Sea kayaking on the west side of San Juan Island affords participants the best chance in the lower 48 states to observe Orca Whales in their natural habitat. The pristine waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands are host to over 80 resident Orca Whales. They are also home to many other marine mammals and birds, including porpoises, seals, river otters, bald eagles and more.
During your kayak tour, you'll kayak for about an hour and a half and then stop for a break at a beautiful little cove just south of Lime Kiln State Park that has outstanding views of the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island. You'll then continue paddling and exploring along the rocky shores of San Juan Island.
This trip will provide you with unparalleled opportunities to observe, study and learn more about the fascinating marine mammals and birds that range along this wonderful area.
San Juan Island, WA - Friday Harbor
June - September:
Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Double kayaks, paddle, life jacket, sprayskirt, lunch and guide are included.
Tour provides numerous opportunities to observe a vast array of wildlife, but cannot guarantee Orca Whale sightings.
Trip departs from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.
Approximately 6-7 hours. 4.5 hours on the water, plus driving and on-land safety orientation. 10:30am departure from Friday Harbor.
Group sizes vary
We go rain or shine so dress appropriately.
Wear shoes that can get wet, shorts/long pants, shirt. Please avoid wearing cotton pants, sweatshirt. For hot sunny weather bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen. For wetter, cooler weather bring rain gear.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 4 days in advance.