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Shearwater Kayak Tours

138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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Wonderful three hours on the water

We did a three hour guided tour with Corey, out of Deer Harbor, on Sunday May 20. The weather was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fullermartha2018
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Eastsound, Washington
Beautiful, fun, must do adventure!

Cory lead our kayaking trip today and did a phenomenal job. He was a great educator in kayaking and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MGLaughner
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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...more
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138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a three hour guided tour with Corey, out of Deer Harbor, on Sunday May 20. The weather was gorgeous, and we saw harbor seals and many different seabirds. Corey is a GREAT guide - low key, knowledgeable, friendly, respectful, safety focused and supportive....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cory lead our kayaking trip today and did a phenomenal job. He was a great educator in kayaking and as a naturalist guide without overdoing it. He was also very kind and patient. We saw numerous types of birds and also seals. Just a fantastic...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a fabulous day on the water kayaking with our guide Michelle. Although we had a small chop on the water Michelle took us through some passages and islands on the lee side. Calm waters and easy paddling were the order of the day;...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The best guided kayak tour we have had in any state. Corey (our guide) was knowledgeable, caring and fun! Granted you are kayaking in waters with Orcas, Humpback whales, Stellar sea lions and various other sea life on the open water, but have no fear...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cori was an amazing guide and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. He took us around several small islands and showed us wildlife and some amazing flowers we would have never discovered on our own.

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1  Thank Nathan G
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Our group of 5 adults (ages 36-67) and 2 children (Age 9 & 10) had a wonderful day kayaking with Shearwater. We did a 3 hour tour and saw seals, bird, and other wildlife. The children and adults all had a fun time and thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Our family of three (mom, dad, teenage daughter) booked a tour with Shearwater out of their Deer Harbor location, and were paired up with another family of three (dad, teen son, daughter). After a safety brief and a quick paddling lesson off the dock, the...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Scanning the array of islands laid out over the wall at the summit of Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island you’ll notice a fascinating cluster that is identified as the Sucia Islands Marine State Park. If you scream in delight as I did, you’ll immediately want...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

On a recent visit to Orcas we went kayaking- 3 hour Deer Harbor tour. Our guide was very friendly and made the afternoon a relaxing and fun kayaking tour. We saw several seals and the views from the water were amazing.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Had a great time. Smart, funny guide. Knew a great deal abotut he local ecology, culture and history of the islands.

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Thank Michael H
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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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