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Gain a fresh perspective on a beloved local treasure with this 6-hour kayak tour through the Ballard Locks. We’ll paddle tandem kayaks along the shore of Lake Union, up the shipping canal, then through the historic Hiram M. Chittenden locks where we drop from freshwater into saltwater and watch the ecosystem transform. Learn about the surrounding area as you paddle through the city’s unique waterways, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a jumping salmon or an adorable harbor seal. From there we’ll stop for a delicious meal at a local Seattle restaurant before continuing to Golden Gardens Beach, taking in epic views of the Olympic Mountains and keeping our eyes out for marine life along the way. This tour is ideal for anyone with an interest in kayaking – previous experience is recommended but not required, and participants should be prepared to paddle about 8 miles at a relaxed pace. The best thing about this tour? We do all the planning, packing, and shuttling – you just have to show up. We can’t wait to paddle with you!

  • Member price$139
  • Non-member price$159