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The Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street, Seattle, 98109
4.8
810 reviews

The Center for Wooden Boats

1010 Valley Street, Seattle, 98109

Services


  • 1-Hr Free Peapod Rowboat Rental

    1 service

  • 1- and 2-Hour Private Sailing Lessons

    2 services

  • Livery Sailing Check-Out

    1 service

  • Cama Beach Cabins

    2 services

  • Charter Cruise Tours of Lake Union

    1 service

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Amenities

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Accessible for people with disabilities

  • Pets allowed

  • Child-friendly

Reviews

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4.8/5
Based on 811 reviews
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1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Green Peapod
Turns out we tried renting a boat on a day that there was a regatta and the livery was closed. The people working there were quite friendly and gave u...s a card to rent any boat on another day, which was a nice consolation. However, the booking software should not have allowed us to make a reservation on a day that the boats would not be available. Show more
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
What a fun fantastic experience! Everybody grab a life vest and sit in the boat and start rowing. Amateurs and experts alike and even beginners can ...eventually figure it out. Up to 5 adults at a time and just take it out for a spin. It's hilariously fun! Show more
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
Great experience! Staff were friendly and helpful. We hope to do this again soon!
SEATTLE: Two-Hour Private Sailing Lesson
by Christian Holtz
Great time on the water!
SEATTLE: Sailing Livery Checkout
by Nancy Engel
I am from out of town and went to CWB on 9/8/2022 for a check-out sail and to rent a boat. The day I went, the wind was N 12-15 knots. The check-out w...as on a Blanchard Jr. All went well except the instructor was not satisfied with my landing. I felt it was adequate under the conditions, and in a boat that I was unfamiliar with. Given the conditions that day, I was not going to go for a sail by myself afterwards, so it did not matter. The boat was in satisfactory condition except for the running rigging. (1) The jib sheet ran from the lead block to a horn cleat that was not the proper size, hence the sheet would slip in the breeze. A snubbing winch would have been handy. (2) The mainsheet cam cleat was located on the after deck, a foot or more aft of the cockpit, aft of the rudder post. This is not a good location for the helm, especially when trying to deal with a jib sheet that slips. There are better options. Bottom line: I don't plan to return to the CWB. Show more
SEATTLE: Sailing Livery Checkout
by Christian Holtz
Christian was an excellent sailor/teacher!
SEATTLE: 1.5 hour Charter
by Nancy Engel
We had a fabulous tour of Lake Union with Captain Nancy! It was a beautiful night to take some out of town guests on the water. Nancy was very knowled...geable about Lake Union and was a joy to visit with. I highly recommend this outing. Show more
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
Friendly community and unique experience!
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
Fun time, great service for what the CWB offers. Only comment for improvement is install a full circle/ring clip for the ore's instead of a u clip. Or...e can be easily dislodged from the u-clip as its just sitting in the clip. Any upwards shift from paddling it came loose. Show more
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
Great community resource! There was some initial hesitation around validating the reservation, but after that the whole experience was wonderful.
SEATTLE: Two-Hour Private Sailing Lesson
by Christian Holtz
Oliver is a great instructor! He was super patient and took the time to really explain everything very clearly!
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
Great experience. Super helpful volunteers
SEATTLE: Sailing Livery Checkout
by Nancy Engel
Nancy was outstanding
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
Thank
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
It was such a great experience with nice staffs and beautiful boat setup!
SEATTLE: Sailing Livery Checkout
by Nancy Engel
I completed the checkout ride, and rented one of their sailboats for the afternoon. This was super sweet! Recommended!
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Green Peapod
Great experience!
SEATTLE: One-Hour Private Sailing Lesson
by Nancy Engel
Nancy has high expectations and communicates them clearly, but with great kindness. She teaches specific procedures that just plain work. I’ve been sa...iling bigger boats for twenty years and I learned a LOT. Show more
1-Hour Free Peapod Row
by Blue Peapod
Very friendly and helpful staff.
SEATTLE: One-Hour Private Sailing Lesson
by Charles Fawcett
When an appointment is made with Booksy it confirms that a payment has been made, when in fact the CWB has to take the payment when you check in. Havi...ng this assumption that you have paid increases the possibility that one could leave without paying. In my case the instructor had to remember to ask me if I paid at the Center for Wooden boat when I thought I had paid. Show more
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