Back of Beyond started in 1999 as a small touring and instructional outfitter by husband and wife team Udo Wald and Janet Nichols. Since then, Back of Beyond has expanded to offer you the finest service and selection available to the Puget Sound paddling community.

Whether you are looking to develop your skills as a paddler, purchase a canoe or kayak, or just get out on the water,
our team of knowledgeable and experienced instructors and staff are here to help.

We make it easy to get you on the water and have something for everyone with our wide variety of classes and rentals. We even have summer camps and classes just for the kids!
Our retail shop has all the gear you’ll need and as paddlers, we use the products we sell every day!
See ‘ya on the water,
-Back of Beyond
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