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Alki Kayak Tours

1660 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98126 (West Seattle)
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Ranked #62 of 149 activities in Seattle
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: Alki Kayak Tours is a sustainable tourism facility helping people get on Puget Sound in human powered watercraft.  Guided sea kayak tours exploring... more »
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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Wayne, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

Skip this kayak tour. We went on fathers day based on reviews. You will be Much better off just renting a kayak on your own. We did the Duwamish 3 hour river tour, which took 5 hours due to headwinds. I don't mind paddling hard if there's something worth seeing, but all we saw was old ship yards and cars... More

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Kayak_Alki, Owner at Alki Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hello, I am the founder of Alki Kayak Tours. It was too bad the reviewer did not enjoy the trip, the Duwamish River is the only river in the city of Seattle, and has a legacy of pollution. It is an environmental education opportunity, and most often is taken by locals. It is an opportunity to have an urban wildlife... More

Anaheim, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

What better way to tour Seattle with a beautiful view of the skyline! My friends and I arrived 45 minutes early, so Rebecca let us take some bikes out for a ride along the beach. We came back a little late, but Johnny, our tour guide, was patiently waiting. We booked the Elliot Bay tour. None of us had ever... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

I recently was in Seattle for business and had an extra afternoon. I had picked up a brochure on the kayak tour and gave it a try. It was great. We had a great guide. The sites were amazing. We saw a variety of waterfowl, harbor seals and Sea lions. I highly recommend the tour.

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