Embark on an adventure around historic Lake Union.

AGES: All ages welcome 

DATES: Mid June Through Mid September 

TIMES: Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00pm-1:30pm, 2:00pm-3:30pm, 5:30pm-7:00pm, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Sunday: 5:30pm-7:00pm, 7:30pm-9:00pm 


PRICES: $200 for Members, $250 for nonmembers 

CAPTAIN: CWB’s USCG Licensed Captains

Cruise in classic elegance in our electric powered fantail launch Dora. This 26’ vessel features a raised canopy to provide protection from the elements, but 365 degree unobstructed views. Dora’s spacious layout can comfortably accommodate six passengers for a lovely afternoon or evening picnic on the lake. During this hour and a half cruise our captains will provide you with a tour of historic Lake Union featuring a gorgeous view of the Seattle skyline, Gasworks Park, Lake Union Drydock Company, and the iconic floating homes. 


Dora was built as a collaborative community project, built by the students at the Wood Technology Center at Seattle Central Community College. Wood and other materials were donated by various CWB community members. She was designed by Oregon Naval Architect Pat Spurlock after late 19th century pleasure launches.


  • When and where do I pay?

    • We require a credit card to make a reservation, but you will be charged when you check-in for the charter (please note that you should book your charter at least 24 hours in advance - see cancellation policy for more information). You can check-in either at the Oarhouse on the dock or at the information desk of the Wagner Education Center.

  • Are life jackets required?

    • No. Type 1 Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are easy accessible on board.

  • Is food and drink allowed on the boat?

    • Yes! Please feel free to bring whatever food and beverages you desire. Please pack-in and pack-out.

  • Is there a restroom on board?

    • No, restrooms are available when you check-in at the Wagner Education Center.


There is no charge for cancellations 30 days in advance. 7-30 days in advance will be subject to a 25% charge. Cancellations 1-7 days in advance will be subject to a 50% charge. Day-of cancellations and no-shows will be charged for the whole amount. Try to book your cruise far enough in advance to ensure your best experience and least amount of hassle!