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Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard

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Seattle, WA, USA
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About Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard
If you are considering a visit to Seattle or you are looking for a completely unique Pacific Northwest experience, let Seattle's top rated kayak and paddleboard tour and rentals company show you a truly remarkable experience. Whether you are completely new to watersports or have been around water your whole life, our trained guides will take excellent care of you during your time with us. We offer: TOURS leaving from Shilshole Marine -Ballard Locks Tour (our top seller) -Sunset tour -Discovery Point Tour (Lunch included) -2 hour Puget Sound Tour -Custom tour curated just for you And other seasonal offerings RENTALS from the beautiful Golden Gardens beach -Kayaks (Singles and doubles) -Paddle boards GROUP EVENTS at either beach or marina locations -Fully tailored to the specific needs of your group Do you have a group? We specialize in large, medium and small group activities or even fully catered parties that will leave your guests speechless! We handle it all, from transportation, F&B, games/activities to the entertainment. Make the easy choice, Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard. Let's go explore!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our two daughters, ages 8 and 10 on the two hour sound tour and it was amazing! Not only was Blane knowledgeable, but he was also entertaining and we all had a blast. He had all the gear we needed to stay warm...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I was fortunate to have a one to one guide on my recent trip. Chloe was a fantastic and interesting guide down the Puget Sound, through the lock and into Union Lake. Given I was the only guest they had and it could have been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

I went on the Ballard locks tour with Ana! I had such a blast. I am a professional kayaker and eco tour guide myself and I was thoroughly impressed with Ballard Kayak Co. Because of my experience Ana let me paddle my own kayak and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dallas B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I scheduled the 2-hour tour for a friends birthday surprise, 5 of us total. The staff were friendly when checking us in, making sure we had our vests on correctly and instructing us on how to get in/out of the kayak. Friendly, engaging and with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Was a cool experience to be able to paddle through the locks and had great scenery along the way. Our guide Chloe was very knowledgeable of the area. It is a longer route so be prepared.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ppetersenj
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We had a great time on our kayak trip this week. Sam was a wonderful guide and very knowledgable about the area. Our kids (8&12 ) also had a blast. Thanks again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank screedog
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I took the trip yesterday (8/8/18) with a group of female friends of varying degrees of kayaking expertise and thoroughly enjoyed the two and a half hour excursion. Our guide Sam was outstanding. He expertly prepared and guided us (the slower group in the back),...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Regine H
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We did the 2 hour Puget Sound tour with our guide Anna. She was very knowledgeable. We saw a seal, a bald eagle, went near the Ballard Locks and overall had a great time. Would do again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Melanie P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Excellent tour over to the Ballard locks and back. Great views. Saw a bald eagle, heron and seals. Highly recommended for anyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank at4iowa
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I booked this 2 months ago to go alone and was looking forward to being with other people during the tour. Even better, 2 friends booked as well and we had a great time. Health and safety was thoroughly covered but in a fun and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sarah w
April 20, 2017|
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Response from Ballard_Kayak | Property representative |
Hello Sarah, Thank you for reaching out to us! All of our tours are beginner friendly. So you can pick a tour that looks the best for you and go with it! Hope to see you on the water! Ballard Kayak Team
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JillVarner
July 3, 2016|
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Response from MarcyFR | Reviewed this property |
We only went on the sunset tour so I don't know. If you email Ballard Kayak I guarantee they will get back with you right away. They would be better suited to answer your question.
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