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Getting Here


If you are joining one of our three-hour kayak tours, please meet at the tour location, not at our shop in Eastsound. These tours meet at several different locations on the island. It’s easy to confuse some names on the island, so pay attention to the details (ex: Deer Harbor or Doe Bay, and West Beach or West Sound). Directions to our tour locations.


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Shearwater is located on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, about 70 miles north of Seattle, and just south of the Canadian border. Traveling to Orcas Island is part of the fun! Whether you come by ferry or plane, you enjoy fantastic views of the hundreds of small islands set in the Salish Sea — the body of water between Puget Sound to the South, the Strait of Juan de Fuca (leading to the Pacific) to the West, and the Straits of Georgia (in Canada) to the North. These waters and islands form a kayaker’s playground!