The Center for Wooden Boats is partnering with the Virginia V in 2018 to get more folks out on the water! Join us for a narrated cruise on Lake Union aboard the 125’ steamship VIRGINIA V. We’ll learn about the sights, sounds, and history of Lake Union while cruising aboard a National Historic Landmark vessel with a fully operational steam engine. Cruises are one hour long. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks available for purchase.


Members (of either organization) $20
Non-members $25
Youth 12 and under are free!

Registration Directions – please read carefully:

Select your date and time preference from the options below. We need to account for all human beings on the boat, so make sure to include everyone in your group when you register, including youth 12 and under. On the day of your cruise, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to check-in and board the ship.

Saturday June 23, 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday June 23, 2018 at 4:00pm

Saturday July 28, 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday July 28, 2018 at 4:00pm

Saturday August 25, 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday August 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

Registration closes at 12:00pm on the day of the cruise. If spots are still available, walk-in registration will open at the ship one-hour before departure.

How to get to the Ship

The Virginia V is located at the Historic Ship Wharf in Lake Union Park, on the south shore of Lake Union. You can find her behind MOHAI, just past the historic steam clock.