- Kayak with Shearwater
- 3 Hour Trips
- Day Trips
Orcas Island Kayak Tours
Since 1982 we have introduced thousands of people to the joys of sea kayaking on Orcas Island with our sea kayak tours, and kayak & gear sales. We use the best kayaks and equipment available, have a dedicated staff of qualified guides, and know the islands better than anyone. Orcas Island kayaking is a great activity during your visit to the islands. Join one of our 3-hour, outer island, sunset or moonlight tours for a fantastic time on the water!
3 Hour Tour
Glide silently over the water in a sleek sea kayak while experiencing the San Juan Islands from the best vantage point. No kayaking experience is neccesary for our 3 hour tours. All of Shearwater’s trips are led by professional experienced guides. We use stable two person kayaks, and keep our groups small. We provide all necessary instruction and paddling gear.
Explore the Outer Islands of the San Juan Islands as we set off on our full day trips. Starting in the morning we will head out to Jones Island and explore this beautiful marine State Park. After lunch on the beach we continue on with a paddle through the wasp islands. On the way we often encounter harbor seals, bald eagles, otters and harbor porpoise. So pack a lunch and join us for a memorable trip kayaking the waters of the Salish Sea.
Our guides are well trained and well versed in the local history and biology. They serve as a great resource of knowledge about the surrounding area and wildlife.
As we paddle the waters of the San Juan Islands, our tours often encounter local wildlife such as eagles, herons, otters, harbor seals, porpoises and sea lions.
Trips leave from four different locations on Orcas Island. Our tours meet at Deer Harbor, Doe Bay Resort, Rosario Marina and West Beach Resort.