concludes with a return to the meeting point. Immerse yourself in the Emerald City's diverse neighborhoods and natural beauty on this comprehensive tour.

Seattle: 3 Hour Emerald City Bike Tour

5. Seattle: 3 Hour Emerald City Bike Tour

This one-of-a-kind guided bike tour starts across from the gorgeous Seattle waterfront. You will be fitted for your bike and helmet before hitting the bike trails. Seattle has become the most bike-friendly city in America! First, you will explore the Queen Anne Neighborhood and pass through the Seattle Center. Get close up with the Space Needle, MoPop, the Pacific Science Center, and the brand new Climate Pledge Arena before you pass through South Lake Union before heading North. Get off the beaten path as your ride through local neighborhoods. Take a break at the Ballards Locks and check out the Ballard fish latter. Finish off the tour where is started. A quick walk over to Pike Place Market.

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What people are saying about Ballard Locks Fish Ladder, Seattle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 200 reviews

I had foot surgery about a month ago and knew I would have a difficult time walking around Seattle. I wanted to see as much of the city as I could in the 21/2 days I was here and this tour took me to so many parts of the city. DC, our tour guide was so knowledgeable. He gave us great insight into both the history of Seattle and it's modern day activities. I'm so glad I took this tour. I highly recommend it.

This tour was a great way to get to know the city of Seattle. I learned as much as I could want to about the city. The tour guide was prompt and very good about making sure our questions were answered. He took pictures of all families at our stops. He was very knowledgeable and excited to share information about the city.

Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting the city. Gary, our guide, was fantastic and super knowledgeable. We were lucky in having a smaller group (8 of us) and Gary made us feel super welcome and showed off some of his singing talents! All in all, we had a great time and a brilliant tour guide!

Brian was very knowledgeable and patient, loved the history he shared for all the places we visited. My only complaint was the difficulty I had in locating the exact spot to meet the bus, maybe some sort of signage would be helpful.

Amazing experience! Ron is super knowledgeable and accommodating! Strongly recommended!