|Rental Rates | Yearly Local Rental Pass
Come paddle on the lake with us! No experience necessary, MINIMUM AGE: 18 for paddling without a parent/legal guardian; 16 for a single kayak or paddleboard when accompanied by a parent/legal guardian, under 16 must be in a double, triple, or on a paddleboard with a parent/legal guardian. Reservations recommended in the summer, NOT TAKEN ON VOICEMAIL OR EMAIL (or Twitter, Facebook:-).
November-Feb: Closed Mon & Tuesdays, 10-6 Wed-Fr; 10-5 Sat & Sunday
Last rentals now at 3pm
March: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
April-Sept 11th: 10-8 Mon-Fri, 9-6 Sat & Sunday
Sept 18th-22nd: 10-7:15 Mon-Fri, 9-6 Sat & Sunday
Sept 25th-Sept 29th: 10-7:00 Last rental at 5:30
October: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
We are ON the Water, with docks right outside our office door. From there you can explore the beautiful Seattle waterways in a kayak, or Surf Lake Union on a Standup Paddle Board (SUP). Our kayaks and boards are not allowed through the Ballard Locks.
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.
From our docks on Lake Union, we have introduced thousands of people to the joys of kayaking each year. You can paddle from NWOC to Lake Washington, where you have some 80+ miles of paddling. We have 20+ models of kayaks available to tryout here on the lake, and several models of SUPs. We have experience with most of the kayaks that are made today, and have chosen a range of models that will fullfill the needs of most paddlers. We have singles, doubles and triples, some sit-on-tops, and Standup Paddle Boards (SUPs) for your paddling pleasure.
Here is an opportunity for frequent kayak paddlers (NOT SUPs) to reduce rental costs, get regular exercise and learn a lot about different kayaks. Yearly pass holders pay an up-front fee and paddle our kayaks on Lake Union/Lake Washington (no overnight use or cartopping to other destinations) for a maximum of 4 hours per day during our regular hours of operation. The pass is valid for a one, two or three person kayak (NOT SUPs) and can be used as often as you'd like up to a maximum of 4 hours per day,within these parameters: May 15 - Sept 15, Mon. - Fri., no weekends or holidays; September 16 - May 14, everyday we are open.
Passes are available at NWOC for $249.00 plus tax, good for up to 4 hours/day, valid for 1 year from time of purchase