Some say there's no better way to experience the island than by paddling the waters surrounding it.  Whether its your first time in a kayak or you've been doing it for years, the local kayak companies offer the trip perfectly suited for you.  And we're happy to help you make reservations if you'd like some extra guidance.

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San Juan Outfitters

No experience kayaking? No problem. San Juan Outfitter's fun, knowledgeable tour guides love introducing people to kayaking. They have custom kayak docks making it a snap to enter and exit a kayak. Experience unsurpassed wildlife viewing, including whales. 3-hour, custom family and 5-hour day tours. 2-5 day trips serving up delicious food, camaraderie, sights and memories to last a life-time.

Sea Quest Kayaking

Operating from San Juan Island's West Side, Sea Quest's naturalist guides create educationally oriented adventures from day tours to multi-day camping trips to the remote islands. They arrange special trips for children & families and provide the newest & safest kayaks. 

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Crystal Seas Kayaking

Locally owned and operated and led by second-generation islanders, Crystal Seas offers expertly guided 3-hour, full-day, sunset, and multi-day kayaking in “whale territory” and multi-sport trips from April to October.

Outdoor Odysseys

Outdoor Odysseys offers quality handcrafted day and overnight kayak tours featuring fun, mature guide/naturalists & excellent cuisine. 

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Discovery Sea Kayaks

Discovery specializes in small group tours. Day trips with Discovery are limited to 6-8 guests and multi-day adventures to 6 guests maximum.

San Juan Kayak Expeditions

San Juan Kayak Expeditions offers guided three-hour tours to five day expeditions in addition to offering kayak rentals for self-guided tours.

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Outdoor Odysseys Kayaking San Juan Islands

5 August Must-Dos on San Juan Island

It’s Summer on San Juan Island. Orca whales and outdoor weddings. Art fairs and music festivals. Hiking, biking and kayaking. Where will you start? We’ve made a list of the fun activities and cool events you can experience in August, so you don’t miss out!

5 Fabulous Spring Break Activities on San Juan Island

This Spring, treat yourself to an uncomplicated island getaway. Meander through fields of wildflowers, observe Orcas and Humpbacks in the wild and partake in the exhilarating bucket list adventures that San Juan Island has to offer, as it awakes from its Winter slumber. 

Your Guide to Responsible Wildlife Viewing on San Juan Island

There are so many sublime sentient beings to observe in the wild on San Juan Island. Its Lime Kiln State Park is one of the best spots to see Killer whales from land in the world. Their habitat is fragile and precious and beautiful and will only be here for our grandkids to enjoy if we treat it with respect. Will you help us?

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