Whether you are looking for gear or parts for your kayak or just looking to rent a boat for a leisurely afternoon paddle, this is the best paddler's haven in Seattle. Not only do they have the obscure parts at reasonable prices (sometimes you just need to ask them - not everything is out), they are also very knowledgeable about anything kayak related. You can rent boats by the hour or by the day, with the ability to take the boat off-site and do your paddling somewhere besides Lake Union. Above all, these guys help newbies feel comfortable and never turn away regulars who just want a good place to launch their boat from. Go here for planned trips or classes.