June – Sept • limited dates on the darkest nights of the moon
Experience magical, twinkling lights from the depths of the Salish Sea! Join us as we paddle after dark through the beautiful phenomenon that is bioluminescence.
Full Moon Kayak
- Adult Ages 18+
- Youth Ages 13-17
Paddle by Light of the Moon
Experience the magic of kayaking by the light of the full moon. These tours are only offered for a few nights around the full moon each month. Watch the sunset in the west, then paddle on to see the moon rise in the east and return under its glow.
These tours make for an unforgettable time on the water. We frequently see bald eagles, seals, and other marine life on these tours. Sunset is often the calmest, quietest time of the day.
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 about two and a half hours on the water on this tour. No kayaking experience is required. However, this is a physical activity and all participants should be prepared to paddle for 2+ hours.
3-hour Moonlight Tours are offered June – August
Start times vary for this trip with changing sunset times.
Minimum age: 13 years
Maximum weight: 260 lbs /person
Maximum height: 6’4″
Meeting Location: Deer Harbor Marina. Park in roadside spaces or behind the Post Office. Additional parking is available on Upper Deer Harbor Rd above Deer Harbor Resort. Meet us outside The Barge Gift Shop. Down the ramp on the right side of the main dock.
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 or changes, late arrivals, and no-shows are refunded only if we are able to fill the tour.
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