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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Elliott Bay. West Seattle Blog writer Stephanie Chacharon takes us up on our Tuesday Night SUPr and paddles in some wind!
Paddle a Kayak for a Local Adventure By Patrick Robinson, June 12, 2008 in the West Seattle Herald
Mayor's Small Business Awards 2009 - Alki Kayak Tours 10/22/2009
Spurred by their love of exploring the natural beauty of the West Seattle peninsula, Greg and Kara Whittaker founded Alki Kayak Tours in 2005 with the goal of getting paddlers on the waters of the Puget Sound. Their sea kayak touring business, which began with one primary guide and one small fleet of kayaks, now employs twelve people seasonally and will get more than one hundred people paddling on Elliott Bay on a busy day. In addition to sea kayak tours that explore the natural history and human history of Puget Sound, the company also provides kayak, inline skate, bike, and fishing boat rentals overlooking the Seattle skyline. Alki Kayak Tours` use of non-polluting human powered watercraft, plus adherence to environmental best management practices, embodies the Whittakers` dedication to sustainable business practices as well as the conservation and preservation of Puget Sound. Their tours were recently voted 'Best Way to View the Seattle Skyline' in the Seattle Weekly`s Best of 2009 Issue.
Mountain to Sound Outfitters, Alki Kayak Tours sister store, has won the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year Award.