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 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, and 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.
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.
3-hour tours from Doe Bay are offered from May through September. Additional parking is available in the upper lot.
Meeting Location: Trips meet at our kayak booth next to the Doe Bay Cafe.