REI Co-op Experiences Seattle

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Kayak Tour Group in front of Seattle Boathouse for Paddle Rentals and Classes.

Enatai Beach Boathouse

Find your next outdoor experience right off I-90. Tucked away from the interstate, explore the aquatic landscape of Mercer Slough Nature Park or venture south on Lake Washington.

Two people laughing while kayaking in Bellevue.

Meydenbauer Bay Boathouse

Get the hang of paddling in calm water close to downtown Bellevue. Enjoy beginner friendly Meydenbauer Bay or paddle further out on Lake Washington for views of Mt. Rainier.

All Options to Explore Near Seattle

Guided Tours and Outdoor Classes

Learn to kayak, explore scenic wetlands, or hike and camp your way along the many trails near the Seattle metro area. REI’s outdoor classes and guided tours make it easy to get outdoors. Choose from a wide range of tour options whether you prefer to stay close to Seattle or Bellevue or want an experience that introduces you to the wild areas outside Seattle. Make your reservation early, classes and tours sell out.

Rentals at the Boathouses

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard at one of REI’s two boathouses on the shores of Lake Washington. Choose from single or tandem kayaks, easy to use stand-up paddleboards, or even a mega-huge 6 person SUP! Make your rental in advance and hop in the water as soon as you arrive.

Meydenbauer Boathouse

This boathouse is located in Meydenbauer Bay Park close to downtown Bellevue.

Enatai Boathouse

This boathouse is located at Enatai Beach Park not far from downtown Bellevue in close proximity to the Mercer Slough.


Rentals at REI Stores

Many REI stores offer gear rentals to customers including most of the REI stores in and around Seattle. Some stores have online rentals available while others do not. Gear types and availability vary by store, and may include camping and hiking gear, snow gear, bear canisters, and more. Call the store before you arrive to ask about gear rental options at your local REI.

REI Adventure Trips near Seattle

Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to get into, we’ve got a trip that’ll make your dream vacation come true. Visit like a local, explore at your own pace, and eat like a king. Our expert guides don’t just know these places—they call them home. Their local knowledge unveils worlds few get to see. For 30+ years, REI has wowed travelers with exceptional service, flexible booking policies, and dedication to travelers’ health & safety.

Adventure travel trips are available in a wide range of difficulty levels and activities. Check out our guided trips near Seattle including backpacking the Olympic Mountains and kayaking the San Juan Islands.

Bellevue Boathouse Locations



Thurs – Sun: 10am – 8pm


Enatai Beach Park

Kayak Tour Group in front of Seattle Boathouse for Paddle Rentals and Classes.



Thurs – Sun: 10am – 8pm


Meydenbauer Bay Park

Storefront of Seattle Boathouse for Paddle Rentals and Classes.