|FROM THE START
The Queen of Seattle was built in the early 1980’s in Rancho Cordova, California and was originally christened the “Elizabeth Louise". The vessel operated sightseeing cruises along the Sacramento River for 20 years before eventually being sold and moved to Ketchikan, Alaska. Here she was renamed the “Alaska Queen" and operated narrated excursions in the harbor and channel areas of Ketchikan. In November 2009 she was moved to Seattle to provide private and public cruises of Lake Union and the Ship Canal waterways.
Whether you are a visitor or resident, our cruises offer a special experience that is unique in the seattle area. View our 1884 steam propulsion engines as they turn the paddle wheel. Enjoy fun and historical information about seattle during the Yukon Gold Rush days, along with fascinating facts about the sights you will be seeing.