Ballard Locks, Gas Works Park and Houseboats Tour


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Explore the Hiram Chittenden Locks and learn how boats “lock through” while looking for salmon and harbor seals. Visit Gas Works, a one-of-a-kind iconic park with stunning views, and see houseboat communities.

Duration:  3 hours
Cancellation:  2 days
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  • Visit the Hiram Chittenden Locks and learn what it means for boats to “lock through” as it watch it happen right before your eyes
  • Search for baby salmon heading out to sea and adult salmon returning through the fish ladder
  • Learn the history of the locks, how they transformed Seattle and why they are so important to maintaining the levels of the lakes behind it
  • Head to Gas Works Park, a former industrial site transformed into one of Seattle’s favorite and most iconic parks to celebrate the fourth of July
  • Watch for sea planes landing/taking off and drive by Seattle’s houseboat communities along Lake Union to get a feel for this unique neighborhood

What's Included

  • Guided tour
  • Bottled water

Additional Information

Wear your comfy shoes and appropriate weather gear as much of this tour is outside.


Kids 8+ are welcome.

Cancellation policy

Full refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance.

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Meeting location:  2408 1st Ave


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