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Shearwater Adventures

Kayak Tours on Orcas Island

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Shearwater Adventures

Shearwater Adventures has been offering a variety of sea kayak tours, instruction, and retail sales on Orcas Island since 1982. Over the years, we have introduced thousands of people to the joys of paddling in the San Juan Island. Our focus has always been sharing the fun of kayaking and the beauty of the marine environment.

Shearwater uses the best kayaks and equipment available. We have a dedicated staff of qualified guides, and we know the islands better than anyone. Kayaking with Shearwater is a great activity to experience during your visit to the islands. Join us for a kayak tour and a fantastic time on the water!

See Why Our Guests Love Us!

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The wildflower kayak trip to Yellow Island was amazing! The wildflowers are just starting to pop and we had lovely weather. Jeff was an awesome guide and we learned so much about the area, history, and plant and animal life. Would 100% recommend.

– Kim P. | Google review
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An amazing afternoon

Our paddle with Corey was perfect. We saw 10-12 harbor seals (some as close as 20 ft away), a sea lion, bald eagles, and all kinds of other birds. Cory was great to paddle with. He did a great job orienting us to the kayaks and making the trip perfect for our group. This was easily the highlight of our visit to Orcas and I can’t recommend it enough.

– Rnb120 | TripAdvisor
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Unique and fun sea kayak experience...

We booked this excursion based on reviews from other TripAdvisor members and we had such a fun time learning how to sea kayak while also getting to kayak out to the Wasp islands which are just off Deer Harbor.

– Kevin M. | TripAdvisor
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Great guide, wonderful tour

We did the 3-hour tour launching from Doe Bay and had a wonderful time. Neither my wife nor I are experienced kayakers, but we were easily able to keep up with the pace and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife.

– Andy S. | TripAdvisor
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Sunset Kayak

We loved our sunset paddle on Orcas! We had an excellent guide who got us comfortable in out kayaks and did a great job of helping us spot porpoise, seals, a bald eagle and star fish. It was absolutely gorgeous on the water!

– Gina E. | TripAdvisor
Adventure in Kayaking

Our guide Cory was very informative and helpful. Enjoyed the whole experience, I would recommend Shearwater and would use them again without hesitation.

– jozepe14 | Tripadvisor