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Shearwater Kayak Tours

Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-376-4699
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Great kayaking

Carson was an excellent naturalist and guide. We covered a lot of ground and for the most part kept... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen W
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Edgewater, Florida
Perfect for our skill level

We were impressed that our guide, Carson, was able to craft a trip that was perfect for the skill... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in stable, 2-person kayaks. Seals, bald eagles, otters, & porpoise are common wildlife sightings. Morning, afternoon, & evening 3-hr tours; or pack a lunch and join a Day Trip. Custom group tours can be tailored to your needs. Special tours include: spring wildflowers and moonlight kayaking. Call now for info and reservations!
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Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Carson was an excellent naturalist and guide. We covered a lot of ground and for the most part kept us out of the wind. Saw lots of wildlife. Enjoyed it immensely.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were impressed that our guide, Carson, was able to craft a trip that was perfect for the skill level of the group. It was clear that he had a lot of choices on how to take us out. He gave us a lot of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a really good time. Saw lots of wildlife and fun ocean kayaking. Would definitely do this again but longer!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time on the Kayak tour of Doe Bay. Our guide did a great job of pointing out various birds and points of interest along the route. We even got lucky enough to see a Humpback whale! Can't recommend this experience enough!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I were newbies. Carson was awesome - he gave us a quick lesson and answered all our questions. We paddled a double kayak. We left the dock and paddled west toward San Juan Island. We visited three or four small islands along...More

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Thank nep4016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide Paul was friendly, intuitive, and knowledgeable. He made kayaking fun and easy and even taught some new tricks to more experienced kayakers

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Thank Beth G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. He knew what he was doing and we felt safe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our kayak trip with Kyle in the waters around Orcas Island and many other small islands he took us to. It couldn't have been better weather. Kyle was informative and knew the history of the islands we ventured by. I would highly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged kayaking for our group of 13 at Shearwater last week while vacationing in the San Juan Islands. Everyone, adults & teenagers, said it was one of the highlights of our trip. We were blessed with exceptional weather and 2 great guides - Carson...More

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Thank K L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time with Michelle paddling around Sucia Island -- we saw lots of birds, seals, and sea stars. Michelle was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made sure we had a great day!

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Tony T
12 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
We have 3-hour kayak tours scheduled at 10am & 2pm at Deer Harbor Marina on those dates. At this time we have space available on both trips on the 17th, and on the 10am trip on the 18th. Availability is shown on our... More
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charger4life
11 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
While whales and kayaking are two of the big attractions to the San Juan Islands, no one can guarantee combining the two. The most likely time to encounter orca whales in the islands is spring and summer – usually mid-May... More
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spoteva
24 August 2016|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
A 3-hour kayak tour anywhere in the San Juans can be a great experience. Winds around the islands don't follow a predictable pattern, but are subject to weather systems coming off the Pacific. Our Deer Harbor location is... More
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