Recreational Sports Programs

Waterfront Activities Center Hours

View of the docks at the WAC

The Waterfront Activities Center is located directly behind Husky Stadium, on Union Bay and near the Montlake Cut. We rent canoes and rowboats to the general public, seven days a week. UW Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association members receive a discounted rate when they present their current, valid Husky Card or Alumni Association card.

Canoe & Rowboat Rental Hours

Dates Days of Week Times
October Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

*7 days a week – All boats must be returned before 6:30 p.m.

Building Hours

(Please call for current rental hours – 206-543-9433)

Dates Days of Week Times
January 6 – 31 Daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
February 1 – 28 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 1 – 31 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 1 – 30 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
May 1 – August 31 Weekdays
Weekends & Holidays
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 1 – 30 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
October 1 – 31 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 1 – December 12 Daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures

  • Winter Holiday, Dec. 14 – Jan. 5, 2014
  • MLK Jr’s Day, Jan. 18 – 20, 2014
  • President’s Day, Feb. 17, 2014
  • Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2014
  • Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 – 30, 2014
  • Winter Holiday, Dec. 13 – Jan. 4, 2015

No Boat Rentals

  • Opening Day of Boating Season: May 3, 2014
  • Home Football Games:  9/6/14, 9/13/14, 9/20/14, 9/27/14, 10/25/14, 11/8/14, 11/22/14
  • Off-Season: November 1 – January 31