Steamship Saturdays with the Center for Wooden Boats-June

Join us for a narrated cruise on Lake Union aboard the 125’ steamship VIRGINIA V. We’ll learn about the sights, sounds, and history of Lake Union while cruising aboard a National Historic Landmark vessel with a fully operational steam engine. Cruises are one hour long. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks available for purchase.


  • 1:00 pm- 1st Sailing Boarding Begins
  • 2:00 pm- 1st Sailing Departure
  • 3:00 pm- 1st Sailing Return
  • 3:00 pm- 2nd Sailing Boarding Begins
  • 4:00 pm- 2nd Sailing Departure
  • 5:00 pm- 2nd Sailing Return

Cost (per sailing):

  • $25/non-members
  • $20/members
  • FREE- 12 and under

Other amenities & activities:

  • Bar with beer, wine, soda, and snacks available for purchase
  • Youth activities
  • Historical narration of local history

Lake Union/Lake Washington

Short cruises (usually 2-3 hours) are a great way to view Seattle from the inside. Whether we travel down the ship canal to Ballard’s Chittenden Locks or east into Lake Washington, guests are treated to awesome views of neighborhoods surrounding downtown.

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