Kayak and Paddleboard rentals

Come on down to Shilshole Bay Marina (W Dock) to rent a single kayak, double kayak or paddleboard.

Due to continued COVID-19 protocols, we only accept reservations in advance - no walk-ups.

Single kayak rental

Super stable sit-on-top kayaks for any experience level. First come, first serve.


Double kayak rental

Our double sit-on-top kayaks are wide and stable, great for beginner and expert renters alike. First come, first serve.


Stand up paddleboard rental

No better way to see Seattle and get a workout at the same time. First come, first serve.


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Paddle Pass

Each punch is good for one rental of a SUP or kayak (single or bring a friend and make it a double). No waiting, no paperwork, no hassle. Simply call 1 hour ahead* and we will have your boat ready for you at the water's edge. 

5-Punch Pass

Max. 2 hours per punch, 1 punch per day



10-Punch Pass

Max. 3 hours per punch, 1 punch per day

PLUS 10% off all Guided Tours! 


*During regular rentals hours. Availability not guaranteed, but you will have priority over non-Paddle Pass holders



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Located just 10 minutes from downtown and within walking distance of the Ballard Locks, we offer Seattle kayak rentals and paddleboard (SUP) rentals by the hour. Whether you are just visiting Seattle, off of a cruise ship and looking for an adventure, or have lived in the Pacific Northwest your whole life, Ballard Kayak is the kayaking and padleboarding tour company you’ve been looking for!



Included in each kayak rental and paddle board rental are paddles and fitted PFD’s for each participant, a safety demonstration and basic paddling instruction. We use sit-on-top kayaks for our rentals for safety reasons. If you would like to experience sit-in kayaks, please join us on a tour. If you have any questions, please contact us and let us know. 


Questions? Visit our FAQ's page

Or Contact Us anytime. 


Shilshole Bay Marina, W-dock

7901 Seaview Ave NW

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



Everyday BUT Tuesday

8 am - 8 pm


Wednesdays through Sundays

10 am - Dusk

*Up-to-date closures due to weather HERE

Contact Us
(206) 494-3353


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