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Center for Wooden Boats

Center for Wooden Boats Review

Though it used be considered an off-the-beaten-path gem, the Center for Wooden Boats is now a major feature of Lake Union Park. The center gives free boat rides on the lake every Sunday; they sail on the hour from 1 to 3 pm, but the first-come, first-served slots tend to go fast, so you should queue up at the Center as soon as it opens. You may also rent a variety of small craft—pedal-boats, rowboats, and small sailboats—to explore the lake on your own (lessons are available if you don't have much experience). Rates are $25–$50 per hour. Check out the events calendar for weekend workshops or to schedule one-on-one sailing lessons.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1010 Valley St., South Lake Union, Seattle, WA 98109 | Map It
  • Phone: 206/382–2628
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Oct.–Apr., Tues.–Sun. 10–5; May–Sept. Tues–Sun. 10–8. Boat rentals start at 12:30 most days; call to confirm times.
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  • Location: South Lake Union
Updated: 04-03-2013

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