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.
- Adult Ages 18+
- Youth Ages 13-17
Watch the sun set over Orcas Island
We launch from a dock in the early evening and spend 2+ hours paddling through the Wasp Islands. Harbor seals and bald eagles are common sightings. After exploring the area we watch the sunset from the kayaks before heading back to the harbor at dusk. A perfect way to end a day on the island.
Shearwater provides 2-person kayaks, all necessary kayaking gear, dry storage bags, basic instruction and guide service. Expect 2 ½ hours on the water after instruction and gear adjustment.
No kayaking experience is necessary. However, this is a physical activity and all participants should be prepared to paddle for 2+ hours.
Minimum age: 13 years
Maximum weight: 260 lbs per/person
Maximum height: 6’4″
Trips meet at Deer Harbor Marina. All of our tours include about 30 minutes of gear adjustment and basic instruction.
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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