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Kayak and SUP rentals

February and March Hours: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Wed, Thurs, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11-5pm Last Reservation 3:30pm
Last rental on the water 90 minutes before closing
If it is very windy or cold, we will not be renting. Give us a call before you come down on those iffy days.

Where NWOC lives is a private marina, not public property. Our landlord, Boatworld Marina, is demanding less traffic on their dock, so for non-customers, we have to institute a $7.00 per craft fee to launch from our location. A Season launch pass costs $50. Checkin and pay upon arrival. If you are arriving with friends who are renting from us, the fee will be waived for up to 2 companions with their own craft. Craft must be inflated or assembled upstairs so as not to impede our business on the dock.

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  • 206-281-9694

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    Sea Kayaks and Standup Paddle Boards

    Single Kayak

    $23 per hour, prorated after 1st hour


    $23 per hour, prorated after 1st hour

    Double Kayaks

    $30 per hour, prorated after 1st hour

    Triple Kayaks

    $40 per hour, prorated after 1st hour

    For Lake Union Rentals: You are charged for 1-hr minimum, prorated after that every 10 minutes. If you are out for 1.5 hrs, you are charged for 1.5 hours, etc.
  • For Kayaks Only, NOT SUPs: Mon-Friday: 3rd & 4th hours are free; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 4th hour free.

  • Rental prices include: boat, paddle(s), life jackets(s), bilge pump, paddle float, spray skirt if desired.
  • In general, dress for the weather, and wear clothes and footwear that don't mind getting wet.
  • On colder days, you are welcome to use a wetsuit without charge.
  • Reservations area good idea July & August, or very warm days.
  • Before a boat leaves our docks, we must have a signed waiver from all persons who will be paddling our boats.

  • Drysuit Rental $50/Day $75/Weekend $40/Additional days
    Wet Suit $8 min. $20/Day $30/Weekend
  • Renters are responsible for full replacement value of any equipment damaged or lost!

    Paddlers under 18 must be with a parent or legal guardian, and anyone
    under 16 must be in a boat or on a board with a parent or legal guardian

    Passes are available at NWOC for $299.00 plus tax, good for up to 4 hours/day/kayak, 2 hours/day/SUP, valid for 1 year from date of purchase, non-transferable. You can bring friends to share a double or triple. (no overnight use or cartopping to other destinations)

    Here is an opportunity for frequent kayak & Standup Paddle Board (SUP) paddlers to reduce rental costs. during our regular hours of operation. The pass is valid for a one, two or three person kayak, or one SUP, and can be used as often as you'd like within these parameters: No weekends or holidays July and August for kayaks, but SUPS are available before 11am on weekends for a max of 2 hours, no Holidays.

    We reserve the right to not rent due to weather conditions (wind, cold, etc.)

    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.

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  • Last rentals leave 90 minutes before closing everyday
    Last reservations 2 hours before closing

    Northwest Outdoor Center 2100 Westlake Ave N Ste 1 Seattle, Wa 98109 206.281.9694