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Rosario Kayak

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Adult Ages 18+
Youth Ages 13-17
Child Ages 7-12

Explore Rosario by Sea Kayak

Explore Orcas Island on a sea kayak tour from Rosario Marina with Shearwater Adventures! We keep our tour groups small for everyone’s enjoyment and comfort as we take in the stunning scenery and watch for wildlife. As we launch from the Rosario Marina, we paddle past the historic Moran Mansion.

Harbor seals, bald eagles, and great blue herons are often spotted along the shoreline, and occasionally otters, mink, and sea stars are seen. We then continue on and glide along the shores of East Sound on this three-hour Orcas Island sea kayaking adventure.

All children must paddle with an adult. The minimum age requirement to paddle in a tandem kayak is 10 years. At this location, we only have one seat available for children 7 to 10 years old to ride in a special “triple” kayak. 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. 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. 

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. If you have children under 13 years, call to book.

3-hour tours from Rosario are offered from June – early September

Minimum age: 13 years on standard tours; 7 years on “Family Tours”
Maximum weight: 260 lbs per/person
Maximum height: 6’4″

Meeting Location: Rosario Marina kayak trips meet above the beach next to Rosario’s Beach House conference center.

Cancellations:  We understand plans sometimes change. Cancellations more than 48 hours in advance of tour are fully refunded (more than 5 days in advance for groups of 5+). Late cancellations are refunded if we are able to resell the space(s).