About Us

As sailors, kayakers, paddle boarders and outdoor enthusiasts, the stellar staff at Ballard Kayak has been helping locals and tourists alike create lasting memories since 2013. In 2015, Blaine purchased the small business from the original owners, John and Becca, after they decided to sail the world. 


Ballard Kayak’s mission is to provide Seattle and its visitors a means to experience the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest while prioritizing safety and having a darn good time. We emphasize environmental protection and education by teaching customers about the local ecology and offering simple ways to positively impact the shoreline and waterways, like picking up trash and minimizing harmful runoff. 


We offer the highest quality tours with our attention to detail, the highest rated customer service, a creative approach to building our products and a truly rockstar staff. If you don't believe us, check us out on TripAdvisor, Google+, or Yelp and see what our customers have to say!

Happiness Policy

We have a 100% happiness guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your experience with Ballard Kayak, please inform us promptly so we can address the unhappiness. To remedy your unhappiness, your next Ballard Kayak experience is on us. 


Shilshole Bay Marina, W-dock

7901 Seaview Ave NW

(By the Corinthian Yacht Club, just South of Golden Gardens)



Starting April 1:

Open everyday BUT Tuesday

8am - 8pm


Closed for the Season.

Check back in April!

*Up-to-date closures due to weather HERE

Contact Us
(206) 494-3353


  • facebook icon black.png
  • yelp icon black.png
  • google plus icon black.png
  • matte-black-new-twitter-bird.png
  • trip advisor icon black.png

© 2016 by Ballard Kayak