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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
Uber, walk, bike or bus to NWOC! - Sunday, August 21, 2016
Monday and Tuesday this week, they will be paving in front of our entrance, so the front stairs down to our dock are closed while they repave the path above us. You can walk to the left of our stairs, to the right of Julie's Landing. There is an elevator and another set of stairs down to our dock there. There is paking north of us, on the way to the Fremont Bridge, and south of us beyond the construction. The #40 bus stops out front from both directions. There's always Uber or Lyft for inexpensive rides in the city. Thanks for your patience!

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Seattle Kayak & SUP Rentals, Sales, and Classes - Sunday, August 21, 2016

We offer classes in sea and river kayaking, and standup paddle boarding. Check out our class schedule on the web, or on our brochure.

Here is a link to our retail prices and specs for new kayaks and SUPs. Here are our kayaks and boards in stock.

Our Used Kayak, SUP and gear starts Saturday 9/10. Here is the list.

We rent Standup Paddle Boards ($18/hr) and kayaks ($16/hr for singles, $23/hr for doubles, $27/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:
April-Sept: 10-8 Mon-Fri, 9-6 Sat & Sunday
Last Rentals Mon-Friday at 6:30
Last Rentals Sat & Sunday: 4:30

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 - Sunday, August 21, 2016

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.

Come on down and try some out, along with a wide selection of paddles. 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.

Necky Kayaks has the Rip 10'6" or Rip 12' 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, this is a good one to 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 - Sunday, August 21, 2016
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 - Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday and Tuesday this week, they will be paving in front of our entrance, so the front stairs down to our dock are closed while they repave the path above us. You can walk to the left of our stairs, to the right of Julie's Landing. There is an elevator and another set of stairs down to our dock there. There is paking north of us, on the way to the Fremont Bridge, and south of us beyond the construction. The #40 bus stops out front from both directions. There's always Uber or Lyft for inexpensive rides in the city. Thanks for your patience! New Cycle Track construction Work this year on the parking lot along Westlake will affect different segments through the first 6 months of 2016, see it here.  You can turn on Westlake now, or go one block west of Westlake and turn on 9th Ave N to access Westlake.
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.
Thanks to those of you for coming down during the phase of the Westlake Cycle Track construction that affects us the most. There is parking north of us, on the way to the Fremont Bridge. The #40 bus stops out front from both directions. There's always Uber or Lyft for inexpensive rides in the city. Thanks for your patience!
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 in the parking lot or path 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 - Sunday, August 21, 2016
Our Hours:
April-Sept: 10-8 Mon-Fri, 9-6 Sat & Sunday
Last Rentals Mon-Friday at 6:30
Last Rentals Sat & Sunday: 4:30

October: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
January-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