REI Co-op Experiences Seattle

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REI classes and tours near Seattle

Bellevue Boathouse: Enatai Beach

Explore the secluded wetlands of Mercer Slough by canoe, kayak or paddle board. Our Enatai Beach boathouse is right off I-90 on the eastern shore of Lake Washington.

rei boathouse meydenbauer bay

Bellevue Boathouse: Meydenbauer Bay

On Lake Washington, just minutes from downtown Bellevue, we rent a variety of watercraft by the hour. Placid, picturesque Meydenbauer Bay is perfect for newbie paddlers.

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

Enatai

Hours

Fri – Sun: 10am – 8pm

Last rental departs an hour before closing. All rentals must return by 8pm.

Opens Friday, June 24th, 2022

Location

Enatai Beach Park

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

Meydenbauer

Hours

Fri – Sun: 10am – 8pm

Last rental departs an hour before closing. All rentals must return by 8pm.

Now open for the 2022 season

Location

Meydenbauer Bay Park

Storefront of Seattle Boathouse for Paddle Rentals and Classes.