On this particular trip, we left our car at the Tukwila Station and hopped on the link light rail headed downtown. This was fast and easier than driving and finding a place to park downtown. We were able to buy a day pass for the light rail which saved us some money. We got off in Pioneer Square and walked down to the waterfront.
The advice given to us by Seattle Southside RTA was to take Marion Street down and use the pedestrian foot bridge. This was very helpful. We stopped at Top Pot bakery and got a very yummy fresh baked cinnamon and sugar doughnut.
We were a little early for our cruise so we decided to have dinner at the Red Robin on pier 55. We both ordered burgers, my husband "ghosted" his and added some of their new garlic Aioli sauce which spiced it up and made his extra delicious. The great food coupled with great service made this meal extra special. We let our server know we were getting ready to go on a cruise and they were very quick getting us our food so we had enough time to enjoy our meal.
When we were finished we walked next door to check in at Argosy Cruise for our tour. Before boarding the ship, the crew took a photo of my husband and I holding a life preserver. They informed us that the photo would be available for purchase at the end of our adventure. (1 for $15 2 for $20)
Our one-hour tour of the harbor was fun and the tour guide had lots of unique information about the city. We learned about the Edgewater Hotel and the fun guests used to have fishing right out of the windows. The Beatles stayed here and there is a photo of them fishing. But those were the good ol' days because you can’t do it today.
We also saw the sculpture park and several sailboats out waiting for the sun to set. The view from the water was amazing. You can see the entire downtown skyline perfectly from the water. On board there is a full service bar and snacks available for purchase.
After our cruise we headed back to the transit station, we passed many street vendors and unique shops along the waterfront. We especially loved the sidewalk painter making beautiful art with fun shapes and a bottle of spray paint.
All in all a great night in the city, Argosy cruise is a must do. Thank you Seattle Southside for the great tips.
About Argosy Cruises
Currently, Argosy operates nine vessels providing private and public cruises around the Puget Sound area. Argosy Cruises offers must-see tourist attractions, such as the Lakes, Locks and Harbor Cruises, Tillicum Village and hosts countless weddings, parties, corporate events and community activities, including the Christmas Ship™ Festival, Murder Mystery Series and other themed and holiday events.
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