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A refreshing breeze, sunny decks and amazing views that never stay the same…where can you find all of that? Look no further than a Waterways Happy Hour Cruise! And who says this happiness should only last an hour? Our Happy Hour Cruise is an hour and a half long, offering a perfect time frame to indulge in mouth-watering appetizers, sip on delicious drinks served by smiling bartenders, and to learn some fun facts about Seattle from the Captain. It is a great way to relax with friends or make new friends while cruising on a Waterways yacht.

We are lucky to live in Washington, where we can enjoy our freedom of unrestricted Happy Hours. Did you know that Happy Hour is illegal in several states, including Massachusetts, North Carolina and Utah? In some states, such as New York, it is illegal to offer drinks that are less than half price during the designated time of “Happy Hour.” Our neighbors in Ontario, Canada, have to be careful about advertising discounted prices “in a manner that may promote immoderate consumption.” Restaurants and bars can’t even use the phrase “happy hour.”

But here at Waterways, we are happy to serve you unlimited happiness and drinks while cruising on Lake Union and Lake Washington. At the buffet you will find all the Happy Hour favorites from house-made chips and salsa to sweet potato fries, BBQ wings with assorted dips, and many other sweet and savory treats. We are not shy about offering discounts and specials on popular cocktails, wines and beers and you can even get unexpected prizes if you pay attention to the Captain’s trivia and answer his questions correctly! Or come into the Pilot House to hang out with the Captain and try your hand at the wheel!

Remember Hawkeye’s famous line from M*A*S*H (the 70’s hit TV series)—“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happy Hour?” Come and pursue Happy Hour with us!

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