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 tours@aguaverde.com 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.


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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 7th & 21st
  • June 4th  & 18th
  • July 9th & 23rd
  • August 13th  & 27th
  • September 4th  & 18th

 

Wednesday Sunset Tours

Drift through thScreen Shot 2015-02-06 at 12.28.04 AMe 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:

May 15th & 29th
June 12th & 26th
July 10th & 24th
August 7th & 21st
September 4th & 18th


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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 9th & 23rd
  • June 13th & 27th
  • July 11th & 25th
  • August 8th & 22nd
  • September 5th & 19th

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Moon Tours

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!

Thursday May 16th, 8-10 pm
Thursday June 13th, 8-10 pm
Monday July 15th, 8-10 pm
Thursday August 15th, 8-10 pm
Friday September 13th, 7-9 pm
SPOOKY Tour – Sunday October 13th, 6-8 pm

To sign up for a Moon Tour, email tours@aguaverde.com 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.

**Once spots are paid for, tours are non-refundable.