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Outdoor Odysseys

#10 of 27 Outdoor Activities in Friday Harbor Features Animals
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 800-647-4621
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Three nights on Stewart Isl

We kayaked to Stewart island which is a state park. We set up camp and the guides started making... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aimeer209
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Cocoa, Florida
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Great relaxing and beautiful.

This trip was spectacular. I put Dec but we did it a few years ago in August. Didn't see Orcas but... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
aimeer209
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Cocoa, Florida
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1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kayaked to Stewart island which is a state park. We set up camp and the guides started making lunch. All food made in Dutch ovens and from scratch. We even made seaweed salad from bull kelp. Was yummy. We had a blast. Two to...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful trip that you are considering coming paddling with us again! The islands are still as beautiful as you remember them. We have quite a few specialty trips these days featuring Washington winemakers, brewmasters, as well as...More

Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This trip was spectacular. I put Dec but we did it a few years ago in August. Didn't see Orcas but that was ok. Camped with a small group on Stuart Isl. Food was excellent and we had a blast. Way different than paddling Florida...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

I'm glad you have such fond memories of your trip! Come back and visit us again sometime!

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We called up to see if they were offering any tours for some weird dates. The owner put together a trip, for just me and my wife, even though he has essentially closed for the season. It was a beautiful trip, saw lots of seals,...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

Patrick! It was a pleasure paddling in what can be a fickle season out here! Fortunately we hit the perfect weather window and had October sunshine and the islands to ourselves! Come paddle with us again!

Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were a group of four taking a full day kayak trip. I would highly recommend this tour group. Jennifer was our guide for the day, she was knowledgeable and personable. They weather was perfect (nothing to do with Odyssey, but it added to the...More

1  Thank Nina A
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

There is so much to enjoy out on the water. I'm glad you had a wonderful day with Jennifer. We really feel our guides are what set us apart!

Reviewed 12 September 2016

From the first phone call to the last handshake, my experience with the Odyssey team was perfect. Our guide, Sev was clear with directions creating safty, knowledgeable giving a lesson with each creature crossing our "path"', an excellent chief ..adding pounds to my waiste line.....in...More

1  Thank BettySchlacter
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

I am so glad that you had such a wonderful experience, start to finish, on and off the water. We love getting groups of friends out paddling with us. Your enthusiasm and sense of adventure added so much to the trip and we'd love to...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I went on the one day tour in September. It was fantastic. We saw so many orcas including a few with their young. We somehow ended up along the route many were going and rafted up to have them approach surfacing on...More

1  Thank Louisa C
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

What an amazing experience! Such good fortune to have such a close encounter. To abide by federal law we raft up and remain close to shore when the orcas swim through. On this day the whales were extraordinarily close to shore and we all got...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had a beautiful day on the water. Sev was our guide and was very helpful - he helped me find all day parking. He was extremely knowledgeable of the island and all of it's biology. He was very instructive for a couple of newbies...More

1  Thank HMcdowell31
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

The views are stunning and you all had a beautiful day to see the scenery and enjoy the western shore of San Juan Island. As far as changing our route goes really the best chance at seeing the orcas. It's more their range and speed...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I did the 3 day, 2 night trip to Stuart Island with my 2 teenage children. Our group was 6 people plus our guide. We kayaked 36 miles in 3 days. The scenery is gorgeous. We did not see any whales so I would not...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a wonderful trip and that the weather was so friendly. Our guides are what we feel makes us special and we are glad that you found yours to be informative and skilled both on the water and in...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were looking so forward to "kayaking with the whales"... but, apparently, they had some place else to be... it is a big, big Sound out there and I guess we little humans weren't as appealing as some salmon running further north! But we did...More

1  Thank Sue R
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

Sue, we're so glad that you enjoyed yourself with us for the day! There really is so much to see and I'm sure your enthusiasm and interest were contagious. Come camping with us on one of our over night tours or we can help you...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Just got back from an overnight camping trip with OO about a week ago, and after the time we had, I had to write a review. First of all, it's important for me to note that this review is completely apart from the fact that...More

Thank Stephanie M
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this review

Stephanie, Thanks for the review and the healthy dose of perspective! The whales are incredible but are certainly not the only thing that make paddling in the San Juans with Outdoor Odysseys so wonderful. Come back any time!

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