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Shearwater Kayak Tours

Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-376-4699
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Family kayaking in Deer Harbor

Michelle was a great guide. We would recommend to all. We were a family of 3 with and 11 year old... read more

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Angela H
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Houston, Texas
Doe Bay- 3 hour tour

Five in our family group, wonderful day for kayak trip!! Our Guide was awesome and knew a lot... read more

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Dallas, Oregon
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Michelle was a great guide. We would recommend to all. We were a family of 3 with and 11 year old. We are beginner kayakers and all went well. We enjoyed seeing the Harbor seals and seal pup.

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Reviewed yesterday

Five in our family group, wonderful day for kayak trip!! Our Guide was awesome and knew a lot about Orcas, San Juan islands in general and the shoreline habitat. Saw few Starfish, Sea Cucumbers and baby seals!! Round trip to was about 6 miles and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We opted for an easy tour without a strong current and this was perfect for us after having had a more harrowing experience on San Juan with another outfit. . Guide Kyle pointed out all the islands in the area with a story about each...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jeff and his son Kyle lead on a really amazing kayak tour from the west beach resort. The guides were very knowledgeable about the islands and surrounding wild life. We were rewarded with a stunning sunset while porpoise swam along side our kayaks! Well worth...More

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Jeff Z, Manager at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

That was definitely a sunset trip to remember! Thank you for joining us, and taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend & I were the only people who signed up to paddle on Sunday afternoon. We appreciated our guide Michelle , who pointed out seals, eagles and eagle nests. The double kayak seats were uncomfortable but she provided blow-up seat and back rests to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tour guide unimpressive. He didn't offer much info or knowledge about the area or the sea life. Didn't see much wildlife as promised.More

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Jeff Z, Manager at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for joining one of our tours. I'm sorry to read that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. I will share your feedback with this guide to help him improve. Wildlife, unfortunately, is beyond our control and not something we can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really great tour with Cory, who was very helpful, personable, and professional. He pointed out wildlife to us throughout the tour that I wouldn't have noticed!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolute blast on our sunset kayaking tour. Our guide was the star of the trip. He was very personable, incredibly knowledgeable, and just made the trip go from interesting to delightful. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carson was an excellent naturalist and guide. We covered a lot of ground and for the most part kept us out of the wind. Saw lots of wildlife. Enjoyed it immensely.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed that our guide, Carson, was able to craft a trip that was perfect for the skill level of the group. It was clear that he had a lot of choices on how to take us out. He gave us a lot of...More

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Tony 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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spoteva
24 August 2016|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
A 3-hour kayak tour anywhere in the San Juans can be a great experience. Winds around the islands don't follow a predictable pattern, but are subject to weather systems coming off the Pacific. Our Deer Harbor location is... More
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