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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 for and a fantastic time on the water!

See Why Our Guests Love Us!

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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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Deer Harbor Kayak Tour

Our family had a wonderful time experiencing sea kayaking for the first time. Our guide, Nate, was patient, kind and extremely informative on our tour. This was our first visit to Orcas Island and we hope it won't be the last.

– Jess L. | 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
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Smooth Paddling

Our experience with Shearwater Kayak Tours was flawless. Our guide, Blake, was very friendly and clear with his explanations on safety and technique. We enjoyed every minute of our three hour tour of the Doe Bay. Keep up the great work!

– Marshall W. | TripAdvisor
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Terrific!

Jenna was a fantastic guide, she made the trip exciting and informative and accommodated a very large range of ages in the group trip (8-54). Not easy! We will definitely return next summer for another Kayak Tour with Shearwater.

– Catherine H. | TripAdvisor