Do you have your own adventure in mind? Want to sail longer, have a large group, or want live music on the boat?
Join us for a night on the water to bring in the new year in style. We can host groups from 2 -48+ people, and have a variety of boat to choose from.
Fill out our custom request form or call us to book your New Year’s Eve on the water.
SHUCK & SAIL, that’s what happens when we partner with our friends at Taylor Shellfish. Enjoy 1.5 hours of sailing aboard our beautiful, wooden 1926 schooner, while sampling a variety of oysters from around the Pacific Northwest! Marvel at the city sights around Lake Union, simultaneously learning about the local ecology of oyster fishing and environmental preservation efforts.
To accompany your oyster feast, we provide small bites and non-alcoholic drinks (you are welcome to bring alternative beverage options, just remember to enjoy responsibly). Our pre-scheduled public sails are perfect for a family and friends outing, or a little date night with your significant other.
SPECIAL OFFER: Due to popular demand, we’ve already lined up our Oyster Cruises for 2019. Prices will be changing soon, but if you book now you get the special rate of just $95 per person!
- An 1.5 hour sail aboard our 1926 schooner
- Taste PNW oysters with Taylor Shellfish (at least 6 – 10 oysters per person)
- Oysters are included in the price of the charter
- Small bites and non-alcoholic beverages provided
- You are welcome to bring your own snack and beverages
BOOK A PRIVATE CHARTER: Ideal for family gatherings, milestone markers, corporate events, and more. For private charter inquiries, follow this link to our online reservation form: http://lakeunioncharters.com/book-now/
July 4th Fireworks Cruise
Celebrate July 4th on Lake Union in style on the water. We have several boats operating for the fireworks. All the options have plenty of space to spread out and relax and enjoy the views of gasworks park, the floating homes, and of course the fireworks!
You are welcome to bring light snacks and refreshments. Please be mindful of space as this will be a full boat. This is a family friendly event with special pricing for youth.
Schedule: (all times are approximate and subject to change)
Join the Lake Union community for the Christmas Ship Parade aboard an 63 foot Schooner, Lavengro. Book soon as spots fill up quickly!
Every year, the floating homes and boats are decorated with lights and other adornments, making this an especially magical time to be on the water in the Emerald City. We are offering tours open to the public on the Schooner Lavengro. These adventures are offered for a limited time, November – December. Bonus full moon on December 23rd!
- Max of 22 people on this 63ft Schooner
- Welcome to bring food and drinks. Alcoholic beverages allowed as long as they are enjoyed responsibly.
- Blankets provided in case anyone gets cold. Wear warm clothes!
This sail is not part of Christmas Ship Parade, but if you are interested in joining the parade, then visit our Christmas Ship Parade Sail
If you’re seeking a one-of-a-kind tailgating party where you can have a pre-game celebration with fellow Husky fans out on the water or are wanting a unique way to travel to Husky Stadium on game day, then join us for our brand-new Husky Game Day Sail!
Enjoy a pre-game cruise and then head to the game. Most pre-game cruises are 2 hours long. and may be extend for additional cost. Most boats you can bring your own food and drinks as long as they are enjoyed responsibly. We can also coordinate food for a small additional charge.
Pre-game cruise & drop 0ff (One way)
- Shuttle from boat to dock
- Dock drop off (~$350+)
Pre-game cruise w/ cruise return trip to original departure point
- Shuttle between boat to dock ($10/person for return)
- Dock drop off/ pick-up (~$400+)
- Dock side w/ access during game ($800-$1200+, if available)
- Additional time
- Additional Customizing
Sailboat racing with a TWIST!
Duck Dodge is a Tuesday night sailboat race on Lake Union that starts mid-May and runs every week throughout the summer, until early September. Typically there are anywhere from 30 to 100+ boats on the lake racing each other. The twist is most of them are wearing costumes. Check out the themes for this year.
Duck Dock has several starts (heats) with the first starting at 7 pm, and additional heats starting on the 5 min mark. The race usually starts in the middle of the lake with a “Start Line” that runs between the committee boat (the boat running the race anchored in the middle) and a buoy. This is the start line and the race then does a counterclockwise circle around the late heading into the wind for the first leg. The Start Line is also the Finish Line. So really watching a sailboat race is watching a bunch of boat sail in a giant circle for several hours, but it is also so much more!
Ways to watch
- Gas works park
- Eastlake Bar & Grill
- Lake Union Park (south lake union)
- Center For Wooden boats
- Arthur Foss ($25 – included food & drinks)
From a boat:
- Mocha (get close to the action)
- Lavengro (relaxing and from a distance while sailing)
- Candere (relaxing cruise featuring cocktails and local spirits)
- Christine W (larger groups)
- Custom charter (let us know what you have in mind)
- Request a booking on any of the above
Join the action
Want to learn how to race and get into the action? Join us aboard one of our 20ft boats to experience the thrill of sailboat racing first hand. You will have a licensed captain as your guide and you will be racing the boat, trimming the sails, experiencing the thrill of racing on our performance boats. No experience necessary, larger groups welcomed and may split over multiple boats. Costumes encouraged but not required.
Not ready to jump into Duck Dodge? Check out our Intro to Racing on Sundays with only a couple boats.
Looking for something lower key but still want to watch the race from the water? Contact us for a custom charter, pricing can be as low as $35 per person.
Imagine a night of fine food and sailing in the heart of Seattle. There are so many fantastic local eateries located near the water and it is a quick hope to joining the boat. We have several options for you to find the perfect night for you!
Dine at one of the restaurants near the lake or bring food to the boat. After you’ve dined, Join us at our dock and our crew will show you a wonderful night on the water. You can relax and enjoy the calm of being on the water or step up and learn more about he area and how to work these boats. There are many sights to behold around Lake Union, including Gasworks Park, the floating home community – yes even the “Sleepless in Seattle” house!
Depending upon the time, you might be able to catch one of Seattle’s beautiful sunsets, or the city’s beautiful nocturnal landscapes as the boat glides through the water. If it’s a chilly evening, you can relax under a warm blanket and enjoy the scenery.
Book your night out on the town today!
An Intimate experience
This is the perfect boat for a romantic dinner cruise aboard Candere. Bring your own food and enjoy a 2 hr cruise around Lake Union and the ship canal. Two drinks are included so no need to bring your own.
You can sit back and enjoy riding on the wind or be active an learn a bit about sailing. A great mix for a unforgettable date. This is a 1.5 hour adventure on our 22 ft boat sailboat “Mono”. Bring your own light snacks and drinks for this engaging night on water.
Interested in what sailing was like a century ago? We can show you! Step aboard Lavengro, a piece of working history for a 1.5 hour sail around Lake Union. This 60 ft sailboat was built in 1926 and is still sailing. It is truly taking a step back in history. This can be with a social sail with others or you can book the whole boat for a private evening. Perfect for engagements and weddings.
Do you like oysters and sailboats? We have partnered with Taylor shellfish to provide a unique experience on Lake Union. Enjoy 1.5 hour on the water and includes a wonderful sampling of oysters and small bites. This is a limited offering so check it and and reserve your spot. Limited dates in the summer.