• Seattle, WA
First Departure Time :
First Departure From :
Four Points by Sheraton (714 Lakeway Drive), Bellingham, WA
Second Departure Time :
Second Departure From :
844 S Alder St, Burlington, WA
Ship Canal, Botanical Gardens & Fish Ladder
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (locally known as the Ballard Locks) is a waterway system that connects the saltwater of the Puget Sound to the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which sits about 20 feet above sea level. Boats enter the locks, the gates close and the water rises or falls to the level of the destination waterway. Watching boats pass through the locks, exploring the 7 acres of botanical gardens and looking for fish on the fish ladder.
During our private tour you’ll learn about the history of the locks and walk though the gardens.
After our tour enjoy gourmet boxed lunch with time to explore the Ballard locks on your own.