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Being surround by water makes Seattle a wonderful place to go kayaking. There are many lakes to paddle on including Lake Union, Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish just to name a few. There are a number of guides and outfitters offering kayaking tours for all ages along with rentals and essential equipment. Explore this page to find information on the various kayaking guides, outfitters, tours, clubs and anything related to kayaking in the Puget Sound.
Alki Kayak Tours
Launch Location: Seacrest Boathouse and Pier. 1660 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle, WA. Phone: 206-953-0237. E-mail
Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Club. 4514 NE 93rd Street, Seattle, WA 98115.
Washington Kayak Club. PO Box 24264, Seattle, WA 98124.
Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club. 1303 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98105. Phone: 206-545-8570.
Sea Kayaking in the San Juan
See Go Northwest! pages for sea kayaking in Washington's San Juan Islands for listings of guides and outfitters running half-day, full-day and multi-day kayaking trips featuring birding, photography, whale watching, eco-tours and forms of sea kayaking adventures.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Kayaking Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands by Rob Casey. This book features 60 trips with information on routes, stand up paddling, details on the region's marine trails, finding launch sites, a 'Routes At-a-glance' chart to choose a route for your level of fitness, skills, and available time and more. Order now...
Paddling Washington: 100 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes in Washington State and the Inland Northwest by Rich Landers, Dan Hensen and Doug North. Detailed maps and instructions on safety, appendices on equipment, map sources and a useful route comparison chart. This book covers water routes in western and eastern Washington, British Columbia, North Idaho, and Montana. Order now...
Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast: From Northern Oregon to British Columbia's North Coast, 2nd Edition by Peter McGee and John Dowd. This guidebook provides detailed information on more than 30 kayak routes featuring required skill levels, length of trip, hazards, weather, currents, ferry and air travel, rentals and tours. Eighteen regions are explored from Oregon to British Columbia. Order now...
The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, 2nd Edition by Shelley Johnson. This book is your first step to adventure on the water, with everything you need to know, from buying a kayak to dressing for the water. Order now...
The Photographer's Guide to the Puget Sound & Northwest Washington: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them. by Rod Barbee. his is a year-round guide for anyone looking to capture the rare beauty of northwestern Washington. 5 maps, full-color throughout. Order now...
Seattle (City Guide), 6th Edition, by Heidi Johansen. Full color photos and maps along with descriptions and travel advice for the best sights and experiences make up this travel guide. Discover history, culture and the diverse neighborhoods of Seattle. Order now...
Insider's Guide to Seattle by Shelley Seale. Written by a local, this guide offers a comprehensive listing of all there is to see and do, and where to stay in Seattle. Learn how to live and thrive in the Emerald City and the surrounding area. Order now...
Seattle, Washington: A Photographic Portrait by Roger L. Johnson. The spectacular views of mountain ranges and beautiful waterways in this scenic and cultured Northwest city, are captured in Johnson's images along with its architecture, diverse cultural events, and well-known icons. Order now...
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