We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alki Kayak Tours

1660 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98126 (West Seattle)
Improve this listing
Ranked #68 of 153 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 »
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sauk City, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
151 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ellicott City, Maryland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chino Hills, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wayne, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Travelers who viewed Alki Kayak Tours also viewed


Been to Alki Kayak Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Alki Kayak Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing