After visiting Seattle a few years ago, and having had experienced some of the most well known touristic spots, I wanted to see other unique points of interest this time around. Seattle’s Union Lake seemed like a great place to explore due to the cute, charming and picturesque floating homes at the water’s edge.
While doing research for our day’s itinerary I found a company that would allow us to sail around the iconic lake through the use of a rental hot tub boat. Yes you read that right – a HOT TUB BOAT. I had no idea something like that even existed, and once I did I knew we had to give it a try for sure. Boy am I glad we took a chance! What an epic day we had. While the cold fall weather seemed less than ideal to put on a swimsuit, we cruised out into the lake feeling adventurous and cozy in 104 degree fahrenheit water. Sailing near the picturesque lake houses and being able to see their lovely architectural designs was definitely an added bonus. Each member of our family picked their favorite home and we all dreamed of how cool it must be to live on the water. We also saw plenty of kayakers, sail boats and yachts in addition to a few sea planes who landed right by us. Quite often we had curious passengers from other boats approach us to see why we were crazy enough to be out in our swimsuits. While they all looked cold and bundled up, we sat comfortably half dressed on the deck of our boat waving hello, ha! We couldn’t help but laugh at the silly scenario that kept playing out each time we were approached.
An added perk to our already amazing day was that it was also the hubs birthday. Talk about a perfect activity to celebrate his special day. Not many can say that they were sung a happy birthday tune on a hot tub boat in Seattle, lol!
Although the 2 hour cruise runs about $350 which can be a little steep on the wallet, I must admit, it was one of the most brilliant and unique adventures we have done as a family. Our kids still say this was hands down one of their most favorite travel activities and we couldn’t agree more. Hot Tub Boats operate all year around and you can find their webpage here. I can only imagine what a magical scene it might be should one be cruising around in the hot tub boat during a light winter storm; dreamy.
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