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If you are considering a visit to Seattle or you are looking for a completely unique Pacific Northwest experience, let Seattle's top rated kayak and paddleboard tour and rentals company show you a truly remarkable experience. Whether you are...more
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7001 Seaview Ave NW, Shilshole Bay Marina, W-Dock, Seattle, WA 98117-6006
+1 206-494-3353
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I was fortunate to have a one to one guide on my recent trip. Chloe was a fantastic and interesting guide down the Puget Sound, through the lock and into Union Lake. Given I was the only guest they had and it could have been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pinnington51
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I went on the Ballard locks tour with Ana! I had such a blast. I am a professional kayaker and eco tour guide myself and I was thoroughly impressed with Ballard Kayak Co. Because of my experience Ana let me paddle my own kayak and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dallas B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I scheduled the 2-hour tour for a friends birthday surprise, 5 of us total. The staff were friendly when checking us in, making sure we had our vests on correctly and instructing us on how to get in/out of the kayak. Friendly, engaging and with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Navigator479534
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Was a cool experience to be able to paddle through the locks and had great scenery along the way. Our guide Chloe was very knowledgeable of the area. It is a longer route so be prepared.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ppetersenj
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We had a great time on our kayak trip this week. Sam was a wonderful guide and very knowledgable about the area. Our kids (8&12 ) also had a blast. Thanks again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank screedog
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I took the trip yesterday (8/8/18) with a group of female friends of varying degrees of kayaking expertise and thoroughly enjoyed the two and a half hour excursion. Our guide Sam was outstanding. He expertly prepared and guided us (the slower group in the back),...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Regine H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We did the 2 hour Puget Sound tour with our guide Anna. She was very knowledgeable. We saw a seal, a bald eagle, went near the Ballard Locks and overall had a great time. Would do again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Excellent tour over to the Ballard locks and back. Great views. Saw a bald eagle, heron and seals. Highly recommended for anyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank at4iowa
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I booked this 2 months ago to go alone and was looking forward to being with other people during the tour. Even better, 2 friends booked as well and we had a great time. Health and safety was thoroughly covered but in a fun and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank StratfordEast
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Went on this trip with my 14 year old son and we had a great time. We laughed a bit as we figured out how to use the double kayak. The double kayak was great though, and I felt better knowing that they don’t capsize...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sarah w
20 April 2017|
Response from Ballard_Kayak | Property representative |
Hello Sarah, Thank you for reaching out to us! All of our tours are beginner friendly. So you can pick a tour that looks the best for you and go with it! Hope to see you on the water! Ballard Kayak Team
3 July 2016|
Response from MarcyFR | Reviewed this property |
We only went on the sunset tour so I don't know. If you email Ballard Kayak I guarantee they will get back with you right away. They would be better suited to answer your question.