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Discovery Sea Kayaks

260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
+1 360-378-2559
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Even saw Orca

Great Kayaking tour, we went with a guide who pointed out various marine life that we would not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
George S
Rochester, Michigan
Sea kayaking October

Had an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. Excellent day, great weather, way easier then I... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Okotoks, Canada
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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 Tours travel routes best to encounter whales and marine wildlife. Our multi-day kayak tours range from 2 to 5 days with the 3-day kayak tour being our most popular. We provide all the equipment and cook every meal with fresh locally sourced foods. We are proud to employ a small group of professional guidesthat are extremely skilled kayakers and trained naturalist. Safety, Education, and Adventure are ensured with our amazing team of guides. We operate some of the smallest groups sizes to ensure each kayak tour provides a personal experience. Our downtown location is the perfect starting point for exploring the island by bike. We have the largest electric bike rental fleet on island and quality traditional bikes as well.
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260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
+1 360-378-2559
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Kayaking tour, we went with a guide who pointed out various marine life that we would not have noticed. I estimate that we were about 200 yards from some Orca at one point. I recommend have fingerless gloves (bicycles glove) when kayaking

Thank George S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Had an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. Excellent day, great weather, way easier then I expected. Great half day tour, beautiful ights. Would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in sea kayaking. Our bed & breakfast owner Art Smith, recommended this company...More

Thank cladoo40
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Did not see any whales but this was an excellent half day tour. The waters off San Juan Island are beautiful as is the shore. We did see deals and eagles and cormorants. Our guide Kelly was extremely knowledgeable confident and helpful. She made a...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Went for the full day kayaking option. I went as a single and there were four other people along that day. Everyone had done at least a little kayaking before so there wasn't too much time needed for instruction and we got in the water...More

1  Thank jj1919
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My husband and I had never been in a sea kayak although we both have done Inflatables on rivers before. i was so impressed by our tour. Our guide, Kelly, was so knowledgable, professional and fun. The tour was1/2 day and now we long to...More

1  Thank Cate O'Hare A
Reviewed 26 September 2017

On 9-16, my husband and I rented e-bikes for the first time ever. They were waiting for us at the shop and the staff did a good job making sure we knew how to control them and adjusting them for best fit. And then we...More

1  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Booking online was quick and easy for our group of 3 for the full-day kayaking! All done online, including liability waivers, so we were ready to go with no tedious paperwork at the counter. Directions for out-of-towners were clear and concise and got us to...More

Thank Lavada C
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

There are several kayak/adventure companies that launch in Friday Harbor, but this group, by far, is the best. Specializing in small groups, we had a party of 4 lead by Kelly who was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about the region, the wildlife, and a...More

Thank Mitchy41
Reviewed 15 September 2017

With a limited amount of time, we decided that the best way to see the island would be to hire eBikes as we wanted to cycle and cover as much of the island as possible. Booked the bikes in advance via their website and headed...More

1  Thank jdh009
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Wonderful guide. The minute we got in our kayaks we saw whales. Magical! We also saw seals and jelly fish. Nice adventure. I enjoyed being near the water and kayaking. It was my first time in a sea kayak very easy.

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Evie P
6 June 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.
7 September 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