NWOC was founded by five paddling entrepreneurs in October of 1980. Our goal was simple: to provide safe, high quality boating instruction for people in the NW. Years later, the concept has expanded but the goal remains the same. NWOC is best known for its classes, rentals, and tours, which are detailed in our class brochure. We also have about 100 kayaks available for use right from our docks, on Lake Union. Most of our classes and tours are for the beginner, from Rescue classes to Whitewater to Whale Searching. We also offer surf technique classes for those who wish to elevate their skill level. We started selling gear because of customer demand for quality kayaking accessories. While we have more items in our store, this covers many of the items that kayakers can't do without. Whether you visit us here in our store, or mail order some gear for yourself or a friend, we would love to help you.
Experience: We know the gear we sell from personal and rental use
Reliablility: We only sell gear that won't let you down when you really need it.
Value: We don't sell overpriced, or "cheap" gear.
Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied, return unused items within 30 days for exchange or refund.
Our manufacturers stand behind their products. If one should break while in use, we will replace it unless it has obviously been misused/abused.