What to do and see in Seattle, Washington (WA): The Best Boat Tours & Water Sports

November 29, 2021 Hana Mouser

In Seattle you simply can’t skip the Central Public Library – a modern architectural marvel of glass grids, unusual shapes, and a “book spiral” that climbs four stories. Stroll over to Pike Place Market to visit the original Starbucks and play catch with a fishmonger. In the heart of the city lies Chihuly Garden and Glass, which will dazzle you with its colorful and delicate works. Glide to the top of the Space Needle for panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and Puget Sound.
Restaurants in Seattle

1. Lake Union Charters & Adventures

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5.0 based on 29 reviews

Lake Union Charters & Adventures

Sailing in the heart of Seattle aboard a eco-friendly electric powered sailboat. Learn how to sail, relax after work, or experience a romantic evening your adventure awaits.

2. The Electric Boat Company

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5.0 based on 154 reviews

The Electric Boat Company

The Electric Boat Company provides Electric Boat rentals on Lake Union and is the Duffy Electric Boat dealer for the Pacific Northwest. Our beautiful 100% electric boats are 21 ft long and accommodate up to 10-12 guests. Duffy electric boats are completely enclosed and heated or can be opened up for those beautiful summer days as well. Children are more than welcome, bring your own picnic or get take out from a lake side restaurant. Our boats are perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries, weddings and Proposals. Our tablet based Scavenger Hunt is our most popular team building event and we can accommodate up to 200 guests. The boats compete with one another to search out clues, solve riddles and take pictures.

3. All Rivers & Saltwater Charters

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5.0 based on 314 reviews

All Rivers & Saltwater Charters

A team of Washington fishing guides awaits to take you on the trip of a lifetime! Led by full-time, professional guide Mark Coleman, All Rivers & Saltwater Charters offers private, fully furnished Washington fishing charters for Salmon, Steelhead, Tuna, Lingcod, Halibut, and Crab. Our charter fishing locations include the Seattle area rivers, Puget Sound, Westport, the Columbia river and Olympic Peninsula rivers. Freshwater or Saltwater, where your trip takes place depends on where fishing is best at that time of year. Our Washington fishing guides and Seattle fishing charters are approximately 6-8 hours, with all gear, tackle, boat, bait, fuel, and guide included. Tuna and Halibut trips are a little longer. The only items you need to provide sack lunch, drink, dress for the weather, and anglers meet us at the water.

4. Seattle Dive Tours

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5.0 based on 28 reviews

Seattle Dive Tours

Seattle Dive Tours offers guided scuba diving tours for divers visiting Seattle. We offer complimentary downtown hotel pick up and drop off. We also offer PADI courses and small group travel.

5. Upbeat Sailing

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5.0 based on 26 reviews

Upbeat Sailing

Skippered sailing excursions on a modern and comfortable 40 foot sailing vessel. Private and affordable hands-on sailing experience. We offer daysailing from Seattle or multi-day adventures in Puget Sound and beyond. To ensure your safety and enjoyment, Upbeat is always captained by a US Coast Guard Licensed Master, and credentialed sailing instructor. Please visit our website before you call or book. Sailing trips, sailing cruises, sailing tours, sailing.

6. Far Niente Sailing Charters - Day Tours

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5.0 based on 36 reviews

Far Niente Sailing Charters -  Day Tours

Experience the magic of a beautiful summer evening on the Puget Sound for a unique, personal and memorable sailing excursion aboard S/V Far Niente, a Westsail 42 sailing yacht . "Arrive as Strangers, Leave as Friends" is what we promise. Departing from beautiful Bell Harbor marina on the downtown Seattle waterfront, join the crew for a 4 1/2-hour sunset sailing cruise. Your voyage will take you across Elliott Bay to scenic Blakely Harbor on Bainbridge Island, where we'll anchor for the sunset and enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres and wine from Ray's Boathouse. Special touches will make you feel like old friends getting together for an evening to remember. A perfect way to celebrate special occasions.

7. Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard

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5.0 based on 123 reviews

Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard

If you are considering a visit to Seattle or you are looking for a completely unique Pacific Northwest experience, let Seattle's top rated kayak and paddleboard tour and rentals company show you a truly remarkable experience. Whether you are completely new to watersports or have been around water your whole life, our trained guides will take excellent care of you during your time with us. We offer: TOURS leaving from Shilshole Marine -Ballard Locks Tour (our top seller) -Sunset tour -Discovery Point Tour (Lunch included) -2 hour Puget Sound Tour -Custom tour curated just for you And other seasonal offerings RENTALS from the beautiful Golden Gardens beach -Kayaks (Singles and doubles) -Paddle boards GROUP EVENTS at either beach or marina locations -Fully tailored to the specific needs of your group Do you have a group? We specialize in large, medium and small group activities or even fully catered parties that will leave your guests speechless! We handle it all, from transportation, F&B, games/activities to the entertainment. Make the easy choice, Ballard Kayak & Paddleboard. Let's go explore!

8. Seattle Charters

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5.0 based on 21 reviews

Seattle Charters

With a diverse fleet of yacht options to choose from (both power and sail), we cater to small private parties that want to experience Seattle like no other way: by water! Based in both Puget Sound and Lake Union, please contact us to let us set up your custom memorable event - specializing in birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, sightseeing, adventure, sailgating, holidays and more!

9. All Star Fishing Charters

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5.0 based on 88 reviews

All Star Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters Seattle for Salmon, Lingcod or Flounder Fishing daily year round Its about you and your day fishing, having fun,building friendships, making life long memories

10. SheSails Seattle

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5.0 based on 16 reviews

SheSails Seattle

SheSails Seattle is a female owned and operated sailing company located in the heart of Seattle on beautiful Lake Union. We are passionate about sailing and strive to teach it in a fun, supportive environment that inspires confidence and creates community among women who want to learn to sail. Don't worry guys, we'll teach you too! We offer a variety of options, including women's only and co-ed lessons and charters.

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