Best Water Rental: Aqua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club

The people have spoken.

There are few better ways to experience Seattle’s raw, natural beauty than by water. Alas, not all of us can afford to own a boat. Fret not, boatless ones: Agua Verde’s got your back … and burritos. For a meager $18 you can paddle your very own kayak around beautiful Portage Bay and Lake Union for an hour. Agua Verde also offers two-person kayaks for $24 per hour and stand-up paddleboards for $26 per hour, plus guided tours at $55 per person. After your adventure, treat yourself to a burrito and a margarita at the Agua Verde cafe. 1303 N.E. Boat St., 545-8570

First runner-up: Electric Boat Company

Second runner-up: Waterfront Adventures

Honorable mention: Mountain to Sound, Moss Bay

Read about the rest of the Best of Seattle Reader Poll winners here. If you didn’t get a chance to vote this go-round, make sure your voice is heard next year. Email us at bestofseattle@seattleweekly.com and we will let you know when nominations open for BoS 2017.

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