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.
Tuesday Houseboat Tours
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:
April 11th and 25th
May 9th and 23rd
June 13th and 27th
July 11th and 25th
August 8th and 22nd
September 5th and 19th
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:
April 5th and 19th
May 17th and 31st
June 7th and 21st
July 5th and 19th
August 2nd and 16th
September 13th and 27th
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:
April 13th and 27th
May 11th and 25th
June 15th and 29th
July 13th and 27th
August 10th and 24th
September 7th and 21st
Meander the water trails of the Arboretum by the light of the full moon. Paddle through a haunted Duwamish burial ground, 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!
Wednesday May 10th 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Thursday June 8th 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Thursday July 6th 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday August 7th 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Wednesday September 6th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
To sign up for a Moon Tour, email email@example.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.