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Delightful & Delicious!
Second Sunday Each Month Beginning May 2021
Seatings at Noon and 2 pm
Reservations Required & Hats Encouraged!

Enjoy a quick pick-me-up, or a gentle unwinding on the historic M/V LOTUS with a dockside view of ALL of Lake Union and beyond. Gather family & friends. Take a break. Relax, revitalize, and celebrate each other!

This is a public event by reservation.  Second Sunday most seasons.

If you would like a Private Tea Party –  read about event option #1 – Celebrations!

  • Spring  & Summer Teas  begin in May.  We have a special Mother’s Day Tea Weekend and continue  every Second Sunday through August.


  • Autumn Teas  are held on the Second Sunday in September through November.  


  • Winter Holiday Teas –  December 5 & 12  –  Noon & 2 pm seating


  • More About Sunday Tea Any Time of Year  We serve  tea upstairs on the covered Boat Deck,  or if the weather makes that uncomfortable – in our cozy Pilot House, downstairs in the Saloon, or in the Master Stateroom.


  • Attire: casual or dressy as you prefer. We suggest that you bring a wrap or sweater. in the spring & summer.  And, a warm coat or outdoor  layers  in the fall & winter.  And a Hat!   We love hats! Utilitarian or Fancy, Fun, or Frivolous, Modern or Historic – Hats are encouraged!

Enjoy your tea table for 90 minutes. It will feel like you have lingered the afternoon away!

Suggested Menu & Donations: 

Savory & Sweets : $37.00 per person; includes a bottomless pot of tea. Or A small pot of coffee at $4 additional.  We serve  delicious savory small plates in addition to scones or crumpets or tiny tea sandwiches. Followed by a variety of sweets, such as tea breads, small cakes and cookies, chocolates,  fruits & nuts.

Sweets & Tea: $27.00 per person; includes a bottomless pot of tea. A small pot of coffee at $7 additional.  We serve a variety of sweets such as tea breads, scones or crumpets, small cakes, a slice of pie or two,  cookies, chocolates, and seasonal fruits & nuts.

Wee Tea: $15.00 per child under 7 years.

Some gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan items may be available upon request.

Please ask the steward when you make your reservation.

We cannot, however, guarantee against food allergens.

Add a refreshing glass of a cold beverage for $7.00:

  • Bubbly: pink or white
  • Pear cider non alcholol
  • Seasonal juices
  • Second  small pot of hot coffee

The pleasure of your company at your first Sunday Tea entitles you to a 3 month membership in the Friends of Lotus.

Simple Tea:  $10. per person includes a “picnic cup” of hot tea and a sampler of tea biscuits.  Served during regular at-the-dock tours… though not during Sunday Tea.

Reservations for “Spending the night Aboard in 1909” or planning your perfect Celebration Aboard…

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Updated Oct. 09, 2021