Begin your 4-hour (roughly) Seattle Mansions and Wine Cruise aboard the Rainbird at centrally located Pocock Rowing Center, adjacent to Portage Bay Park featuring easy access and ample parking. Depart amid floating homes, and all manner of watercraft ranging from canoes, sailboats, classic wooden boats, motor boats, to mega yachts. Enjoy a fully narrated tour of Seattle’s iconic sights such as Gasworks Park, Space Needle, Historic  Ballard Fishing Community, UW Husky Stadium, and Majestic Mt Rainier. Sip a cold beer or glass of fine Washington wine (or high quality H2o) while gliding under famous old draw bridges and past seaplanes taking off and landing. Mingle with locals enjoying the Lake on paddleboards and kayaks while the light sparkles off Seattle’s many interconnected waterways.

What You Can Expect

Your afternoon cruise begins by heading to the south end of Lake Union where major companies are reshaping our city. We’ll leave the hustle and bustle behind as we set out on our leisurely cruise in the comfort of our beautiful custom and classic wooden yacht, the Rainbird. Take in the incredible views of the City and beautiful St. Mark’s Cathedral as we travel east to Portage Bay. On our way through the Montlake Cut to Lake Washington, marvel at Husky Football Stadium, UW Campus, and snowcapped Cascade Mountains in the distance.

As we enter Lake Washington on a clear day breathtaking views of Mount Rainier appear. We then travel across the lake to the far shore and into private coves, affording us a close up look at some of Seattle’s most amazing waterfront mansions. These homes feature a myriad of architectural styles and fabulous landscapes – many are home to famous Seattle business owners and celebrities. Upon our return to Lake Union we go through two 100 + year old drawbridges – the Montlake and University Bridges – opening frequently for sailboats and large ships. We’ll see quintessential Seattle floating homes flanking the shores of the lake – including the one featured in the movie “Sleepless in Seattle” and the oldest floating home, built over 115 years ago.

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 or early dinner to your cruise. We feature the incredibly delicious hot sandwiches picked 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.