San Juan Island Kayak Tour

San Juan Island, WA

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Enjoy an amazing day kayaking and viewing wildlife at picturesque San Juan Island!

  • Your guides have over 25 years' experience and were a 2009 recipient of National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine's "200 Best Adventure Travel" award
  • These pristine waters are host to over 80 resident Orca Whales and many other marine mammals and birds
  • Explore San Juan Island, paddle along Lime Kiln State Park, and enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island!
San Juan Island, WA - Friday Harbor
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Mid-May through September:
Daily - 10:30 AM or 10:45 AM 

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 12 years of age
  • Double kayaks, paddle, life jacket, sprayskirt, 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. 10:30 AM departure from Friday Harbor.
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Maximum Participants
Group sizes vary
Not Allowed
Weather Dependent
We go rain or shine so dress appropriately.
What To Wear
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.
How do I get to the Friday Harbor?

Most people drive from Seattle to Anacortes and then take the ferry to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. If you are not staying on the Island, it is strongly recommend to park at the terminal and walk on the ferry. The ferry to the Friday Harbor is not included in the experience price.

Am I guaranteed to see Orca Whales?
The Orcas are generally found in the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands between May and October when salmon, their primary prey, come from the ocean to spawn in either Fraser River or the rivers of Puget Sound. Late May, June and early July are the best months for seeing these magnificent creatures. However, mid to late July, August and September can also provide great opportunities for seeing Orcas, but it's never guaranteed.
What kind of wildlife will I see?

Some of the more common wildlife sightings are Minke whales, Dalls porpoises, Harbor porpoises, Harbor seals, and river otters. In terms of birds, the San Juans are host to the second largest breeding population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. Other birds include terns, gulls, ducks, various alcids, and a host of others. Unfortunately, it's not guaranteed that you will see all wildlife, but hopefully a large variety.

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Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Cancellations made at least 4 days prior to the experience date will incur a cancellation fee of $30.00, with the remaining balance to be applied to another Virgin Experience Gifts experience of the participant's choice. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 4 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 12 reviews.
Great company and tour. Highly recommend!
Wonderful and relaxing trip up to the San Juans. Out guide Laura could not have been more welcoming, patient, knowledgeable or passionate! Lunch was great and totally unexpected and every little sign of life on the trip was made as exciting as seeing a whale.
Great experience! Would recommend to any of my friends or family. The staff was more than helpful and fostered a fun environment. Duncan is AMAZING!!
Our experience was great! Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and we had a ton of fun.
I had a lovely time. It was my first time to the San Juan’s and I felt the guides were super friendly, kind and knowledgeable (about the surroundings, plant life, wild life etc) I would def. come back again and would highly recommend this to anyone
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