SEATTLE — You can now get a taste of Washington while taking in some of Seattle's best sights on the water.
Argosy Cruises offers a Saturday wine tasting tour on Lake Union. The 90 minute cruise takes you passed some of the city's most iconic landmarks, while a wine steward introduces you to some of the state's best vintages.
"It's a really great way for people to come to Seattle and do a nice easy, low-pressure wine tasting without having to get super fancy about it," says wine steward Brad Russell.
Passengers can sit back, sip and savor the sights like the floating homes, Gas Works Park and the University of Washington.
"You are a lot more intimate with everyone else on the lake. You've got people on stand up paddle boards, their kayaks, their pleasure boats," said Captain Nick Zylstra. "It's just fun. It's a boat and wine. What more can you ask for?"
But you don't have to drink wine to enjoy the trip. It's also a great option for families.
"Anybody can ride. We provide some tour and some highlights as well. So, it's not just for wine drinkers. It's for everybody," said Zylstra.
Another great way to see Seattle from the water is Argosy Cruises' Locks Cruise. This tour departs from Pier 55 on Elliot Bay, goes through the Ballard locks, under the Fremont Bridge and docks in Lake Union. Passengers can then take a bus back to Pier 55 or choose to "Stay and Play." The second option allows you to enjoy the restaurants and attractions in South Lake Union.