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Agua Verde Paddle Club - Kayaks, Tours and Lessons since 1997

Agua Verde Paddle Club is a great way to #PaddleSeattle

Hoping to rediscover your city in a new light, or explore Seattle's lakes and bays for the first time? Look no further! At the Agua Verde Paddle Club, we offer many different options to help you fall in love with our local waterways. Whether you're a seasoned watersports veteran, or brand new to paddling, we'll make sure you have everything you need to set out on your aquatic adventures. We offer hourly kayak & paddleboard rentals, various levels of paddling lessons, and even tours through your favorite parts of the city.

Explore Lake Union to see the famous Gas works park, quaint houseboats, and sweeping views of the city skyline, or paddle out to Lake Washington to spot the local flora and fauna while exploring the Union Bay nature preserves or winding through the hidden coves and water trails of the Arboretum.

Seattle's waterways are waiting for you, so come on down to the Agua Verde Paddle Club today!

Getting Here

We overlook Portage Bay the lower level at the water’s edge. To get to the Paddle Club from Boat Street, take the stairs by the park to the west (or on the right side) of the building. Find information on parking and more below.

  • Limited Free Parking – W 24 Lot, entry across street from Agua Verde this lot belongs to the University of Washington but is ours to use after 4 pm on weekdays and all times during weekends and holidays.

  • Street Parking – Along Boat St, up to 2 hours. Free on Sundays.

  • Pay Lots – Boat Street Marina Lot, up to 4 hours. Park here anytime. often best at busy times You can pay to park here for $2/hr for up to 4 hours.

  • 1200 NE Boat Street Lot – On the corner of Pacific and Boat Street, one block west of Agua Verde across the street from the bike shop

  • 1401 NE Boat Street Lot – Entrance is one block east of 15th Ave and Boat Street. Pay at the kiosk at entrance. THIS LOT IS CLOSEST TO THE PADDLE CLUB BEST FOR ALL ACCESS WITH TWO PARKING SPOTS.

  • By Bike – Use the Burke-Gilman trail. Go down Brooklyn Ave until you hit the waterfront. There is plenty of bike parking in front of Agua Verde.

  • Public Dock – The public dock for hand powered craft is located at the east end of Boat Street Marina next to the houseboats, opposite from the paddle club with load and unload zone. This is where to launch your own kayak to paddle with others renting.

Seattle’s Houseboats & Floating Homes: Past, Present & Future…

As you take your first few strokes off of Agua Verde’s dock and get your bearings, the first thing you’ll likely notice is the panoramic view to the west of a motley lineup of houseboats and floating homes across the way on the other side of Portage Bay. What could be more “Seattle“ than bobbing in a kayak and peering in at these “livaboards” along the city’s thriving inland freshwater byways?

Scanning across this varied assortment of houses afloat in vastly different states of repair makes it apparent that no central design code dictates how these kindred homes must function or look. For starters, some are true “houseboats” meaning they have some sort of means of propulsion to get from point A to B (although in actuality, they rarely if ever, move), while others are floating homes that would have to be untethered and towed to another site.