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Address: 1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126-2028
Phone Number: 206-953-0237
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Join us for an exploration of Elliott Bay and the Alki Peninsula on human...

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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We took the kayak class and had a bunch of fun. The guide/instructor was great and provided a lot of good insight. You should come ready to kayak vs having to change your clothes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We took the kayak class and had a bunch of fun. The guide/instructor was great and provided a lot of good insight. You should come ready to kayak vs having to change your clothes which was a little primitive but worked. The boats were fun and easy to learn how to use.

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Canton, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Great kayak ride to see Alki lighthouse. We saw an eagle and osprey. Johnathan was a great guide, knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing way to see Seattle

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North Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is the second year in a row we have visited the Seattle area and signed up for the kayak tour with Alki. This time we did the lighthouse tour. The day was perfect, sunny and cool. The tandem kayak we were given was awesome. I would consider it the best kayak we have ever had the opportunity to use.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Get away from all the touristy attractions in Seattle (many are overrated) and kayak on the Sound (around sunset if you can) for a very cool experience! Worth every penny! I will say, if we stopped paddling, I felt motion sick, but as long as we were paddling I was okay. We did, however, go on like the calmest day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Top class instructor and very good equipment availablle. Got a lot more than I was expecting in terms of time on the water and distance covered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Took the Sunset tour in August 2015 and the weather/water was perfect. The tour guide Matt knew a lot about Seattle, the wildlife and was very entertaining. Was a perfect way to end my trip to Seattle.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Our guide was lovely, he spoke a lot, but was very hard to hear on open waters while we were all spread out. There was no sun at all the day of our tour, but it was still delightful paddling around the water and experiencing the city from a different view. The location on the dock is not well signed... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a very enjoyable tour. The guide did a good job of briefing us on safety and kayaking techniques before entering the water. The tour itself was very laid back - perhaps a little too laid back at times - but it was nice because we had plenty of time to take in the sights and not just paddle... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was our first time kayaking ever and we had a great time! Our tour guide Johnny was great! We took the afternoon tour of Elliot Bay. Highly recommend taking a tour during the week if you can. We were the only ones on the tour and it was awesome! Johnny was really patient with us first-time kayak-ers! It's really... More 

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North Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I try to kayak any time we go on vacation. We find it is a great way to see another side of a city. I am not a sports person and kayaking is very easy and relaxing. Johnny our guide was a wealth of information and we learned so much more about the city, the birds etc... More 

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