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Sailgating the Waterways Way!

Grab your fan gear, your fellow football fans and sailgate with us in style. Waterways Cruises and the Woodmark Hotel are partnering together again this year to bring you Husky Game Day Boat Cruises. Not sure what sailgating is? Sailgating is like tailgating, only instead of celebrating in the parking lot before a home game,…

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September 23, 2019

Fun Facts You Might Not Have Known About Tequila

Calling all tequila and mezcal lovers and connoisseurs! Come onboard a beautiful Waterways yacht to spend time with multi-generational tequila and mezcal producers in an intimate setting on the water for an agave tasting unlike you’ve ever experienced before. During the 2.5-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, you’ll get to mingle with the…

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September 16, 2019

2019 Husky Sailgating Cruises

Husky Sailgating Cruises – Celebrate football season in the best way possible. Don’t worry about fighting traffic, paying the 520 bridge toll, or finding expensive parking. Our friends at the Woodmark Hotel have you covered with their Husky Sailgating Cruises, where guests can relax and enjoy a scenic ride to and from the Husky game aboard a beautiful…

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May 10, 2019

Waterways Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Waterways Cruises Celebrates 25 Year Milestone by Partnering with Non-Profit and Offering Special Discounts to Guests SEATTLE, Wash.—(May 1, 2019) — Waterways Cruises and Events is proud to celebrate 25 years of providing their guests with high quality dining and event experiences on the water. To celebrate this special milestone, Waterways has planned a series of events to mark its 25th Anniversary. Special promotions and celebrations include discounts, a social media contest and an Anniversary Celebration Cruise in the Opening Boat Day Parade on May 4, 2019. Hilton Smith and his wife Shirley Turnbow started Waterways Cruises in April of 1994 as a hobby, offering yacht entertainment charters. Within a year, the hobby turned into a full-time private cruise venture. Since its founding, Waterways has successfully expanded its operations to four luxury yachts, becoming Seattle’s premier dining cruise and event…

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May 1, 2019

How will you Holiday?

Book your Holiday event with Waterways Cruises by October 31, 2018 and receive these complimentary upgrades: Champagne toast upon boarding Custom colored linens Custom Holiday centerpieces To check our seasonal Holiday catering menu, click here. To view the Holiday Parade of Lights Cruise schedule, click here. Contact our sales team at [email protected] or call 206.223.2060 to…

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October 4, 2018


What comes to mind when you think of the Fourth of July? Is it the sight of a sky lit with fireworks? Is it the joy of family and friends coming together? Or is it merely the bliss of a well-prepared Independence Day dinner? Perhaps there is something more sentimental? Is it the memory of…

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January 4, 2018

2017 Husky Sailgating Cruises

Game Day Husky Sailgating Cruises Don’t worry about fighting traffic, paying the 520 bridge toll, or finding expensive parking. Our friends at the Woodmark Hotel have you covered with their Husky Sailgating Cruises, where guests can relax and enjoy a scenic ride to and from the Husky game aboard a beautiful Waterways Cruises yacht.   On all…

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August 21, 2017


Waterways Cruises and Events believes that although we may grow old, we never grow up! Especially in this generation, we are seeing seniors choosing active lifestyles. We developed our first senior cruise over seven years ago, and have made many friends over the years with our senior guests. Did you know that the owner of…

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July 28, 2017


A big congratulations to the Class of 2017! This day marks the flip of the page to the next chapter of your life. Just for you I have written three pieces; the first for the Graduates who have worked so hard to get to where they are, the second to the parents who can give a…

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June 7, 2017


Another year, another beautiful summer in the Pacific Northwest! Even though just the thought of sunshine is cause for celebration, we are so fortunate to have an even greater cause. Sunday, June 18th is Father’s Day, and if you are scrambling to try and get something together for dad–don’t worry! We have you covered. With our annual Father’s…

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May 23, 2017


Well, it’s officially December, which means holiday festivities are in full force. As wonderful as this time of year is, it can also be a bit overwhelming as we juggle our hectic schedules crammed with holiday shopping, parties, and family gatherings, on top of our regular responsibilities. At Waterways, we believe the best way to…

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November 30, 2016


The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in the autumn of 1621. But did you know it did not become a national holiday until over 200 years later? That’s right, it was not until 1863 that President Lincoln made Turkey Day a national holiday. President Lincoln also declared the holiday to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday…

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November 21, 2016