Public Boat and Kayak Tours

Each summer, DRCC/TAG leads tours along the Duwamish River.  These will get you up close and personal with the river as you learn about the Superfund site, river history, and community activism!  Each tour features different topics – from Superfund facts to Native American History to the Birds of the River.   You’ll also be able to see amazing views of Mt. Rainier (weather permitting), habitat restoration sites, important archaeological sites, watchable wildlife (including summer nesting ospreys, seals, sea lions, river otters and shore birds).  We wrapped up the 2015 schedule (check out the photos) – we will see you in 2016!

Summer 2015 Schedule:

  • July 29 – Birds, Fish, and Wildlife with Seattle Parks and Seattle Aquarium
  • August 5 – Superfund with EPA and DRCC/TAG
  • August 12 – Local History with Friends of Georgetown History
  • August 19 – Native American History with Ken Workman, Duwamish Tribe
  • September 9 – Stories of this Place with Cindy Updegrave and Roger Fernandes

Check out the 2015 Summer Kayak Tour Flyer

DRCC/TAG and guests guide a two-hour tour of the Duwamish River Superfund Site. Learn about the natural and human history of the Duwamish Valley, environmental health and (in)justice, and the future of Seattle’s very own Superfund cleanup site on this guided tour aboard the Admiral Pete or Admiral Jack power boat, all while enjoying the wildlife and amazing views of the area.  The boats are covered, heated and can accommodate 35-65 people. Our boat charter company, Kitsap Harbor Tours, charges us $770-900 for a two-hour tour.

We are currently focusing on providing these boat tours for the communities of South Park and Georgetown. If you live outside of these areas, contact us to explore options. Email us at contact – at – for more information


Past Kayak Tours

In 2014, each Kayak tour had a unique theme:

  • July 31st – Bird, Fish, and Wildlife
  • August 14th – Native American History
  • August 28th – Habitat Restoration
  • September 11th – Superfund Site History
  • September 25th – Geology of the Valley

Take note of the location:

  • If your tour is on July 31, Aug. 14th or Sept. 25th, we are meeting at T-107 park (Intersection of W. Marginal Way and SW Edmunds St.)
  • If your tour is on Aug. 28th or Sept. 11th, we are meeting at Duwamish Waterway park 7900 10th Avenue South)

Tours cost $45 + we ask for a $5 donation to the DRCC to help with our ongoing programs. If you bring your own kayak, the tour is free! But we ask that you still consider a donation 🙂

Kayak Poster 2014



Halloween Boat Tour - 1

Past Halloween Toxic Terrors Boat Tour

In 2013, there was an amazing Halloween Boat Tour.  Albert Einstein, Superman, Fez, a king fisher and a woodpecker and many other people and animals joined us during the tour.

To see pictures of 2013’s Halloween Boat Tour click here.

About Alki Kayak Tours

Our kayak rental company, Alki Kayak Tours, is a local business owned and operated by environmentally-aware, friendly and professional group of people.  They support DRCC/TAG and other organizations during Duwamish Alive! and the yearly Duwamish River Festival.  Alki Kayak Tours is one of the 2009 Mayor’s Small Business Award winner.  Congratulations, Greg, Kara and Alki Kayak Tours staff!