Each summer, DRCC/TAG leads multiple kayak tours along the Duwamish River.Â These will get you up close and personal with the river as you learn about the Superfund site, river history, and community activism!Â Each tour features different topics – from Superfund facts to Native American History to the Birds of the River.Â Â 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).
Summer 2015 Schedule:
- July 29 – Birds, Fish, and Wildlife with Seattle Parks and Seattle Aquarium (Launch from T-107 Park)
- August 5 – Superfund with EPA and DRCC/TAG (Launch from Duwamish Waterway Park)
- August 12 – Local History with Friends of Georgetown History (Launch from Duwamish Waterway Park)
- August 19 – Native American History with Ken Workman, Duwamish Tribe (Launch from T-107 Park)
- September 9 – Stories of this Place with Cindy Updegrave and Roger Fernandes (Launch from T-107 Park)
Check out the 2015 Summer Kayak Tour Flyer
- Tours take place on select weekday evenings between July and September.
- Cost per person is $45 plus a suggested donation of $5 to DRCC/TAG to support our ongoing educational programs.Â Already have a kayak? Join us for free and make a donation to DRCC/TAG!
- All equipment, instructions and guiding are provided
- No kayaking experience is necessary
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (parent/guardian)
Contact Hannah at hannah – at – duwamishcleanup.org for more information.
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 Seattleâ€™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.Â The boats are covered, heated and can accommodate 35-65 people.Â Our boat charter company, Kitsap Harbor Tours, charges us $770-900 for a two-hour tour.
A limited number of free or low-cost tours are available byÂ request for social/environmental justice communities, at-risk youth and small, local community organizations.Â Â Email us atÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ 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
Past Halloween Toxic Terrors Boat Tour
In 2013, there was an amazing Halloween Boat Tour.Â 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.Â They support DRCC/TAG and other organizations during Duwamish Alive! and the yearly Duwamish River Festival.Â Alki Kayak Tours is one of the 2009 Mayorâ€™s Small Business Award winner. Â Congratulations, Greg, Kara and Alki Kayak Tours staff!