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South Lake Union

The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union is a hub of hands-on learning year-round. Boat rentals, classes and workshops, field trips, lectures, and opportunities for direct experience on the water and at the docks are just a few of the things you’ll find when you visit.

Admission to The Center for Wooden Boats is always free! Some programs, such as boat rentals, have associated fees, and others have suggested donations. Walking the docks, exploring the boats and browsing the exhibits is always free of charge. We look forward to seeing you here soon!

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Hours

The Boathouse & Gallery

Mid-June - early September

12:30pm - 8pm Weekdays

10am - 8pm Weekends

CLOSED TUESDAYS

Boat Rental Livery

Mid-June - early September

WEEKDAYS:

12:30 pm; last boat goes out at 6:45 pm

WEEKENDS:

10 am; last boat goes out at 6:45 pm

CLOSED TUESDAYS

CWB is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Map & Directions

The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union is just one mile from downtown Seattle and easily accessed by foot, by public transportation, and by car.

Reach us by Car

South Lake Union is just a five minute drive from Downtown Seattle. Ongoing construction of surrounding roads and highways may effect your trip. We encourage you to explore area parking options and check construction updates before heading our way.

AREA PARKING MAP

Road Closures & Updates

By Streetcar

Seattle Streetcar offers quick, convenient transport between Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union

Map, Fares and Schedule

By Bus

SLU is serviced by the following Metro bus lines: 26, 28, 70, 71, 72, 73, and 40. 

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By Ferry

The mini ferry from UW to Lake Union Park is temporarily out of service. 

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Local Weather

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