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Welcome to the San Juan Island guide to local sea kayaking! Links below will direct you to sea kayaking outfitters and guided tours for all abilities. While touring through the water surrounding San Juan Island kayakers will have a chance to see forested island shores, splendid views, Orcas Whales, Harbor Seals, Porpoise, Seals, and Bald Eagles. Many of the tour guides are well informed naturalists, able to answer your questions and identify the different marine life.
Join us for a Whale Watch, Sea Kayak, or Adventure Tour. The San Juan Islands are considered the best place in the world to observe killer whales in the wild, and there is no better location to depart from than our marine adventure center at Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. We specialize in small groups, with a low guest to guide ratio. Whether you are on our whale watch vessel, or kayak tour, guests can expect to see Killer Whales, Harbor Seals, Porpoise, Seals, Bald Eagles and more. Families and people of all abilities are welcome.
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.
Adventure Kayak Tours. PO Box 2106, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-5296; Toll-free: 1-888-858-5296.
Blue Otter Outfitters. 2650 Pear Point Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-4027; Cell: 360-317-7509.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
The San Juan Islands (Afoot & Afloat) by Marge Mueller and Ted Mueller. The guide to boating and activities in Washington's San Juan Islands. New sidebars on wildlife and history, best side trips and the best places and times to view birds, wildlife, wildflowers, and intertidal life. Driving directions and other data reformatted for "find it at a glance" use. Order now...
A Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide: Vol. 4 - The San Juan Islands, 1st Edition by Anne Yeadon-Jones and Laurence Yeadon-Jones. Detailed, hand-drawn charts illustrate safe approaches to anchorages and marinas. Descriptive text provides vital information and local knowledge about each destination plus fun tips to enhance the cruising experience. Order now...
A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands: Olympia to Port Angeles, 2nd Edition by Migael Scherer. An innovative "Cruise Planner" section with prepackaged itineraries for cruises of various duration, 120 full-color photos, 75 color chartlets and larger size and lay-flat binding for ease of use. Order now...
Moon San Juan Islands: Including Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands. by Don Pitcher. Experience the San Juan Islands, from sea kayaking off Orcas Island to whale-watching near Victoria along with many other activities. Also includes information on dining, transportation and lodging. Order now...
The Essential San Juan Islands Guide by Marge Mueller and Ted Mueller. Twenty maps help you locate sites, and the Lodging at a Glance table saves you time and clarifies your overnight options. Information about how to get there and what to do once you arrive are categorized by island, and include icons. Order now...
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