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.
Deer Harbor Kayak
- Adult Ages 18+
- Youth Ages 13-17
- Child Ages 7-12
Explore Deer Harbor & the Wasp Islands
Deer Harbor Marina is located in the SW corner of Orcas Island. Our groups paddle through the nearby Wasp Islands, where we commonly see seals, 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.
Shearwater provides stable two-person kayaks, all the necessary kayaking gear, dry storage bags, and professional guide. Our tours include 20-30 minutes of gear adjustment and basic instruction. Expect two and a half hours on the water for this tour.
No kayaking experience is required. However, this is a physical activity and all participants should be prepared to paddle for 2+ hours.
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 7 to 10 years old to ride in special “triple” kayaks. Children in a triple must be accompanied by two adults. Call for details.
Rosario and Deer Harbor are the only two locations where we offer Family Tours, as they have little tidal current and offer more protection from the wind. If you have children under 13 years old, call to book.
3-hour tours from Deer Harbor are offered from April – September.
Minimum age: 13 years on standard tours; 7 years on “Family Tours”
Maximum weight: 260 lbs /person
Maximum height: 6’4″
Meeting Location: Deer Harbor Marina. Meet outside the Barge Gift Shop. Down the ramp on the right side of the main dock.