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 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.

August 21st Eclipse Tour

Watch the Eclipse from the water by kayak! In honor of the 2017 Eclipse we are offering a special morning tour. Not only will this be an exciting opportunity to see the solar phenomenon, but additionally the early morning is one of the best times to paddle due to the limited boat traffic and the prevalence of morning critters. Eclipse glasses will be included. The tour will depart at 9:00am and will return at 11:00am. All ages are welcome but every individual under 18 will need to be accompanied by an individual 18+. The cost of this tour is $65 per person.

*The eclipse in Seattle is a partial eclipse with a magnitude of .93. For more information on the eclipse in Seattle, visit HERE.*


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


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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

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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:

April 13th and 27th
May 11th and 25th
June 15th and 29th
July 13th and 27th
August 10th and 24th
September 7th and 21st


Moon Tours

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 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.