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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kayaking and Canoeing in the Summer

Lately the summer has been HOT in Seattle!... it's time to do some fun outdoor activities!... I'm going to explore about places where you can take your family out on a Kayaking/canoeing experience.

University of Washington Rec Sports
For the University of Washington Students, everyone knows that they can take advantage of the discount that U.W offers. The UW Rec Sports center is located directly behind Husky Stadium on Union Bay and the Montlake Cut. Activities include canoe and rowboat rentals. Boat storage is available for private non-motorized boats to students, faculty/staff, and alumni association members. For students/faculty it is $5/hour on weekdays and $6/hour on weekends. As for general public, it is $8.50/hour (weekdays) and $10/hour (weekends). They only accept Cash/Checks only.

Green Lake Boat Rental

photo credit: Kathleen W- Green Lake Boat Rental Yelper

Another favorite Kayak/Canoe place in Seattle is Green Lake. You could rent canoe/boat at Greenlake Boat Rental, which open daily from April through September, 11Am until Dusk. To rent boat at Green Lake is a little bit pricier than UW Rec Sports- it's $14/hour for Kayak, Canoe, Pedal and Row Boats.

Agua Verde paddle Club

If you have been to Agua Verde Cafe- the restaurant that Rachael Ray been to, you probably notice that there's Paddle club right next to it. You could rent Single or Double Kayak on a guided tours for groups. They take you out for sunset tour, a full moon tour in the evenings, or a guided paddle through the Ballard Locks.