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Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard

7001 Seaview Ave NW, Shilshole Bay Marina, W-Dock, Seattle, WA 98117-6006
+1 206-494-3353
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Beautiful Area, Awesome Staff!

We are "recreational" kayakers, in that a few times a year we like to get out on the water, so we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
spockerin
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Puyallup, Washington
Fantastic

My husband and I were the elders of the tour group comprised mostly of young couples. But, we had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TexasMama2014
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Argyle, Texas
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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 completely new to watersports or have been around water your whole life, our trained guides will take excellent care of you during your time with us. We offer: TOURS leaving from Shilshole Marine -Ballard Locks Tour (our top seller) -Sunset tour -Discovery Point Tour (Lunch included) -2 hour Puget Sound Tour -Custom tour curated just for you And other seasonal offerings RENTALS from the beautiful Golden Gardens beach -Kayaks (Singles and doubles) -Paddle boards GROUP EVENTS at either beach or marina locations -Fully tailored to the specific needs of your group Do you have a group? We specialize in large, medium and small group activities or even fully catered parties that will leave your guests speechless! We handle it all, from transportation, F&B, games/activities to the entertainment. Make the easy choice, Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard. Let's go explore!
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“getting wet” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7001 Seaview Ave NW, Shilshole Bay Marina, W-Dock, Seattle, WA 98117-6006
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+1 206-494-3353
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Reviewed yesterday

We are "recreational" kayakers, in that a few times a year we like to get out on the water, so we often chose to try local kayak tours. This was our first time at Ballard Kayak, and I have to say it was an awesome...More

Thank spockerin
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were the elders of the tour group comprised mostly of young couples. But, we had no trouble keeping up. The views from the water are stunning. We enjoyed the company of fish, birds, seals and a bald eagle. Going through the...More

Thank TexasMama2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my teenage sons (13 & 15) on the morning Ballard Locks tour. The weather and scenery were perfect. My sons and I thought it was pretty cool going through the Locks. They handled the kayaks well and were able to get there and...More

Thank NDJeep
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i was fortunate the weather was perfect for a paddle. the equipment is in great order. the tuition excellent and Chloe our guide was patient with us. It was one of my highlights of seattle. Thanks

Thank Aileen16
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time kayaking through the sound and visiting the Ballard locks. Very nice guide who took the time afterwards to text pictures she had taken along the way. Saw many seals and birds along the way. Would highly recommend!

Thank chris g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I did the 9am Ballard Locks Kayak Tour at 9am on a Saturday. I had no idea that the locks were so big and so trafficked. Our tour guides were awesome and the group was made up of mostly beginner kayakers like...More

Thank Luke Y
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Called last minute (day of) to try and fit this into our Western Coast tour. Blaine was very accomodating and found Ana to be our tour guide. Would not have made it through the locks without her help. It was a great experience and we...More

Thank Cindy F
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I have looked forward to this paddle. I was not disappointed. Going through the locks is very cool! Lots of interesting info about the local area. Seals! Herons! It was great!

Thank Dale1694
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This was the first activity we did after arriving for our honeymoon just a few hours earlier. Our guide, J, was great, knowledgable, and provided a ton of interesting and location specific information. It was just us on the tour, so it was very personal....More

Thank Ryan H
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic time on the tour. Perfect weather, conversation and scenery. Loved the day. Awesome owner. Can't wait to take the kids next time!!

Thank zyxw99
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sarah w
20 April 2017|
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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
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JillVarner
3 July 2016|
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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.
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