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Discovery Sea Kayaks

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In the heart of downtown Friday Harbor, we offer a range of San Juan Islands Kayak Tours and Bike Rentals. Kayak Tours range from a half day outing to multiple days out camping on the outer islands. Our signature Full Day, Half Day and Sunset Kayak...more
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260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
+1 360-378-2559
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just returned from an unbelievably awesome 5 day, 70 mile kayak adventure. The San Juan Islands are incredibly scenic.... So many amazing views of the Salish Sea, Olympics, Cascades, and wildlife from both the kayaks and our campsites. Not only was the paddling great, but...More

4  Thank Ashley E
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

First encounter was with owner. Walked into shop wasn't greeted right away. On computer.. while talking to old guy felt like i was wasting his time. Kinda sucked having this be the first stop after getting off of ferry. Glad i went to outdoor oddyseys.More

2  Thank dloza
DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

I was not in the shop the day you must of walked in. But I am sorry to hear about your experience in our office. I know working in the office, depending on the time of day, things get a little behind and given we...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great trip. Highly recommend this company. The equipment is good; the guides are knowledgeable, personable and safe, and do a great job of accommodating varying interests and activity levels. You can’t beat the location and the beautiful scenery.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely time on our group kayak trip. The guide was really friendly and knowledgeable about the San Juans, the animals we saw, the geography, the plants, etc. You name it, he knew it. He made sure everyone was comfortable...More

Thank SimpsonBjork
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We are so happy we went with Discovery Kayak. Chad was fun, engaging and very well versed in the area. We got to see various birds, seals and Orcas! Thank you for making this such a wonderful experience on our honeymoon.

Thank WATraveler2001
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We had an amazing time on this tour! Our guide Kelly was friendly and super knowledgeable. She also had an amazing eye and spotted a lot of wildlife we might not have noticed. We saw seals, sea lions, eagles and eagle nests, and a variety...More

Thank acostaam11
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Our full day kayak tour with Kelly was the highlight of our trip to San Juan Island!! All the gear we needed was provided including a skirt to keep water out of the kayak. We aren’t super experienced kayakers but had no trouble with the...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We enjoyed the small group tour (1/2 day) and our guide was both knowledgeable and friendly. Everything went smoothly - from the sign-up to the equipment distribution and training as well as the tour itself. Kelly was really wonderful and had a good eye for...More

Thank mmm2824
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We took the half-day kayak tour. It was one of our highlights on our vacation to the San Juan Islands. Our guide was great, very informative and helpful for first time kayakers. Definitely recommended !

Thank Footprints444890
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We went on a 4 hour kayak on the west side of the island. We had booked in advance and filled out all the forms before we arrived. Once everyone in our group of 5 arrived, we were quickly on our way in their van....More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This was hands-down the highlight of my vacation; while I didn't see whales on this trip (which is never the fault of any tour company!) it was still incredible. Simply being out in this environment is worth every penny, and our trip leader Avery did...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Our guides, Jake and Victor, were great, explaining the nature of the bioluminescent noctiluca and taking us to small bays where they were plentiful. It was an unforgettable experience, allowing us an up-close view of this phenomenon. I was impressed by the quality of the...More

Thank Susan C
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August 30, 2018|
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Response from Barbara R | Reviewed this property |
We had a fun ride from Friday Harbor to Roche Harbor—road was wide enough to share with cars, and the e-assist made the hills very manageable. Took 1.5 hours to get to Roche Harbor (we were pedaling at a very leisurely pace... More
Evie P
June 6, 2016|
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Response from Jason G | Property representative |
We have a minimum age of 12 years old for the tour. But we have found the best age is early teens and up. Given how late the tour operates younger paddler tend to fade pretty fast.
September 7, 2015|
Response from Jason G | Property representative |
The kayaks we use are Current Design Libra XT tandem kayaks. The seats do have back support, but I would not say that have anymore support than any other tandem kayak in its class. They are comfortable kayaks, but back... More