Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals



Come on down to the Shilshole Bay Marina next to the Corinthian Yacht Club to rent a single kayak, double kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP). New this year - you can now reserve a kayak or paddleboard rental online!  

Walk-up rentals are temporarily not available.  Please bring adequate face coverings!

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.

Paddle Pass - become a member!

Our Paddle Pass members have priority access to the rental fleet. No waiting, no paperwork, no hassle. Each punch good for 1 paddleboard or kayak (single or double - bring a friend!) rental. 


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

Located just 15 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 PFDs 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. 


*Your time on the water begins at the time selected for your reservation. Please arrive 20 minutes early to ensure you get the most from your rental.


Questions? Visit our FAQs page

Or Contact Us anytime. 


Shilshole Bay Marina, W-dock

7901 Seaview Ave NW

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



Tours are open! Closed Tuesdays.


Open for Rentals.

10am - Dusk Wed - Sun!

By Online or Phone Reservation Only.

*Up-to-date closures due to weather HERE

Contact Us
(206) 494-3353


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