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        Northwest Outdoor Center 2100 Westlake Ave N Ste 1<br> Seattle, Wa 98109<br> 206-281-9694 <br>mail@nwoc.com
     
Sea Kayaking Seattle Arboretum
Seattle Kayak & SUP Rentals, Sales, and Classes - Wednesday, June 07, 2017

We are open everyday now, come on down and resurrect your paddling spirit after this long winter!

We offer classes in sea and river kayaking, and standup paddle boarding. Check out our 2017 class schedule on the web. 
Here is a link to our retail prices and specs for new kayaks and SUPs. Here are our kayaks and boards in stock.

GROUP RENTAL INFO
We rent Standup Paddle Boards ($18/hr) and kayaks ($16/hr for singles, $25/hr for doubles, $30/hr for triples) from our docks outside our door on Lake Union. Minimum age without a parent/legal guardian is 18. With a parent/legal guardian 16. Under 16 must be in a double or triple kayak or on a board with their parent/legal guardian. Reservations are recommended on beautiful evenings and weekends, 206-281-9694. NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED ON VOICEMAIL OR EMAIL!! (or Twitter, Facebook :-)
Lake Union Weather here.

Our Hours
Mon-Friday: last rentals at 6:30, close at 8pm
Sat & Sunday: last rentals at 4:30, close at 6pm

April-Sept 18th: 10-8 Mon-Friday, 9-6 Sat, Sun and Holidays, July 4th we are closed
Sept 19th-25rd: 10-7:15 Mon-Fri; 9-6 Sat & Sunday
Sept 26th-Sept 30th: 10-7:00
October: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
November-Feb: Closed Mon & Tuesdays, 10-6 Wed-Fr; 10-5 Sat & Sunday
March: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S

Sea Trails Marine Maps are available again! These waterproof maps provide lots of info on access, tides and current, and note possible challenging areas to help you plan your paddling trips.

Our kayaks and boards are not allowed through the Ballard Locks. 


Sales of Kayaks, SUPs, and Paddling Gear - Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Looking for something to store and/or lockup your kayak or board? Check out these options.

We have lots of Werner Paddles, kayak and SUP, for you to tryout, from the $130 models on up to the $495 carbon foam-core bent shaft.
Make an intelligent choice for yourself by trying different lengths and styles.

Trying the boats/boards and paddles side-by-side will help you narrow down your selection. Here is a link to our retail prices and specs for new kayaks and SUPs.
Don't forget our everyday deal: buy a boat/board from us, and you get 15% off all your accessories for 6 months!

Check out our selection of Glacier Gloves  and NRS Gloves for any style of paddling-they are warm, comfortable, and grippy.

Delta Kayaks now offers the Delta 12AR, a 12' boat with a large cockpit for easy entry and exit at 42#, and the Delta 10AR at 37#, both thermoformed models.  Necky Kayaks has the Rip 12' at 50#, a boat that tracks well, has a large cockpit, and is very stable. If you are looking for a boat for short trips, or for dropping in off your bigger boat or a high dock, you should give these boats a try.

Yearly Rental Pass. For those of you who want to paddle often, without the hassle of hauling your boat around (or even having one), this is the ticket.

Necky's Manitou Two is a recreational double with one large cockpit in the stern, to accommodate a child, the dog, etc, with a removable child's seat, and a standard cockpit in the bow. Each will take a sprayskirt for venturing out on choppy days.


Access Points and Destinations - Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Access points and destinations. 
The Arboretum is hard to access right now, see map. It is about a 10 mile paddle, about 5 hour round trip. You have to paddle to Lake Washington to get in and out.
Here is a PDF of our Lake Union and Lake Washington maps.
The site for NW access points. Also available as an iPhone App to take with you.
Our kayaks and boards are not allowed through the Ballard Locks.

Getting Here and Parking - Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The #40 bus stops out front from both directions. There's always Uber or Lyft for inexpensive rides in the city. Free parking on weekends and after 4pm Mon-Friday. Lots of the parking on Westlake Ave N is now metered from 9am to 4pm Mon-Friday only. All the parking facing the street is all day paid for $1/hour, do not hit Max Time or you will be charged for 3 days!! Most parking facing the Lake is 2-hour max paid parking. Paid parking ends at McGraw street north of us, but note the permit parking restrictions.
Here are some suggested routes to get to NWOC.
Bus Directions

New Metro #40 Route serving Westlake N

From UW, or Burke Gillman (Bus, walking or bike): The #32 takes you to Fremont, where you can walk south over the bridge, or take the #40 bus, which stops in front of our shop. The Burke Gillman Trail will take you over the Fremont Bridge. After you cross the bridge, the safest way to go is on the new cycle track on the left (east) side. Driving, go West on 45th or 50th to Stone Way, South on Stone to 34th, right on 34th, take a left (South) on Fremont Ave, over the Fremont Bridge, left on Westlake just after the bridge. Go about a mile to the 1st stoplight, turn left into parking lot. We are below Armchair Sailor and Julie's Landing, which has a clocktower with a flag


Our Hours - Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Mon-Friday: last rentals at 6:30, close at 8pm
Sat & Sunday: last rentals at 4:30, close at 6pm
April-Sept 18th: 10-8 Mon-Friday, 9-6 Sat, Sun and Holidays, July 4th we are closed
Sept 19th-25rd: 10-7:15 Mon-Fri; 9-6 Sat & Sunday
Sept 26th-Sept 30th: 10-7:00
October: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
November-Feb: Closed Mon & Tuesdays, 10-6 Wed-Fr; 10-5 Sat & Sunday
March: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S


Northwest Outdoor Center 2100 Westlake Ave N Ste 1- Seattle, Wa 98109 206-281-9694 mail@nwoc.com