Guided Public Tours
Join us for an unforgettable experience on beautiful Lake Union and Portage Bay with our friendly and knowledgeable guides! Reservations are required and space is limited, so make sure to sign up early!
To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and number of spots you would like to reserve (4 max.). We ask people to sign up in advance and once we know that we have enough participation and a good weather window (usually 24-48 hours before the tour), we will call people in the order they signed up to collect payment. Your spots in the tour are confirmed when you have paid. Our houseboat, sunset and arboretum tours are $55/person. Our moon tour is $70/person.
For smaller groups we offer a limited number of private or custom tours. Pick out some dates and give us a call at 206-545-8570 x23. We will help you plan a memorable event tailored to your group.
Kick off the holiday season with a special kayak tour with family or friends. We’re offering tours to listen to the performances by the Argosy Christmas Ships from the water. Tour will depart at 8:30 pm on Saturday December 1st and return at 10 pm. The tour will be about an hour of paddling and 20-30 minutes of listening to the performance. We will have snacks and warm beverages upon your return and your welcome to bring your own warm drinks with you.
Sign up early! Reservations are required and space is limited. Email email@example.com with name, phone number and number of spots to save your spots. $75/person
Wander the eclectic Portage Bay houseboat district, from the famous “Sleepless in Seattle” houseboat to the oldest and most distinctive houseboats in the city. Our Tuesday Houseboat Tours depart at 3:00 and return at 4:30. Houseboat tours are scheduled for the following dates:
- May 15th
- June 5th
- June 26th
- July 24th
- August 14th
- September 4th
Wednesday Sunset Tours
Drift through the heart of the city by night and watch from the water as the sun sets behind the spectacular South Lake Union skyline. Our Wednesday Sunset Tours depart at 6:30 and return at 8:00 pm. Sunset tours are scheduled for the following dates:
Thursday Arboretum Tours
Explore the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum by kayak. Keep your eyes open for our permanent residents – eagles, herons, muskrats, and beavers! Our Thursday Arboretum Tours depart at 3:00 and return at 4:30. Arboretum tours are scheduled for the following dates:
- May 31st
- June 21st
- July 19th
- August 9th
- August 30th
- September 20th
Meander the water trails of the Arboretum by the light of the full moon. Paddle through the historic waterways, and listen closely for the nocturnal wildlife prowling its territory. This is our most popular tour, and spaces fill in quickly, so reserve your spaces soon!
Tuesday May 29th, 8-10 pm
Wednesday June 27th, 8-10 pm
Thursday July 26th, 8-10 pm
Monday August 27th, 8-10 pm
Monday September 24th, 7-9 pm
SPOOKY Tour – Saturday October 27th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
To sign up for a Moon Tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and number of spots you would like to reserve (4 max.). $70/person. All paddlers must be 18 years or older to participate in our full moon tours.
*Dates are susceptible to change based on weather.