The Center For Wooden Boats Is Offering Free Rowboat Rentals At Lake Union

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

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After canceling their free Sunday Public Sail temporarily, the Center for Wooden Boats offers free rowboat rentals at Lake Union. 

It was a Seattle tradition for more than 25 years. The Center for Wooden Boats is changing their popular free Sunday Public Sail due to COVID, where volunteer crews would take passengers out to Lake Union. They are now offering an equally exciting experience,  free one-hour rowboat rentals. A fun family activity with great views! 

At the Center, you’ll find a fleet of beautifully maintained rowboats available and the best part is that no experience is required to rent them. If you’re nervous about going out to the water for the first time, don’t worry, they have an amicable staff that will give you express training. 

The rentals will open under their Public Peapod Program, which works from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. The boats hold up to five adults and you can reserve online. 

We recommend that you get there 15 minutes before your reservation and consider there are no restrooms available to the public. Don’t forget to take warm clothes with you and wear the required life jackets for your own safety. 

If you have any more questions don’t hesitate to contact them: 


South Lake Union

1010 Valley Street

(206) 382-2628

Featured image by Shutterstock. 

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