Seattle Waterfront Sea Kayak Tours

Closed for the season! We’ll be back in the spring!

256Alki Kayak Tours is now operating sea kayak tours on the downtown Seattle waterfront in cooperation with the Port of Seattle at Bell Harbor Marina!

Located at Pier 66 (2203 Alaska Way, Seattle), the tour will paddle north along the downtown Seattle waterfront towards Centennial Park and back. On this tour paddlers will learn about Seattle’s vibrant past and view some of the native wildlife that calls Elliott Bay home.

Seattle Waterfront Sea Kayak Tour: This 2-3 hour tour will begin at Bell Harbor Marina in the downtown Seattle waterfront*. Paddling out the harbor entrance and onto the closest wild area to the City of Seattle, Elliott Bay. Depending on marine traffic and the presence of Cruise Ships, we will head out 200-300 yards prior to turning north to tour the waterfront. Paddling along the working waterfront and on to Myrtle Edwards Park before exploring the area around the grain terminals and the salmon pens. The route will terminate approximately near Smith Cove and be determined by stamina of the group, weather conditions and timing. All tours will remain out of the route of any shipping channels and guides will follow the “rules of the road” with proper navigation and communication where warranted. Morning 3 hour tours will head towards Discovery Park based upon the strength of the group.

*10:00 am tour meets at entrance gate to Bell Harbor Marina near the water fountain.

Parking Information: We recommend parking in the Art Institute of Seattle’s parking garage, which connects directly to Bell Harbor and World Trade Center Seattle via the skybridge and can be accessed on both Elliott Avenue and Wall Street.

Garage Address:
Bell Street Pier Garage #28
2323 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121


Prices do not include sales tax.
Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to trip departure for a full refund minus a $10 per person handling fee.  All cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the reservation date will not be eligible for a refund (credit toward another tour on another date will be available). We paddle rain or shine!