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Address: Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98221-2986
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Anacortes Kayak Tours is a family owned and operated that offers fun and...

Anacortes Kayak Tours is a family owned and operated that offers fun and affordable sea kayaking trips in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Our headquarters are in Anacortes, on Fidalgo Island, and we also offers tours departing from San Juan Island and Orcas Island. A variety of trips including Half Day tours, Full Day excursions, and Multi-Day adventures are available. No prior kayaking experience necessary. Join us!

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Our group of 5 did the full day tour of Burrows Island. We had a great day kayaking around the islands with Sean, who was also training in two new guides, Alyssa and Jacqueline... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of 5 did the full day tour of Burrows Island. We had a great day kayaking around the islands with Sean, who was also training in two new guides, Alyssa and Jacqueline. They were all so helpful and pleasant. Sean was a great guide and Alyssa and Jacqueline will be the same. Sean knew so much about the... More 

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santa fe, nm
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I wanted to try something new. We booked half day kayak trip. It was wonderful. We saw seal, Eagles and porpoise. Our guide, Sean made sure to tell us neat and informative history and information while we paddled. He was very easy going and really made sure we were enjoying ourselves. If you are not an experienced... More 

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Thank Robin C
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post this descriptive review, Robin! It's helpful for others to hear how easy and fun these tours can be. It's not surprising to hear that your daughter liked Mad Hatters, our kids love their ice cream too! Thanks again for choosing us, we hope to see you again. More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

GREAT way to see the outstanding beauty of the PNW by kayaking around the islands. Everything was so well organized and the kayaks were great. Highly recommend requesting Sean as your guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the islands and surrounding nature and geography. Special day with a group of special family members. Don't hesitate to sign... More 

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Thank Linda K
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us, Linda! I am glad to hear that Sean was able to provide you with a rewarding experience and that you and your family enjoyed paddling around Burrows Island. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful place to take our guests. Give us a call the next time that you and your family want to get... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little too early in the season to see any whales, but we had great weather and saw many other types of marine life including some playful seals. We had a great time with our guide Lisa! Her knowledge of the native wildlife is really impressive.

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Thank Matt M
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback about your experience with Lisa, we love having her on the team again this year. Unfortunately the whales did not cooperate this time, but Burrows Island seldom disappoints and it sounds like you were able to encounter a lot of other animals. Thanks for joining us, and for taking the time to post a review.... More 

Cordova, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were too early in the season to catch sight of Orcas, but the sun was out, the seas were calm and the guide (Jordan) was fun. My wife joined us and was surprised how easy and safe the trip was. Her comment was "it was like we were on a big lake!"

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Thank Gary F
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us, and for taking the time to post a review of the experience! We are super happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the water, and that the conditions were calm. That always makes things easier. Too bad that the Orcas did not cooperate this time, it is just a bit early for regular sightings.... More 

Anacortes, Washington
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a 3 hour paddle and it was fantastic! My two adult daughters and I paddled out to Allan Island with Lisa as our guide. We saw a variety of tide pool (intertidal) sea life, a pair of oyster catchers, harbor seals, bald eagles and the best was being surrounded by a large pod of feeding harbor porpoises.... More 

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Thank Marlene F
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out with us Marlene! It is always great to hear good reports from locals who join our tours. I'm glad that those porpoise cooperated and provided you with a fun encounter, they can be found in fairly abundant numbers out there. Thanks for taking the time to post this review! More 

Bremerton, Washington, United States
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

WOW! The tour was gorgeous, the tour guide, Lisa, was excellent - she kept everyone engaged and entertained. She knew so much about the local wildlife and so much information about the surrounding area. Lisa also gave us great tips for dining the rest of our stay. I'd absolutely go back and do this tour again and again.

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Thank redkitty0502
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! It was a beautiful day to be out on the water, and I am glad to hear that you had a good experience with Lisa. She is a really fun person to have on staff. Give us a call the next time that you are going to be in the area, we'd love to take you... More 

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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

This tour was a great option if you want to experience kayaking without spending your entire day doing it. The tour wasn't difficult at all. Everyone pretty much stays in a group. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had great stories about the area. We saw seals, touched kelp and got pretty close to Deception Pass. If you're on the... More 

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Thank LizzyT33
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us LizzyT, and thanks for posting this nice review. From the looks of your photos it seems that you enjoyed a bluebird day of kayaking. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and I hope that we can see you again on one of our other tours. If you liked Deception Pass then... More 

Seattle, WA
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I went out in a group of 8 women for a bridal shower in July. I was worried about how much work this would be and how exhausted /grumpy I would be because I'm not in spectacular shape, though I do have decent core strength. The trip exceeded all of my expectations and I had a fantastic time. Kayaking on... More 

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Thank cibilant
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

I'm glad that the bridal shower went so well for your group. Julia and Oliver had a fun time out there with you too. It's nice to hear that we exceeded your expectations, that's always the top priority for our staff and they work hard to make it happen. It always helps when the wildlife cooperate too! Please don't hesitate... More 

Mukilteo, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

For my husbands birthday, I bought him this 2 hour kayak tour from Deception Pass. We took along our two daughters, ages 12 and 9. My 9 year old has a short attention span, but she was sad that it ended so soon! We learned so much about the the seaweed and wildlife and even kayaked pass an island wedding!... More 

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Thank Valerie G
Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing your family out with us Valerie, I'm glad that everyone enjoyed themselves. Deception Pass State Park is a great place to introduce kids to kayaking. I think that you'd really enjoy our three hour trip out to Burrows Island, give us a call if you are coming to Anacortes! Thanks again for the nice review! More 

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