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  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Admire Seattle’s sights from the water on this private kayak tour along Lake Union. Following your guide, enjoy views of the city skyline and the Space Needle as you paddle past Gas Works Park, the Fremont Bridge and lovely waterfront houseboats including the one from Sleepless in Seattle. Watch seaplanes take flight and spot wildlife as you explore secluded coves, all while learning about the history of the area from your guide. Snacks and bottled water are included.

This is a private tour, limited to eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Easy, scenic kayak tour on Seattle’s Lake Union
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Space Needle and Seattle’s beautiful waterfront
  • Paddle past Gas Works Park, the Fremont Bridge and the houseboat from Sleepless in Seattle
  • Spot wildlife and learn about the history of the area as you explore secluded coves
  • Snacks, water and safety instruction included
  • Private tour limited to 8 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Lake Union is known as one of the best spots for urban kayaking in the US. There are amazing views in nearly every direction, so be sure to bring a waterproof camera.

What You Can Expect

Private Seattle Kayak Tour on Lake Union

Kayaking on Lake Union

Make your way to South Lake Union Park to meet your guide and receive a safety orientation. Beginners are welcome, so no kayak experience is required. After enjoying some complimentary cookies, fruit and pastries, hop in your kayak and follow your guide on an easy ride along Lake Union.

Observe the interesting design fixtures of Gas Works Park, an old coal plant that was repurposed into a public space. Looking west you'll see the Fremont Bridge, best known for the cement troll living underneath it. Pass several houseboats including the one featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle, and get amazing views of the Space Needle from the middle of the lake while watching and listening to the floatplanes and seaplanes take off and land nearby.

Your guide will lead you back to South Lake Union Park to conclude your Seattle kayak tour.
From USD $ 177.94

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Tour code: 5412KAYAK


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