Meet us at Shilshole Bay Marina, W-Dock (By the Corinthian Yacht Club).

All our tours are conducted in tandem sit-inside kayaks.

Guided Kayaking Adventures

 

Ballard Locks Tour

$79

3-3.5 hours

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! 

  • Meet at our docks in Shilshole Marina 20 minutes prior to tour departure

  • Family Friendly

  • Beginner paddlers welcome

Happy kayakers paddling out of the Ballard Locks on a sunny day.

2 Hour Sound Tour

$59

2-Hours

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. 

 

  • Meet at our docks in Shilshole Marina 20 minutes prior to tour departure

  • Family Friendly

  • Beginner paddlers welcome

Harbor seal hauled out on a kayak in Shilshole Bay Marina.

Discovery Point Kayak Tour

$85

3-3.5 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.

  • Meet at our docks in Shilshole Marina 20 minutes prior to tour departure

  • Family friendly

  • Beginner paddlers welcome

  • Lunch provided in individually packaged brown paper bags, handled only with gloves and masks on

Sea kayaks on Discovery Park beach on a sunny day for a picnic.

Sunset on the Sound
(No longer available for 2022)

49

1.5 hours

A casual paddle through the Puget Sound as the sun drifts off behind the jagged peaks of the Olympic Mountains. This evening tour makes a perfect date night, or just a quiet getaway from the bustle of the shore. Our guide will lead you into the peaceful waters of the Puget Sound to enjoy the perfect serenity of sunset as seen from the water. This is a great time of day to see fish jumping, seals playing, and sea lions lounging. ​

  • Meet at our docks in Shilshole Marina 20 minutes prior to tour departure

  • Beginner paddlers welcome

Kayakers watching the sunset on the Puget Sound.

Salmon Bay Lunch and Locks Tour

$145

5-5.5 hours

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. 

  • Meet at our docks in Shilshole Marina 20 minutes prior to tour departure

  • Family friendly

  • Beginner paddlers welcome

  • Bathrooms available at lunch site

 

*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/

Big ship viewed from a kayak in Salmon Bay.
Details

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)

  • Water bottle

  • Sunglasses and/or a sun hat

  • If you want to bring electronics, best to carry them in a water-tight container (we do provide plastic zip-block bags)

What we provide: 

 

  • All equipment necessary, including watercraft, paddle, and PFD

  • A knowledgeable, skilled guide

  • Snacks or meals, as indicated for each tour

  • Storage on shore for small belongings you want to leave behind

 

*Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tour to allow time for parking, signing waivers 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 might be paired up with a new friend or guide in a tandem kayak.*

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