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Alki Kayak Tours

Address: 1660 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98126
Phone Number: 206-953-0237
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Ranked #80 of 209 Activities in Seattle
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Join us for an exploration of Elliott Bay and the Alki Peninsula on human powered watercraft. We...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Join us for an exploration of Elliott Bay and the Alki Peninsula on human powered watercraft. We explore the natural history and human history of the Seattle waterfront.

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I had a great time on our afternoon tour with Alki Kayak Tours. We were luckily and the only two attendees with our guide Noah. We are outdoors people, but not expert Kayakers by any means. Noah did a great job of creating a trip on the fly that would accommodate our skill levels and the current... More 

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Sauk City, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took the 2 hour sunset kayak tour and really enjoyed it. Seeing Seattle from the water give a new perspective and great photo ops. There was some confusion regarding our reservation (my fault) and they were quick to correct the problem so that we could still take advantage of our prepaid tour. Our tour guide, Tom was very personable... More 

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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I rented two bikes ... they were both nice beach cruisers (appropriate since we were cruising along the Alki Beach) which rode smoothly and were cool to take down the very extensive and wide bike lanes all the way down the Alki strip. I did not rent a kayak or reserve a tour ... but we saw the sunset tour... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of the great things about Seattle is that it has outdoor activities. My husband and I really wanted to take a Kayak Tour so we could see the city from the water. This was our first time kayaking, and I don't think either of us knew how much work we would have to put into it. The first hour... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I had a great time kayaking. It was my first time and I had the luxury of being the only one in this tour...the introduction to kayaking before getting into the water was to the point and very helpful. The guide, Amanda, was great and shared tidbits and stories about the history and wildlife. Perfect day out, I highly recommend... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently went on a sunset tour with Alki Kayak Tours. We arrived at the shop a few minutes before it was time for us to leave. They let us take some bicycles that they have available for rent to tour the beach area- how nice?! It was both of our first times in a kayak and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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44 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We are not seasoned, nor particularly competent kayakers, but we went for it and totally enjoyed our time on the water. All morning seeing the Seattle views, the action on the water, getting exercise, being outdoors, what more could you want. I was glad it wasn't windy though!

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seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We live nearby Alki. Alki Kayak Tours has been a recurrent go-to activity for visitors. Everything from kayak tours to paddle boards rentals, which has become all the easier to do when they have the renal tent up on Alki beach. During the summer, there is no better way to experience the awesome views of downtown Seattle South to Mt.... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I was recently staying in downtown Seattle as part of a workshop. It was my first time to the pacific northwest, and I was looking for something to do that was a little out of the ordinary. I have my own kayak, and started looking for kayaking opportunities. Alki Kayak tours was very accessible - you can take the water... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The kayak tour was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the ride very fun. We did the sunset tour, which was not as beautiful due to the drizzle and cloud cover. The guide said that it would be OK, as we would just get to go further into downtown than other tours--translation paddle a lot more without seeing anything... More 

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