Re­lax On The Wa­ter

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THE ELEC­TRIC BOAT COM­PANY

Cruise around Lake Union on a 21foot Duffy elec­tric boat. The boats are avail­able for two to four hours and fit up to 10 peo­ple. Any­one 25 or older can cap­tain the boat; no pre­vi­ous boat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. The boats are fun for kids, too! Chil­dren 12 and younger are re­quired by law to wear a life jacket, and there are life jack­ets avail­able for all ages, from in­fants to adults. Bring a pic­nic and get a wa­ter-side view of the Mu­seum of His­tory and In­dus­try, Lake Union’s house­boat com­mu­nity, Gas Works Park and more. These rentals can’t be taken into Lake Washington or through the Bal­lard Locks. www. the­elec­tricboatco.com. 2046 West­lake Ave. N, 206.223.7476.

CHAR­TER A SAIL­BOAT

Seattle has plenty of op­tions to see the city from a sail­boat. From pre­de­ter­mined tours to com­pletely cus­tom ex­cur­sions, sail­ing is a fun way to get out on the wa­ter. Check out Emer­ald City Char­ters (Let’s Go Sail­ing) (www.sail­ingseat­tle.com. Pier 54, 1001 Alaskan Way, 206.624.3931), where you can go on a 90-minute trip from the wa­ter­front on a 70-foot yacht. There’s also a gor­geous sun­set sail op­tion. Again, leave from the wa­ter­front and en­joy Seattle’s spec­tac­u­lar sun­sets dur­ing the two-and-a-halfhour cruise. On both trips, bring your own food and drink to en­joy. Lake Union Char­ters and Ad­ven­tures (www.lake­u­nion­char­ters.com. 360.399.6490) has a va­ri­ety of sail­ing ex­cur­sions, from 90-minute day, sun­set, date night or fam­ily sails to half and full- day ad­ven­tures. Rather cre­ate your own? There are cus­tom char­ters avail­able, too. This com­pany has both a his­toric schooner and mod­ern ves­sels, and guests are free to bring their own food and drink. For a com­pletely cus­tom sail­ing trip, Seattle Sail­ing Char­ters (www.seat­tle­sail­ingchar­ters.com) has pri­vate yacht trips for up to six pas­sen­gers, and most cruises in­clude food and drink.

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