Classic yacht MV Discovery

Departure points for Discovery Charters

MV Discovery is moored directly behind the MOHAI building on South Lake Union by the Center for Wooden Boats.

Cruise departures are possible from other destinations (eg. Kirkland, Elliot Bay in Puget Sound) by prior arrangement however an additional cost will be incurred to relocate the boat before and after your cruise. Also keep in mind that the Seattle skyline is really beautiful from South Lake Union by day and by night. If you time your cruise around sunset you can take full advantage of this beautiful vista.

South Lake Union Park  – 860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109   >>> Follow link to Google Map

Directions from I5 Northbound or Southbound

  • From I5 take Exit 167 Mercer Street toward Seattle Center
  • Merge right and at the lights turn Right onto Fairview Avenue N
  • Turn left at the next traffic light onto Valley St
  • Take the next Right into the parking lot at South Lake Union Park on Valley St (parking is limited there) or continue on Valley St and take a Right on Westlake Avenue and look for parking
  • Discovery departs from the dock at Lake Union Park. She is moored directly behind MOHAI.

Parking: Limited parking is available at South Lake Union Park on Valley St. More parking is available on Westlake Avenue along the western shore of Lake Union.

Kirkland City Dock  – 1 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033  >>> Follow link to Google Map 

PLEASE NOTE: Departures from Kirkland are possible but moorage there is limited and expensive … and the view of the beautiful seattle skyline is such a nice way to finish a cruise.

Directions from 405 Northbound or Southbound

  • From 405 take Exit 18 (Junction 908 West) and follow it into downtown Kirkland
  • Turn Left onto Lake Washington Blvd
  • Drive one block and turn Right onto Kirlkand Avenue to the dock (turn left onto Kirkland Ave to Library free parking)
  • Directions from 520 Eastbound
  • From 520 Eastbound take the Lake Washington Blvd Exit
  • Stay left and follow the off ramp onto Lake Washington Blvd NE
  • Continue on Lake Washington Blvd NE (becomes Lake Street S) to the intersection with Kirkland Avenue
  • Turn Right onto Kirkland Avenue to the dock (turn left onto Kirkland Ave to Library free parking)

Directions from 520 Westbound

  • From 520 Westbound take the 108th Avenue NE Exit
  • Turn Right onto 108th Avenue NE at the stop sign
  • Turn Left onto Northrup Way
  • Turn Right onto Lake Washington Blvd NE
  • Continue on Lake Washington Blvd NE (becomes Lake Street S) to the intersection with Kirkland Avenue
  • Turn Right onto Kirkland Avenue to the dock (turn left onto Kirkland Ave to Library free parking).

Parking: Limited Pay parking is available at the park by the dock. Free Parking is available at the Kirkland Public Library at 308 Kirkland Avenue. From the dock backtrack on Kirkland Avenue and turn left into 3rd Street where the entrance to the parking garage is located.

Other departure points can be organized if they are more conveniently located for your cruise but may incur a relocation charge.

For cruise information

Please call Captain Ben Swanson

Cell 206 406 7288

or Email captainswanson@msn.com