Being out on the water to see the sights is great, but the added benefit of this mini-cruise is the chocolate root beer floats that the crew serves up during your journey! – Findwell.com
Ice cream, boats, killer weather, and beautiful views of Seattle? Sounds like an opportunity we didn’t want to pass on. About two months ago, we read in the Seattle Times about Captain Larry Kezner and his Sunday Ice Cream Cruiseon Lake Union. We kept thinking about it but never acted on it. With the near 100 degree last Sunday, we knew had to take get the kids out and hit the lake with ice cream in hand.
The cruise was a delight as Captain Larry entertained us with Seattle history, personal history, and wonderful music. The sites around Lake Union include the sea planes taking off and landing, vintage boats, the floating homes (around 300 floating in the water), Gas Works Park, “Sleepless in Seattle” house, and more. The lake was very active with water recreationalists who were all looking to enjoy the beautiful weather.
Ethan loved watching the sea planes land and take off. This area is the main “runway” for these planes so it provides a variety of planes to view.
When it came time for ice cream, we all opted for Root Beer floats. One chocolate and one vanilla float hit the spot for everyone.
If you’re in the area and looking for something fun to do either single, with a partner, or your family, try the Seattle Ice Cream Cruise. The total cost for our 50 minutes was $24.
Have you tried the Seattle Ice Cream Cruise? Perhaps another boat excursion around Seattle? Let us know how it was.
What a fantastic way to see Seattle on an incredible sunny day. The sky was blue, sun was shining on our backs, and a light breeze on our face as we leisurely guided through Lake Union. The captain provided a great guided tour, gave us some history, and served us ice cream. I would definitely go back. It was a great bargain at $11 a person for a 45min tour of the lake. Next time I’m bringing beer! -Brad R., Seattle, WA
This is one of the gems of the Seattle tourist scene. This intimate adventure is dog friendly, kid friendly and a lot of fun. It is like the bigger, more popular tours at a fraction of the price. The tour guide is fun and informative and the ice cream the tour refers to is the captain’s own ‘secret’ concoction of root beer floats made with chocolate ice cream. This is a great tour for locals and visitors. -Tracy W. , Seattle, WA
My friend rented the boat for her husband’s 30th birthday party. We turned it into a ghost ship! It was so much fun! It was a three hour cruise around Lake Union and Washington. We were able to bring our own decorations, adult beverages and food. We had around 30 people and had plenty of room to move around. If you want to try something different for your party you should call!
by Contributor at Citysearch
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.