Kayak Tour of Seattle’s Lake Union
Today was a crisp, cool, sunny, and calm day on Seattle’s Lake Union. We hopped on a kayak and buzzed around the lake checking out the sights.
First, we buzzed by all the cute floating homes on the lake. Seattle has just over 500 floating homes. These floating homes in the middle of the city make for one of the most unique neighborhoods in the country.
Next we headed to South Lake Union where there’s several moored vessels including the “Excellence”. Listed at just $15,495,000, it’s a deal!
“The Excellence is one of the only 150ft on the market that is helicopter-capable for varied conditions. Featuring a rich mahogany wood interior décor and satin finish, the Excellence has an extravagant and welcoming layout perfect for entertaining with friends & family. It sleeps 10 guests in 5 cabins including a palatial on-deck master bedroom on the main deck with his & hers bath. The ship’s semi-displacement hull gives her a top speed of 18 knots and complete comfort when both underway or at anchor with zero-speed stabilizers. Key amenities include full-service bar & alfresco dining on every deck, jacuzzi for 8, great entertaining spaces, she is even rated for touch-and-go helicopter operations.”
Next, we head back north past more houseboats.
There’s a difference between a “houseboat” and a “floating home”. Houseboats have engines and are mobile while floating homes are attached to docks and have fixed water, sewer, and electrical connections.
Lake Union is a unique lake that combines every type of water vessel from regular motor boats, sailboats, paddleboards, kayaks, hot tub boats, cruise ships, tour boats, canoes, swimmers, seaplanes, to ocean-going tugboats, yachts, and more.
Lastly, we end up at Gasworks Park. It’s a former gas refinery now converted into one of Seattle’s most picturesque viewpoints and popular gathering place. If you ever visit Seattle, touring the lake on water is the way to go. Kayaks are available to rent at the Agua Verde Paddle Club.
To close, here’s our time-lapse video heading towards the Space Needle, the Excellence, and downtown.