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Shearwater Kayak Tours

138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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We were first timers. Guides helpful, laid back and showed us some lovely sites. Saw porpoises... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Jennifer H
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Arcata, United States
We had a lovely paddle!

Knowledgeable and friendly guide took us out for the morning. We were the only ones at that time... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
R G
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Bellingham, Washington
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Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in stable, 2-person kayaks. Seals, bald eagles, otters, & porpoise are common wildlife sightings. Morning, afternoon, & evening 3-hr tours; or pack a lunch and join a Day Trip. Custom group tours can be tailored to your needs. Special tours include: spring wildflowers and moonlight kayaking. Call now for info and reservations!
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“deer harbor” (45 reviews)
“hour tour” (22 reviews)
“great guide” (16 reviews)
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138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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Reviewed yesterday

We were first timers. Guides helpful, laid back and showed us some lovely sites. Saw porpoises, eagles, jelly fish, & seals.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Knowledgeable and friendly guide took us out for the morning. We were the only ones at that time. He did a great job of keeping it to our pace and ability.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great trip! Remember to bring water and a jacket in case the winds come up! Such a beautiful island and a great guide

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide Adam was great. We had a good time and was very comfortable the entire time. The views were amazing. The pace was relaxing.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommend this experience on Orcas Island. Would definitely also book the full day experience as the 3 hours wasn't enough time on the water!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful kayaking adventure. Gorgeous day and a great guide. He was so knowledgeable. Thank you for a wonderful adventure!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family enjoyed a beautiful day with an informative and fun guide around Orcas island in kayaks. I highly recommend this as a fun family outing in one of the most beautiful places i have ever been.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Shearwater Kayak Tours was awesome. Corey could not have been a better guide. I would strongly recommend their tours and plan to take more myself.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lovely paddle into Doe Bay with six others with Cory as our guide. Cory was knowledgeable about the area, personable, and patient and oriented to the safety of our group. The area was gorgeous and our tour was a highlight of our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fine work by guide both with us viz our management of kayak skills and in terms of leading us through the space. Its not easy to work with people with many different skill levels, easy to get impatient or to judge. There was none...More

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Anthony T
13 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
We have 3-hour kayak tours scheduled at 10am & 2pm at Deer Harbor Marina on those dates. At this time we have space available on both trips on the 17th, and on the 10am trip on the 18th. Availability is shown on our... More
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charger4life
11 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
While whales and kayaking are two of the big attractions to the San Juan Islands, no one can guarantee combining the two. The most likely time to encounter orca whales in the islands is spring and summer – usually mid-May... More
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