Public Boat and Kayak Tours

New kayak tours are here!

Dates are: July 31st, Aug 14th, Aug 28th, Sept. 11th, & Sept 25th

RSVP by calling 206-953-0237 or writing to

Each date has it’s own 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


Boat Tours

Boat Tour

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. Some free or low-cost tours are available by request for social/environmental justice communities, at-risk youth and small, local community organizations.  Email us at for more information

Halloween Boat Tour - 1

Halloween Toxic Terrors Boat Tour

We had an amazing Halloween Boat Tour this year’s.  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 this years Halloween Boat Tour click here.

Kayak Tours

Kayak tours are the best way to see and experience the river from up close.  Experience the river to learn about the Superfund site, river history and community activism.  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).

The details:

Kayak Tour

  • Tours cost $45 per person, payable to Alki Kayak Tours
  • We ask for a $5 donation per person to DRCC/TAG to support our educational programs
  • All equipment, instructions and guiding are provided
  • No kayaking experience is necessary
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (parent/guardian)

Own your own kayak and equipment?  Please feel free to join us and make a donation to DRCC/TAG!

Questions?  Please contact Alberto at

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!