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Guided Sea Kayak Tours on Orcas Island

Kayak Tours

No kayak experience is necessary to join any of our tours!

Glide silently over the water in a sleek sea kayak while experiencing the San Juan Islands from the best vantage point. 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. Pack a lunch and join one of our Day Trips for a special experience on a small “outer island” or get just a taste on a 3-hour Tour. Better yet, put together a group of family, friends, or co-workers and set up a Custom Tour just for you! Which ever you choose, these tours are a great introduction to the beauty of sea kayaking and the marine environment.

3 Hour Tours

Join one of our 3-hour Sea Kayak Tours for a taste of sea kayaking while on Orcas Island. Small groups (up to 8 people) make for a fun and intimate experience of the marine environment. These tours are offered from 4 locations: Deer Harbor Marina, Rosario Resort Resort, West Beach Resort, & Doe Bay Resort. Eagles, seals, shore birds and sea stars are common sightings. Spring and fall we offer morning and afternoon tours. During July and August we add evening tours, as well. Times vary at our different locations.

$75 per person

$45 for kids under 13

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Day Trips

Enjoy Sucia Island — the gem of Washington’s marine state parks — on our day trips. Pack a lunch and meet at West Beach Resort, where we hop on a powerboat shuttle to Fossil Bay on Sucia Island. After basic instruction and gear adjustments, we launch in our 2-person kayaks to explore the sculpted sandstone shoreline of this beautiful island. A typical day includes circumnavigating the island, with a relaxing stop for lunch in a scenic cove. Seals, bald eagles, river otters, and harbor porpoise are some of the wildlife we see on and around Sucia.

Meet at West Beach Resort at 9:30am and return there around 5:00pm.


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Custom Trips

Bring a group of family, friends, or coworkers and design a trip just for you! We have kayaked with corporate groups, youth groups, seniors, bridal showers, family reunions, and more. We can adjust times and locations to fit your schedule. The sooner you reserve, the more flexible we can be! Join us for a memorable time on the water.