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What better way to see the new Elliott Bay Seawall? With paddle partners REI, the Port of Seattle, and University of Washington, Friends provides guided educational kayak tours of the new award-winning, salmon-friendly Elliott Bay Seawall.

These tours allowed Friends to understand the logistics of running a program on the water and helped us to refine the educational program in preparation for making tours a regular part of waterfront programming.

Following each kayak tour, paddlers were asked to complete a survey regarding their on-the-water experience; we received 100 percent positive feedback — people truly love being on the water!

We are grateful to our kayak tour partners for their help in making the guided kayak tours fun and informative. Friends continues to build its network of recreational and educational partners to create more opportunities to take advantage of our unique waterfront. Click a photo to explore events.