Accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide, you'll paddle for six hours along the west side of San Juan Island in extremely stable, double kayaks.  It's the perfect adventure for singles, couples, groups and families - no experience necessary.

You'll find the variety of wildlife fascinating and view the lovely waterfront homes.  Enjoy the opportunity to observe curious harbor seals, soaring bald eagles and sleek river otters, along with a variety of seabirds and coastline creatures in their natural habitat.  You might even spot an orca or minke whale.

Traveling from the mainland, this tour requires taking the ferry from Anacortes.  All necessary equipment and instruction on the proper use of a kayak is provided.  

If you have a limited amount of time, try the 3 Hour Sea Kayak Tour from San Juan Island

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$214.52

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Tour / Activity Details

6 hours
Departs at 11:15 am daily (Late March to Mid October)
Arrive for check-in at least 30 minutes before the scheduled tour departure time.

Minimum age is 12.  San Juan Island is located approximately 100 miles north of Seattle.  Tour does not include transportation to San Juan Island.  This tour does NOT include hotel pickup.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocol Update

Currently Washington State requires wearing a face mask in all interior public places, regardless of vaccination status. It also suggests wearing a mask outside when in a crowded area.

 

Included

  • Safety Lesson
  • Transportation on San Juan Island
  • Naturalist Guide
  • All Kayaking Gear
  • Top Quality Fiberglass Sea Kayaks

 

Not Included

  • Food & Beverages
  • Optional Guide Gratuity

 

What to Wear/Bring

  • Dress for comfort and freedom of movement
  • Don't forget your water, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and a hat

 

Anacortes Ferry Departures and Returns

LATE MARCH TO LATE JUNE

Departs Anacortes / Returns Anacortes

  • 9:30 am / 6:25 pm

LATE JUNE TO LATE SEPTEMBER

Departs Anacortes / Returns Anacortes

  • 9:05 am / 6:30 pm

LATE SEPTEMBER TO MID OCTOBER

Departs Anacortes / Returns Anacortes

  • 8:30 am / 6:25 pm

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is whale watching season? -- Typically, members of the three resident orca whale pods (family groups of whales) are seen the most in June, July, August and the first half of September and transient orca whales are seen in April, May, the latter half of September and early October. In addition, minke whales and occasionally humpback or gray whales are seen.

Besides whales, what other wildlife is seen? -- Frequently guests see harbor seals, bald eagles, Dall's porpoise & sea lions. There is also a wonderful variety of sea birds for avid bird watchers.

How do I get to the San Juan Islands from the mainland? -- Take I-5 North from Seattle/Everett or I-5 South from Bellingham or Vancouver, British Columbia.  Take exit 230 (Anacortes).  Go West on Highway 20 for 20 miles through Anacortes.  Follow the signs to the San Juan Islands Ferry.

What about the weather? -- Safety is the guides' first priority. There are alternate routes in more protected areas if the weather is questionable. In the rare event that guides have to cancel a trip, you will not be charged for your tour.

Are there restrooms? -- Guests should use the restroom before the kayaks leave the docks as there are no places to stop once the tour is en route.

What if I am traveling alone; can I still take the tour? -- Yes, you would get paired up with another guest or a guide. Please note that at least 2 people total must be signed up for a tour to operate. If the minimum is not met for your preferred time, you will be contacted to discuss options.

 

Minimum age is 12.  San Juan Island is located approximately 100 miles north of Seattle.  Tour does not include transportation to San Juan Island.  This tour does NOT include hotel pickup.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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