Guided Kayaking Adventures
Tour schedule live through October!
All tours leave from Shilshole Bay Marina, W-Dock (just South of Golden Gardens)
2-Hour Sound Tour
Rate - $52
The Puget Sound was created when the area's glaciers began their retreat about 14,000 years ago, leaving behind intricate patterns of islands, inlets, lakes and shorelines. Today, the Puget Sound is home to thousands of creatures, from killer whales and sea lions to sea anemones and sand dollars.
Enjoy the rich ecosystem of the Puget Sound on this two hour kayaking tour. This is a great chance to see seals, sea lions, great herons and more. The route of the tour will vary based on recent sightings of local wildlife. Whether you want to drift among the bull kelp or paddle hard along the shore, this tour is for you.
Discovery Point Kayak Tour
Rate - $78
3 Hours - 3.5 Hours
From Shilshole Bay to Discovery Point, you'll follow an ancient water route used by Seattle's earliest inhabitants.
Once we've crossed the bay, you can hop out of your boat and explore Discovery Bluff, one of Seattle's most magnificent vantages of the Olympic Mountains and beautiful Mt. Rainier. Back down at the massive driftwood-strewn beach, we will enjoy a lunch (provided).
Then we'll be off, back to Shilshole Marina to part ways until our next adventure.
Ballard Locks Tour
Rate - $72
3 hours - 3 hours and 30 minutes
The Ballard Locks is the second most visited tourist attraction in Seattle. Instead of going TO IT, go THROUGH IT!
Our guides will paddle you through Ballard's scenic Shilshole Bay, where you will likely see multiple seals, sea lions, osprey and great herons. You will then enter the historic Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks*. As the 30 ton gates of the "water elevator" shut behind you, you can look up to see all of the tourists are watching with envy as you gently rise to Lake Union's water level. Then off through the ship canal, home to Seattle's largest mega yachts and the infamous Deadliest Catch boats. We end this trip by heading back downstream to Shilshole Bay Marina to lazily sit on the beach and watch the day pass (optional).
*Please note we do not have control over the locks schedule, and cannot guarantee we get through them. Either way, we will enjoy the wildlife and the company!*
Salmon Bay Lunch & Locks Tour
Rate - $120
5 hours - 5 hours and 30 minutes
Combine multiple iconic Seattle attractions in one tour: Paddle THROUGH the Ballard Locks and back with a stop for fish 'n' chips at Little Chinook's in Fisherman's Terminal.
One of our guides will paddle you through Ballard's scenic Shilshole Bay, where you will likely see multiple harbor seals, sea lions, osprey and great blue herons. You will then enter the historic Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks*.
As the 30 ton gates of the "water elevator" shut behind you, you can look up to see all of the tourists watching with envy as you gently rise to Lake Union's water level. Then we are off through the ship canal, home to Seattle's largest mega yachts and some of the infamous Deadliest Catch boats. We haul out at Fisherman's Terminal right beside Little Chinook's Fish Bar where you'll get to choose what you're craving** and chow down outdoors. We end this trip by heading back downstream and through the Locks back to Shilshole Bay Marina.
*Please note we do not have control over the Locks schedule, and cannot guarantee we get through them. Either way, we will enjoy the wildlife and the company!
**Lunch is not included so please plan on bringing a method of payment on the tour and if interested, check out the menu here: https://www.anthonys.com/restaurant/little-chinooks/
What to bring:
Warm clothes, preferably non-cotton, it is always colder on the water (fleece, capilene, nylon, wool are all good options)
Water-appropriate shoes (sandals that strap to your feet or water shoes are ideal)
A water-proof, wind-proof layer (a rain jacket)
A water bottle
Sunglasses and a sun hat
If you want to bring electronics, best to carry them in a water-tight container
What we provide:
All equipment necessary including tandem kayaks, paddles, and PFDs
A knowledgeable, skilled guide
Snacks or meals, as indicated for each tour
Storage for small belongings you want to leave behind
All tours are conducted in tandem kayaks for ease of use, efficiency and stability.
*Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tour to allow time for the waiver, PFD fitting and safety demonstration.
*Please allow time for parking and using the restroom prior to the start time of your tour.
*Please note that if your booking is for an odd number of people, the odd person will be paired up with a guide or new friend in a tandem kayak.