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Shearwater Kayak Tours

Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-376-4699
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A great day on the water

We arranged kayaking for our group of 13 at Shearwater last week while vacationing in the San Juan... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
K L
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Sucia Island Kayak Tour

We had a fantastic time with Michelle paddling around Sucia Island -- we saw lots of birds, seals... read more

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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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Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged kayaking for our group of 13 at Shearwater last week while vacationing in the San Juan Islands. Everyone, adults & teenagers, said it was one of the highlights of our trip. We were blessed with exceptional weather and 2 great guides - Carson...More

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Thank K L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time with Michelle paddling around Sucia Island -- we saw lots of birds, seals, and sea stars. Michelle was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made sure we had a great day!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the three hour sunset tour from West Beach on Orcas Island and loved it. Jeff was a fantastic guide. We saw bald eagles, sea otters, porpoises, and one gorgeous sunset.

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Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a 3-hour kayak tour with Shearwater - it was great! Our group of 2 adults and 3 teens were with 4 other adults and 2 guides. The guides were very nice, got us geared up and ready to go. We had a good...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This would have been our third family outing with Shearwater but rough seas kept us on shore. Jeff waited on the dock with our group of 10 for nearly an hour to see if the winds might die down a bit. It speaks well of...More

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Thank cschweiger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Cory, was patient, encouraging and informative. He quickly determined our wishes and provided an enjoyable experience for our group.

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1  Thank gkarelitsky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Doe Bay guide Corey was super relaxed and provided great instruction for our novice group! Beautiful staged paddle and lots of local knowledge. Highly recommend this organization.

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1  Thank Hilary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to spend a day in the San Juan's! Our guide was great and patient with us novice kayakers. He was sure to make sure we all felt attended to. We have used Shearwater before and have always had a great experience....More

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Thank Heather N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the quiet tour of the sea via the kayaks. It was a drizzly day but still the water was crystal clear and we could see the bottom as we coasted along the shores. Beautiful vistas, easy going as most the time the current pushed...More

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Thank Daphne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit apprehensive about an "all-day" kayaking trip, even though I was reassured that it wasn't really all day. But the lure of going out to Sucia Island State Park over rode my concerns and we had a wonderful and relaxing trip. As...More

1  Thank Holly R
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Tony T
12 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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