May 27 – Sept 16
Pack your favorite picnic lunch and join us for a great day exploring the islands. Kayak to a small, uninhabited state park island or isolated beach. We have a long break mid-day to enjoy trails, explore tide pools if the tide is low, or just relax. After the break, we take a new route to loop back to the harbor.
Doe Bay Kayak
- Adult Ages 15+
Explore Orcas Island’s Doe Bay
Join us on this incredible three-hour tour for a taste of sea kayaking on Orcas Island! We keep our tour groups small, up to eight people, so everyone has a fun and engaging experience with our stunning marine environment. As we paddle around these island waters, keep a lookout for our local wildlife, like seals, porpoises, sea stars, shorebirds and eagles.
Doe Bay is one of the most beautiful locations on Orcas Island. Along our journey, we enjoy picturesque views of Cypress Island, Mount Baker, and the Pea Pod Rocks. Depending on the tides, our tours head either toward Obstruction Island or Point Lawrence. The minimum age is 15 years old due to potentially strong tidal currents at this location. If you are unsure about your ability to kayak for 2+ hours, please join us at a different tour location on the island or call to ask about the tidal currents on any date.
Shearwater provides stable two-person kayaks, all necessary kayaking gear, dry storage bags, and professional guide. Our tours include about 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.
Please note that we are guests on Doe Bay Resort’s property. You are welcome at the Doe Bay Store & Café, but do not explore the resort grounds without making arrangements with the resort.
Minimum age: 15 years (younger ages welcome at our other locations)
Maximum weight: 260 lbs /person
Maximum height: 6’4″
Meeting Location: Trips meet at our kayak booth next to the Doe Bay Café
Cancellations: You want to go kayaking. We want to take you kayaking. We understand plans sometimes change. Cancellations more than 48 hours in advance of a standard, scheduled tour are fully refunded (more than 5 days in advance for groups of 5+. Private and custom tours have a separate policy). Late cancellations, late arrivals, and no-shows are refunded only if we are able to resell the space(s).