View of the docks at the WAC

The Waterfront Activities Center, located directly behind Husky Stadium on Union Bay and the Montlake Cut, currently offers canoe, kayak, and rowboat rentals (discounted for UW students and UW faculty/staff) and a banquet/meeting room available for group events.  Follow the WAC on Facebook!

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UW Box 354050
3710 Montlake Blvd. NE
Seattle, WA 98195

There is NO PUBLIC LAUNCH for personal watercraft at the UW Waterfront.

Parking is free after 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturdays and all day Sundays/holidays.

Sound Transit Light Rail has arrived at UW. Avoid parking issues and use light rail, conveniently located by Husky Stadium and the WAC.

Building Hours and Holiday Closures

November:  11:00a-7:00p M-F (closed Sat/Sun)

December:  11:00a-7:00p TBD

* Building hours are not the same as boat rental hours.
    Please see “Boat Rentals” page for current rental hours.  

Building closures are as follows:

  • New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2018
  • Martin Luther King Holiday, Jan. 13-15, 2018
  • Presidents’ Day Holiday, Feb. 17-19, 2018
  • WAC Staff Day, Aug. 14, 2018 (boat rentals end at 3pm, building closure at 4pm)
  • Veterans’ Day Holiday, Nov. 10-12, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 23-26, 2017 — Nov. 22-25, 2018
  • Winter Holidays, Dec. 22-25, 2018 and Dec. 29, 2018 – Jan. 1, 2019

Special Notice for Seafair Weekend

During Seafair Weekend, WAC rental boats are not allowed passage to Lake Washington; all boats must remain in the Union Bay area. Due to extremely heavy motorized boat traffic, WAC boat rentals are paused before, during, and just after the Blue Angels show, approximately 12:30p – 3:30p (subject to change).

Student Organizations

The UW Concrete Canoe TeamWashington Yacht ClubUniversity Kayak Club, and Union Bay Rowing Club organize their activities at the WAC.