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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!

We understand that travel plans can change. We give full refunds for cancellations up to 48 hours before our 3-hour kayak tours (5 days in advance for bookings of 5+ people). Cancellations up to 5 days in advance of our Paddle & Picnic tours are likewise fully refunded. Late cancellations are refunded if we are able to resell the spaces.

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 | April 2022
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An amazing afternoon

Corey 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| March 2022
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Great experience...

Great experience, excellent guide, beautiful surroundings and just enough physical exertion.

– Don D. | Google review | May 2022
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Go kayaking!

I would definitely do another outing with Shearwater. Very well run and excellent, stable sea kayaks. First rate!

– JMargo | TripAdvisor | June 2022
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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 Corey was very informative and helpful. Enjoyed the whole experience, I would recommend Shearwater and would use them again without hesitation.

– jozepe14 | Tripadvisor | Sept 2021