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Washington State Sea Kayaking Outfitters and Guides provide guests with captivating, scenic, Northwest views, inland and coastal adventure, and up-close encounters with orca whales and other marine wildlife.
Outfitters from Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Olympia, Tacoma, Puget Sound, Lake Union, Forks, Seattle and other locations around the San Juan Islands offer guided day trips, multi-day trips, rentals, merchandise and equipment.
Connect with sea kayaking guides and outfitters in Washington State by browsing through the following descriptions and listings to find the guide or outfitter that best fits your vacation needs. Click on their names to reach their websites for more information about their trips, equipment, staff, and services.
Voted #1 Eco-Adventure company in the Northwest! Conveniently located on BOTH sides of the San Juan Ferry route! Join us on a fun trip from Anacortes or Friday Harbor. Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary. We keep our group sizes small to ensure the best possible experience every day. Make the most of your vacation time; join us as we explore the Secret Side of the San Juan Islands.
Discover the San Juan Islands by Sea Kayak, the way the San Juan Islands were meant to be explored. First-timers and seasoned kayakers alike will appreciate our commitment to small group size, unique launching points and destinations that take us away from the well-beaten kayak paths many other sea kayak outfitters use, while still giving you the opportunity to enjoy all the spectacular natural wonders the San Juan Islands have to offer. Day and sunset trip, Multi-day camping tours, Kayak rentals, retail paddle and outdoor clothing offered at our waterfront store.
Kayak the beautiful west-side of San Juan Island with our naturalist guides. Crystal Seas offers 3 hour, day (6 hour) and multi-day tours and provides free transportation from Friday Harbor to our kayak docks on Mitchell Bay. While kayaking be on the lookout for orca whales, harbor seals, sea lions, porpoise, bald eagles and a variety of sea birds. We specialize in small groups but can take large private groups as well. Book both your kayaking and a whale watching cruise though us and receive 10% off. Owner operated since 1994 by second generation islanders.
Blue Otter Outfitters. 2650 Pear Point Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-4027; Cell: 360-317-7509.
Gig Harbor Kayak Club. PO Box 2264, Gig Harbor, WA 98335.
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Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast: From Northern Oregon to British Columbia's North Coast, 2nd Edition by Peter McGee and John Dowd. This guidebook provides detailed information on more than 30 kayak routes featuring required skill levels, length of trip, hazards, weather, currents, ferry and air travel, rentals and tours. Eighteen regions are explored from Oregon to British Columbia. Order now...
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