Enjoy your holidays in a special way—from the water! You’ll cruise aboard the Rainbird on Lake Union and see the city lit-up in all its wonder from the vantage point of the water—creating lifelong memories for you and your loved ones. Seeing Seattle’s boats, homes and 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—as you watch them in awe from the comfort of the Rainbird.

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. Wine and drinks are available for purchase.

Your Captain

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

Available Options

Make your experience even better by adding a picnic lunch to your cruise. We feature award winning, delicious hot sandwiches, which we’ll pick up fresh from the bakery at Fisherman’s Terminal – nestled amongst Alaskan fishing vessels, including those featured on “the Deadliest Catch” (hint: ask your Captain about his 10 years in Alaska as a skipper).

Details and Policies

Local guide
Sightseeing cruise with narration
Vessel is equipped to be comfortable in any weather
First round of drinks
Private Tour, Just your group!

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities (recommended)

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time and plan for traffic accordingly. While parking is available, public transportation or Lyft / Taxi services are strongly recommended
A maximum of six (6) people per booking, private tours available All passengers must pay the adult price
Not wheelchair accessible
Pregnant women can attend
No animals allowed on board
Cruise rain or shine, the boat is fully enclosed
Captain reserves the right to terminate any cruise before or during if unsafe conditions arise. “Unsafe condition” includes but is not limited to weather, mechanical failure, intoxication of passengers, unsafe or inappropriate behavior of passengers
You may bring any food and nonalcoholic beverages that you like (including coolers or picnic baskets). Beer, wine, and cocktails are available for purchase on-board (first round complimentary).
Smoking is prohibited
Paid parking is available (details provided at time of booking)
Boat is equipped with bathrooms
It is recommended you consult your doctor if you suffer from motion sickness
Voucher info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.