daily tours • April – September
Get a taste of sea kayaking while exploring beautiful Deer Harbor and the Wasp Islands on this easy adventure. Sheltered waters provide a great location for experiencing fantastic views and marine wildlife.
- 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.
Shearwater provides stable two-person kayaks, all 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 13 years on our standard 3-hour tours. We have two seats available for children 7 to 10 years old to ride in special “triple” kayaks. A child in a triple must be accompanied by two adults. Call for details.
Family Tours are offered by request at our Deer Harbor and Rosario locations. These are similar to our standard 3-hour tours, but we don’t expect to go as far or as fast. If you have children under 13 years old, call to book.
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 kayak trips meet above the beach next to Rosario Resort’s Beach House conference center.
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 refunded, less a $5 /person fee (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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