Contact Information

Kayak Academy Store

Store Hours:

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If you have questions, please e-mail us at info@kayakacademy.com or call us:
Local: 206 527 1825
International & US Toll Free via Skype: 206 452 3396
or from Skype.com: Staff Kayak Academy
Toll free (inside US Only): 1 866 306 1825

Store Address:

Kayak Academy
11801 188th Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98027

Our shop is midway between Renton and Issaquah, from SE May Valley Rd., go S on 188th Ave SE and Right at second driveway on the Right.

The QR Code below can be scanned by newer Android, Nokia, and Blackberry smartphones to view a map of our location. iPhone users can download aps to read QR Codes.

 

Directions To Our Store- There's no bus service to our store, but you can bike or call us to arrange an appointment for a ride from the Issaquah Park & Ride at the intersection of Highway 900 and Newport Way.

From eastbound I-90:

Exit 15 onto SR 900, going south toward Renton.
Follow SR 900 five miles to the stop light for SE May Valley Rd.
Left on SE May Valley Rd.
Right onto 188th Ave SE (which is just before the first curve).
Right at the Second driveway on the right. 11801 188th Ave SE

From westbound on I-90:
Exit 17 onto Front St (Issaquah). Drive through town. Front St. becomes Issaquah-Hobart Rd. Continue about five miles to the stop light for SE May Valley Rd..
Right onto SE May Valley Road at the stop light. Follow SE May Valley Rd for several miles and through a 3 way blinking red light intersection.
Continue for 1 mile past blinking red light whatch for a right curve.
Left onto 188th Ave SE (which is at the end of a right curve)
Right at the Second driveway on the right. 11801 188th Ave SE

From Hwy 18:
Exit onto Issaquah-Hobart Rd. going north
Left onto Issaquah-Hobart Rd and follow it several miles to the stop light for SE May Valley Rd.
Left onto SE May Valley Rd and follow it several miles and through a 3 way blinking red light intersection.
Continue for 1 mile past the blinking red light and watch for a right curve
Left onto 188th Ave SE (which is at the end of a right curve)
Right at the Second driveway on the right. 11801 188th Ave SE

From northbound I-405:

Exit 5 onto SR 900/Sunset Way, going north toward Issaquah.
Follow SR 900 6.5 miles to the stop light for SE May Valley Rd.
Right on SE May Valley Rd, and go 0.3 miles
Right onto 188th Ave SE which is just before the first curve.
Right at the Second driveway on the right. 11801 188th Ave SE

 

Directions to our location Lake Sammamish State Park-bus service is available from Bellevue and Seattle. Sound Transit 554 Express from Seattle to the Issaquah Park & Ride and then take King County Metro 271 to the Park Entrance. King County Metro 271 goes to and from Bellevue. Call us and ask for details from Dubside through September and the Competition.

From I-90: Take Exit 15 and go north and take a left on West Lake Sammamish Parkway SE. to the Park Entrance. Follow the brown State Park signs for swimming not the boat launch. Parallel I90 going west and take a right into the entrance. Take your first left to Tibbits Beach and walk to the beach.

On-Water Demo/Rental Hours
(open seasonally, summer weekends and holidays) 12pm-6pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday only, call to reserve sea kayaks):

On-Water Rental Location (summer weekend hourly rentals are run through our subsidiary) Issaquah Paddle Sports (click link for more information)
at Lake Sammamish State Park - Tibbetts Beach

The following address is for the park rangers office, but the park entrance is the next driveway west of the office entrance:
L. Sammamish St. Park
2000 NW Sammamish Rd.
Issaquah, WA 98027

e-mail us at info@kayakacademy.com or call us
(Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time):
Local: 206 527 1825
International & US Toll Free via Skype: 206 452 3396
or from Skype.com: Staff Kayak Academy
Toll free (inside US Only): 1 866 306 1825
Fax: 425 235 2257

Tibbett's Beach (demo & lesson site)

Many of our lessons, demos, events are held at Tibbitts Beach in Lake Sammamish State Park. At right is a picture of our kayak sheds as we prepare for a class. We share this site with our rental concession which we call Issaquah Paddle Sports. Below is a Google map of Tibbitts Beach and IPS. Click on the blue place marker on the map for driving directions.