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Shearwater Kayak Tours

138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
+1 360-376-4699
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Deer Harbor >> Wasp Islands

Excellent experience for first time kayaking in open waters. Group of four tandem kayaks was a... read more

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Reviewed 16 September 2017
duckabush_nk
A Fun Trip

I was on a full moon evening kayak trip from Deer Harbor. No moonlight due to clouds, but was still... read more

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Reviewed 14 September 2017
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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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138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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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Reviewed 11 September 2017

My wife and I had an amazing time on a full day kayak trip to Sucia Island with Michele. She was an unbelievable guide, giving us lots of freedom to roam around ourselves, and at the same time ensuring our safety. I highly recommend this...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We booked the sunset tour from West Beach and it was absolutely great. Our guide was very nice, gave us a good introduction and was really knowledgeable about the area. We paddled to Daughty Point and a bit around it, saw some seals lying around...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This trip around Sucia Island could not have been more perfect. It was well organized, a beautiful day, the guide Michelle was amazing as well as the sea lions, the sea stars and beautiful rock formations. We would recommend this to everyone visiting the islands....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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