Kayak Rentals on Lake Union Seattle
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Seattle Kayak & SUP Rentals, Sales, and Classes - Thursday, April 02, 2015

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

We rent Standup Paddle Boards ($17/hr) and kayaks ($15/hr for singles, $22/hr for doubles, $24/hr for triples) from our docks outside our door on Lake Union.
Lake Union Weather here.

Our Hours:
April through September: 10-8pm Mon-Friday, 9-6 S&S
October:Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
November-Feb: Closed Mon & Tuesdays, 10-6 Wed-Fr; 10-5 Sat & Sunday

Here is a link to our retail prices and specs for new kayaks and SUPs.

The Washington Water Trails Annual fundraising Auction is on April 18th. Show up for the people looking after our water access and have some fun!
This year, WWTA has released their  trail maps to the public. Check it out here.

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 - Thursday, April 02, 2015

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

We have lots of Werner Paddles, kayak and SUP, for you to tryout, from the $130 models on up to the $495 carbon foam-core bent shaft.
Make an intelligent choice for yourself by trying different lengths and styles.

Come on down and try some out, along with a wide selection of paddles. 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.

Necky Kayaks has the Rip 10'6" or Rip 12' boat that tracks well, has a large cockpit, and is very stable. If you are looking for a boat for short trips, or for dropping in off your bigger boat, this is a good one to try.

The 2013 models without a skeg are $100 off now!

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

Necky's Manitou Two is a recreational double with one large cockpit in the stern, to accommodate a child, the dog, etc, with a removable child's seat, and a standard cockpit in the bow. Each will take a sprayskirt for venturing out on choppy days.


Getting Here and Parking - Thursday, April 02, 2015

New construction on Lake Union here. You can turn on Westlake now, or go one block west of Westlake and turn on 9th Ave N to access Westlake.
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 still free, with the rest going for $1/hour. For shorter times, you can pay in $.25 increments. Here is the map of the parking. We are on the upper right, under Jules Landing.
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 in the parking lot or path 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 Armchair Sailor and Julie's Landing, which has a clocktower with a flag


Access Points and Destinations - Thursday, April 02, 2015
Access points and destinations.  Here is a PDF of our Lake Union and Lake Washington maps.
The site for NW access points. Also available as an iPhone App to take with you.
Our kayaks and boards are not allowed through the Ballard Locks.

Our Hours - Thursday, April 02, 2015
April through September: 10-8pm Mon-Friday, 9-6 S&S
October: Closed Mon & Tues, 10-6 Wed,Th,Fr,S&S
November through February: 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