Welcome aboard the historic SS Virginia V!

Ballard Locks Centennial Parade

Come celebrate 100 years of operation of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (aka the Ballard Locks). Board the VIRGINIA V from South Lake Union and parade to the locks and back with a host of other boats celebrating this event.

The VIRGINIA V will be the official viewing boat for the parade and will peel off from the group just after the Fremont Bridge. Once docked back at SLU the vessels will parade by our pier!


  • Board at 9:30 am
  • Departure at 10:00 am
  • Return at 12:00 pm
  • Vessels parade by VIRGINIA V at 12:30 pm

Bar service with beer, wine, and soda for sale

Lunch not provided with ticket price. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks.

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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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