The Electric Boat Company outfits customers with Duffy electric boats and sets them loose on beautiful Lake Union for self-guided watercraft fun. The Duffy cruisers hold as many as 10 guests and are equipped with two tables, beverage holders, and a sound system that connects to both the on-board CD player/radio and personal iPods. Clad in leather seats, these 21-foot floatables can be fully enclosed and heated, meaning boaters can make a sporting day on the lake regardless of the weather's moody inclinations. After a 15-minute registration and procedures lesson, captains of all skill levels can dock and sail across the waters of Lake Union and the river Styx. Set-sailors can pack a cooler with snacks and congealing chemistry projects, pick up forgotten ice and drinks at the on-site snack shop, or satisfy appetites at one of 12 restaurants accessible by boat, including Ivar's Salmon House, McCormick & Schmick's Harborside, and Chandler's Crabhouse.
Each of Cascade Paddle Boards’ fiberglass standup paddleboards are made the same way: by taking a blank EPS foam board, adding a hardwood stringer in the middle of the board for stability, covering the board with fiberglass cloth, and wrapping everything in an epoxy resin. The result is a lightweight, yet durable board that has been tested in all types of water—on both smooth and choppy waves found in rivers, lakes, ponds, the ocean, and fish tanks. The boards are sanded down to sizes of 12 feet, weigh 30 pounds, and are recommended for paddlers up to 220 pounds.
Corks and Canvas Events, like a work of fine art, came about by pairing a good idea with a passion to create. The founders both came from the marketing world, where they spent their days devising campaigns and events to inspire their audiences to take action. A shared love for art and wine inspired them to bend their action-creating talents toward a new goal—hosting painting and wine events in area wineries and wine bars, allowing guests to "uncork their creativity" and promote the burgeoning Washington wine industry in a social setting.
Their idea took the form of Corks and Canvas Events, where experienced artists lead guests step-by-step through the painting creation process. Guests re-create various paintings, everything from lush vineyard scenes to preening roosters, while sipping on glasses of local wines.
Left Right Left equips women and men with a plethora of fashionable shoes and boots from renowned brands that include Bronx, Irregular Choice, and OTBT. Shroud human hooves in lightweight, skinny-striped canvas with a pair of Chillax sneakers by Shoestrings ($29.99), or glam up with the Madeline Bunker heels in silver ($45) for sophisticated romps down the produce aisle. The men’s race runners in green and yellow by Gola ($89) are ideal for the soccer field, and sheepskin Buckingham slippers ($69) soothe achy heels after the game. Emu’s shoe-care kit ($19.95) protects footwear from harsh elements such as snow, rain, and the tears of lonesome cobblers.
For more than a century, Gray Line of Seattle has been helping visitors and natives alike peel back the nation's corner—the Pacific Northwest—with luxurious tours and charters. Each environmentally conscious service enables explorers to survey the region by land, by sea, or by a combination of both via double-decker bus routes and scenic cruises. Rub elbows with waterfalls, alpine meadows, and glacier-carved façades on an eight-hour adventure past Mount Rainier, or jet into Boeing’s hangars and investigate the future of aviation without having to endure the itchy wool socks required for time travel. In addition to its landmark-packed tours, Gray Line of Seattle totes travelers aboard its fleet of luxury motor coaches and charters.
Finding a ride home from the bars can be a tricky situation, but at CycleSaloon the bar is your ride home. Designed to look like a rustic Western saloon, the group bike sits up to 16 people during leisurely paced tours of the city’s bars and nightlife. Under the guidance of a steering driver, the vehicle transports bachelor parties, birthday guests, or up to two octopuses through the easily navigable landscape of the Ballard neighborhood. When guests get thirsty for more than the BYO soft drinks they packed inside the onboard coolers, they can stop off at a bar for drink before continuing their two-hour jaunt.