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Shearwater Kayak Tours

Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-376-4699
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Shearwater Kayak

The guide was excellent; they have a strong safety orientation, the boats are good, although they... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
ccomstoc1030
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This was a great tour, very knowledgeable guide and beautiful scenery! The equipment provided was... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
sysmith91
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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 3 days ago

The guide was excellent; they have a strong safety orientation, the boats are good, although they have small cockpit openings. However, they had the most uncomfortable seats I have experienced in a kayak. The pad on the seat is located at the bottom of the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great tour, very knowledgeable guide and beautiful scenery! The equipment provided was perfect for the 3 hr excursion.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Carson was a most amiable, well-informed and articulate guide. He was appropriately concerned about our safety and shared a wide range of information with us. I thoroughly enjoyed his style and his manner - relaxed yet focused and always eager to answer questions as they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience for first time kayaking in open waters. Group of four tandem kayaks was a great size to paddle as a group yet explore at your own pace while within earshot of guide's instructions and notes about area & wildlife. Our guide - Michelle...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a full moon evening kayak trip from Deer Harbor. No moonlight due to clouds, but was still very enjoyable. Our guide, Michelle, did an excellent job of getting us prepared for our excursion around the smaller islands near Deer Harbor. It had...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic 3 hours. Our guide was absolutely great. We took the excursion from Deer Harbor for about 3 hours and enjoyed getting out to the small islands around there. It was beautiful and the equipment was great and our guide....I'm sorry I'm...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was fantastic and we all had a great time. Lots of seals, sea lions and porpoises to see up close. Wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You couldn't ask for a better day on the water and our guide did a wonderful job in taking us along the beautiful Orcas Island shoreline and explaining all about the wildlife and the beauty of the San Juans.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For four years now, our group of family and friends have gone on a kayaking adventure with Shearwater. It just gets sweeter and sweeter... We look forward to many more trips with them. It is the highlight of the summer.

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Jeff Z, Manager at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you were back and enjoyed another tour with Shearwater. We look forward to kayaking with your group again next summer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally we had booked an all-day tour of Sucia Island, but construction on the launch dock for that trip made it impossible. Michelle at Shearwater called as soon as they found out, offered a substitute all day tour, at a reduced cost, or offered a...More

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Jeff Z, Manager at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience on a Shearwater tour. We appreciate your flexibility with our unexpected itinerary change. I'm glad you enjoyed it. We will take your suggestion regarding lunch into consideration. While it seems simple, people often have dietary restrictions or prefernces which...More

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Anthony 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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