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Moss Bay Rowing & Kayak Center

1001 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 (Lake Union)
206 682 2031
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Ranked #91 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Educational Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 17, 2014
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Bellevue, Washington
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223 reviews 223 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I still love kayaking on Lake Union and the surrounding waters and Moss Bay is a great choice for boat rentals. However, they recently ended their boat share program, due to increased insurance costs. This was extremely disappointing to us, having participated in the program the past several years. I will continue to recommend Moss Bay to anyone looking to... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing place to kayak. Got to see the lake-houses as we paddled across the lake, and a mix of small and big boats cruising by. The waves were surprisingly strong, and it was sometimes fun to kayak behind a boat to ride the waves behind it. We were easily able to get to Gas Works Park from the lake (~20-25... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My friends and I went Kayaking on Sunday of the 4th of July weekend. It took about 30 minutes for them to get us 4 single kayaks. It took us around 90 minutes to go up to the Fremont bridge and back again (about 4 miles). We had a great time. Seeing all the other boats, planes, and ducks in... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

There are lots of places to rent kayaks in Seattle but Moss Bay is my favorite. Always have kayaks available, friendly staff, great location, reasonable rates and after you kayak you can grab a beer on the patio of A Terrible Beauty.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My cousin and I rented paddle boards here last month and the entire experience was fantastic! Instructions were clear and the equipment was in great condition. Super nice staff!

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Seattle, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

What a great day on Lake Union. The kayak was sleek and fast. We paddled the periphery of Lake Union in two hours. A beautiful day. The facility was easy to get to and the attendants excellent. Thanks for a nice outdoor day in Seattle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

I love renting kayaks from this place. It is pain free to rent and prices are reasonable. You can't beat the sights of Lake Union, I love the house boats. My only bit of advice is make sure you let them know if you are a new kayaker. They do not offer any instruction unless you ask. That's great if... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Quick. Easy and reasonable price. A little hard to find, but walk right up without a reservation and rent a few kayaks and you will be out on lake Union in a few minutes. If you need instructions or are nervous, might find a place that gives more instruction. There is no instruction or tips. Just great a kayak and... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This outfit came to our attention through their Living Social offer. The staff was okay, but neglected to explain some key points. They were friendly, but didn't go into details. It was a windy day, so the tip that we passed to another kayak group was to stay on one side of the lake. We might have stayed in the... More

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Seeing Seattle from the water is a great way to get some unique perspectives on the city. Checking out the kayaks was simple and quick, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the day on the water was quite a bit of fun.

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