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Get a little history and a dose of sightseeing on this down-to-earth tour of Lake Union.

by Contributor at Citysearch

The Experience
Captain Larry Kezner’s boat, the Fremont Avenue, cruises the lake 12 times every Sunday, giving passengers a little time on the water along with a little history. Sneak a peek at the work of Northwest glass artist Dale Chihuly, see the now famous Sleepless in Seattle houseboat and get a close up view of the Kalakala, a streamlined Seattle ferry that shuttled passengers across the sound from 1935 to 1967. Kezner’s mix of Seattle history along with off-beat humor provides an entertaining journey that comes to an end after 45 minutes–a length that feels just right.

The trip is billed as an ice-cream cruise, but if you want to imbibe in a sweet treat, you’ll have to pay extra. A chocolate root-beer float ($3) is available for revelers in this unlikely mixture of ice-cream and soda. Reasonably priced soft drinks are served in the cabin along with coffee and tea.