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        Northwest Outdoor Center 2100 Westlake Ave N Ste 1<br> Seattle, Wa 98109<br> 206-281-9694 <br>mail@nwoc.com
     
Sea Kayaking Seattle Arboretum
Seattle Kayak & SUP Rentals, Sales, and Classes - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We offer classes in sea and river kayaking, and standup paddle boarding. Check out our 2018 class schedule on the web. 

Don't miss our 5-day Total Immersion Whitewater Class in Leavenworth! It will upgrade whatever skills you have now, sea or river. Plus, we are in a luxury riverside home, which makes it as much of a vacation as a class. The food draws rave reviews every year, all enjoyed in a world-class setting on the Wenatchee river.

-List of the USED boats, boards, and demo paddles we have on sale.
-NEW boats/boards in stock

Here is a link to our retail prices and specs for new kayaks and SUPs. Here are our kayaks and boards in stock.

We rent Standup Paddle Boards ($20/hr) and kayaks ($18/hr for singles, $25/hr for doubles, $30/hr for triples) from our docks outside our door on Lake Union.

Lake Union Safety Tips

Minimum age without a parent/legal guardian is 18. With a parent/legal guardian 16. Under 16 must be in a double or triple kayak or on a board with their parent/legal guardian. Reservations are recommended on beautiful evenings and weekends, 206-281-9694. Last reservations 2 hours before closing or dark, whichever is earliest . NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED ON VOICEMAIL OR EMAIL!! (or Twitter, Facebook :-)
GROUP RENTAL INFO

Lake Union Weather here.

Our Hours
Last rentals leave 90 minutes before closing.
Last reservations 2 hours before closing

April-Sept 1st: Mon-Friday 10-8 
Sat, Sun and Labor Day 9-6
Sept 4th-Sept 14th: M-F 10-7:30
Sept 17th-28th: M-F 10-7:00
9-6 Sat and Sunday

October: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
November-Feb: Closed Mon & Tuesdays, 10-6 Wed-Fr; 10-5 Sat & Sunday
March: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S

Sea Trails Marine Maps are available again! These waterproof maps provide lots of info on access, tides and current, and note possible challenging areas to help you plan your paddling trips.

Our kayaks and boards are not allowed through the Ballard Locks. 


Sales of Kayaks, SUPs, and Paddling Gear - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Looking for something to store and/or lockup your kayak or board? Check out these options.

We have most of the Delta Kayaks line in stock and demo for you to try out, from 12' to 17' touring boats, to the shorter  Delta 12AR, a 12' boat with a large cockpit for easy entry and exit at 42#, and the Delta 10AR at 37#, both thermoformed models. If you are looking for a boat for short trips, or for dropping in off your bigger boat or a high dock, you should give these boats a try. We also have their lightweight sit on top, the Delta Cat 10.5 SOT at 39#. A much drier, smoother ride at a weight you can handle!

We have lots of Werner Paddles, kayak and SUP, for you to tryout, from the $100 model on up to the $495 carbon foam-core bent shaft.
Make an intelligent choice for yourself by trying different lengths and styles.

Trying the boats/boards and paddles side-by-side will help you narrow down your selection. Here is a link to our retail prices and specs for new kayaks and SUPs.
Don't forget our everyday deal: buy a boat/board from us, and you get 15% off all your accessories for 6 months!

Check out our selection of Glacier Gloves  and NRS Gloves for any style of paddling-they are warm, comfortable, and grippy.

Yearly Rental Pass. For those of you who want to paddle often, without the hassle of hauling your boat around (or even owning one!) 


Getting Here and Parking - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The #40 bus stops out front from both directions. Spin.com and Limebike have bikes around the city that you can ride here, check their sites for locations. There's always Uber or Lyft for inexpensive rides in the city. Free parking on weekends and after 4pm Mon-Friday. Lots of the parking on Westlake Ave N is now metered from 9am to 4pm Mon-Friday only. All the parking facing the street is all day paid for $1/hour, do not hit Max Time or you will be charged for 3 days!! Most parking facing the Lake is 2-hour max paid parking. Paid parking ends at McGraw street north of us, but note the permit parking restrictions.
Here are some suggested routes to get to NWOC.
Bus Directions

New Metro #40 Route serving Westlake N

From UW, or Burke Gillman (Bus, walking or bike): The #32 takes you to Fremont, where you can walk south over the bridge, or take the #40 bus, which stops in front of our shop. The Burke Gillman Trail will take you over the Fremont Bridge. After you cross the bridge, the safest way to go is on the new cycle track on the left (east) side. Driving, go West on 45th or 50th to Stone Way, South on Stone to 34th, right on 34th, take a left (South) on Fremont Ave, over the Fremont Bridge, left on Westlake just after the bridge. Go about a mile to the 1st stoplight, turn left into parking lot. We are below Seattle Changing Room, and Julie's Landing, which has a clocktower with a flag


Access pints and Destinations - Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Access points and destinations. 
The Arboretum is open again!  
Here is a PDF of our Lake Union and Lake Washington maps.

Our kayaks and boards are not allowed through the Ballard Locks.

Our Hours - Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Our Hours
Last rentals leave 90 minutes before closing.
Last reservations 2 hours before closing.

April-Sept 1st: Mon-Friday 10-8 
Sat, Sun and Labor Day 9-6
Sept 4th-Sept 14th: M-F 10-7:30
Sept 17th-28th: M-F 10-7:00
9-6 Sat and Sunday


October: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
November-Feb: Closed Mon & Tuesdays, 10-6 Wed-Fr; 10-5 Sat & Sunday
March: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S


Northwest Outdoor Center 2100 Westlake Ave N Ste 1- Seattle, Wa 98109 206-281-9694 mail@nwoc.com