Relax On The Water
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.