Travel & Outdoors

Best Places to Rent Kayaks in Seattle

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The lovely lakes, bays and waterways around the Sound are perfect for an on-the-water kayak adventure. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never paddled or have paddled many times, these outfitters will get you kayaking for an hour, a day or a whole week!

Northwest Outdoor Center
2100 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98109
206.281.9694
http://www.nwoc.com

A popular kayak rental spot on the shores of Lake Union, Northwest Outdoor Center has over 20 different kayak models you can test. Whether you’re alone, or bringing along a friend or two – there are singles, doubles and triples for rent. Rental includes life jackets, paddle, spray skirt, float and pump. If you like kayaking and want to make it part of your exercise routine, you can purchase an annual rental pass from Northwest Outdoor Center. Pick the kayak type you’d like you use, and come out for a good paddle all year long! Check rates online. Call for reservations.

Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
1303 NE Boat Street
Seattle, WA 98105
206.545.8570
http://www.aguaverde.com

Agua Verde is a café and paddle club on Portage Bay, between Lake Washington and Lake Union. Enjoy a meal, or just come for an hour-long kayak rental aor guided kayak tour. Experience the joys of sea kayaking through the surrounding marshes and waterways of Union Bay or Lake Washington. Paddle through the lilly padded beauty of the UW’s Arboretum, or head out onto one of the lakes. There are a variety of guided tours, click HERE to read about the daytime and nighttime tours available. There’s no experience necessary, and Agua Verde has a wide variety of kayaks to accomodate you and your friends. Small children can ride along, and they’ll be fitted with special life jackets. Call or go online for reservations.

Moss Bay
1001 Fairview Avenue North #1900
Seattle, WA 98109
206.682.2031
http://www.mossbay.net

Moss Bay’s kayaks may be rented for take away to your favorite remote waterway by the day, weekend, or week! Take a kayak with you on a trip to the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, or the coast. Included with all kayak take away rentals is a paddle, life jacket,paddle float, pump, and spray skirt. Single and double kayaks are available by the hour, as well. A weekday, two hour rental includes an additional hour free. A weekend, three hour rental will include a fourth hour free.

Foss Harbor Marina
821 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.272.4404
http://www.fossharbormarina.com

The Foss Harbor Marina offers kayaks for rent by the hour or the day. Take a kayak with you on your next road trip to the lake or the beach! There are discounts for multi-day and week-long rentals. Singles and doubles available to rent, including life jackets, paddles, leash and bilge pump.

Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club and Spa
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
425.822.3700
http://www.thewoodmark.com

If you choose to stay at the beautiful Woodmark Hotel, take advantage of the double and single kayak rentals available at the waterfront hotel. Paddle to the Yarrow Bay Wetlands, a 66-acre urban wildlife preserve just south of Carillon Point or journey five miles north to the Juanita Bay Wetlands. Book your hotel reservations online, and call about kayak rentals.

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