Pack your favorite picnic lunch and join us for a relaxing time exploring the islands. Kayak to a small, uninhabited state park island or isolated beach for a fun getaway.
- Adult Ages 18+
- Youth Ages 13-17
- Child Ages 5-12
Kayak Excursion from Deer Harbor Marina
Deer Harbor Marina is located in the SW corner of Orcas Island. Our groups paddle through the nearby Wasp Islands, where we commonly see harbor, sea stars and bald eagles. Additional kayak trips from Deer Harbor include Spring Wildflower Tours, Paddle & Picnic, Moonlight Tours, Bioluminescence Trips, Family Tours and Custom Trips.
All children must paddle with an adult. The minimum age requirement for a child to paddle in the front seat of a tandem kayak is 10 years old. We have two seats available for children 5 to 9 years old to ride in a special “triple” kayaks. Children in a triple must be accompanied by two adults. Call for details.
Shearwater provides stable two-person kayaks, all the necessary kayaking gear, dry storage bags, and professional guide. No kayak experience is required. Our tours include 20-30 minutes of gear adjustment and basic instruction. Expect two and a half hours on the water for this tour.
Rosario and Deer Harbor are the only two locations that we offer Family Tours because they have less tidal current and offer more protection from the wind.
3-hour tours from Deer Harbor are offered from April – September. Additional parking is available in the upper lot.
Meeting Location: Deer Harbor Marina. Meet outside the Barge Gift Shop. Down the ramp on the right side of the main dock.