Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard Tours

star5.0 ·
place7001 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, United States
phone+1 206-494-3353


Ryan Finke

Really good value for the price. We were in a small group of just 5 and our tour guide, which made for an intimate experience. Training was quick but thorough and we got on the water quickly and easily, even though we hadn't kayaked before. Our guide was friendly and experienced and made our trip lots of fun. This tour made our trip to Seattle awesome!

Stephanie Folkens

Do the sound tour! We recently did the 2 hour tour of the sound and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Seattle. We got a great view of the city, including Discovery Park, the bridges leading to the locks, sea lions, seals, the Cascades, the sunset, and even Mt. Hood. Our tour guide, Cooper, was wonderful, very knowledgeable and friendly. We would highly recommend Ballad Kayak & Paddleboard.

Daran Thach

I give 5 stars here for the instructor/guides' excellent lessons and tutilege, their easy course 101 of kayaking, their accommodations, and their amiable treatment towards us during the experience gives this an A. The scenery tour was A+. Our length during the tour was about a 3/4 mile stretch each way. I liked the 360* view of the area at Discovery Point. Never thought that such serene breathtaking views were possible. As for the kayaks, you could tell they kept them in great condition. They helped me adjust the cable length for the footbraces, allowing for good maneuverability. The rudders were easy to operate and we never felt uncomfortable in the 2-person kayak.

Elizabeth Garcia

We had great guides - Matt and Amanda - who made our kayak tour really memorable. Matt did a great job chatting with our 8-year-old son and keeping him engaged, while also keeping an eye out for the whole group, safety, and spotting seals in the water. Ballard Kayak was well-run and efficient; definitely recommend.

lauri brown

My 16 year old son and I are new to kayaking and decided the shorter sunset tour would be best. We had a fabulous time!!. We were quickly taught the basic skills and paddling away in a few minutes. The water was beautiful, sunset amazing and the views of Mount Ranier and the sound were breath taking. Our guide was as delighted as we were with the sites and we could not have asked for anything more. It's a bit of a hike from the city at rush hour so our Uber was at peak prices, but that was the only downside to the entire trip. Highly recommend!!
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