Enjoy your special holiday the Sound View Cruises way. You’ll cruise aboard the Rainbird on Lake Union and see the city in all its wonder from the vantage point of the water, and create life-long memories for you and your loved ones. At Christmas, seeing Seattle’s boats, floating homes, and city buildings lit up is a sight we never get tired of, but seeing it from the water gives it a special sparkle. At New Years, the fireworks displays are closer and larger and more thrilling—watch them in awe from the comfort of the Rainbird.

Valentines Day

Make this an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with a romantic cruise on Lake Union! It will make a wonderful memory for you and your loved one. This cruise is always sold out so get your reservation now. We offer wine or Champagne, flowers, nice chocolates and even Chocolate covered strawberries. Reserve your spot now.

4th of July

The 4th of July is always a very fun night on the water! We pride ourselves on always positioning the Rainbird in the best place on the Lake to observe the incredible Fireworks Show that Seattle puts on at the Space Needle. We always offer a variety of beverages for this festive evening event. This is alway a very popular cruise. Reserve your spot now.

Christmas Lights

On our Holiday Cruises aboard the Rainbird on Lake Union, you will see Seattle lit-up and shining bright! Cruise past boats and floating homes with their holiday lights ablaze, and at New Years watch fireworks as they explode over the water from your own private front row seat.

This cruise will take you around Lake Union allowing you to see all of the creative lights and Christmas decorated boats and floating homes as well as the Seattle’s Christmas lights.

Christmas Lights Parade
Get in line and join the parade! We’ll follow the big Argosy Ships with their carolers being broadcasted as we travel around the lake. We’ll have our own Christmas music, when we can’t hear the Christmas Ship, and get into a festive spirit in this special and unique way to celebrate the holiday season. Reserve your spot now! More information about the parade.

New Year’s Eve Cruise

We pride ourselves on positioning the Rainbird in the best vantage on the lake to observe Seattle’s New Year’s Celebration and fireworks display at the Space Needle. We offer a nice glass of champagne for this unique and wonderful event. This is always a very popular cruise. Reserve your spot now.

What You Can Expect

Your 2-hour, Special Events Cruise begins by heading to the south side of Lake Union, toward the heart of downtown. Just relax and take in the views as we set out on our leisurely cruise in the comfort of our beautiful custom and classic wooden yacht. We offer a complimentary glass of wine and a snack tray, and more wine and drinks are available for purchase.

Your Captain

A skilled pilot with 50 years of experience on the water, Captain Kelley Marriott will make you comfortable and keep you safe—all the while sharing fun Seattle insights, stories, and local history! Captain Kelley was raised in Edmonds on the shores of Puget Sound and Lake Washington, and is also a part-time bartender.