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kayaking on orcas island

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kayaking on orcas island


we are beginners in kayaking.

any recommedation for best place to take a kayak tour on Orcas islan?





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1. Re: kayaking on orcas island

IMO whatever company departs from a dock versus one that has everyone haul the heavy double kayaks into the calves high cold water and get in that way is better. In so far as location those are as far spread out on Orcas as can be just about. Deer Harbor is closest to the ferry landing and they probably depart from the dock there which would be 2 pluses for me if I was going there to kayak. Rosario also probably leave from the dock there. It's near Moran State Park so if you also want to hike or camp it's a good location for those situations as well. Doe Bay is far from the ferry landing and the town.

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2. Re: kayaking on orcas island

Contact Shearwater Kayaks. They have tours that leave from Rosario, Doe Bay, West Sound and Deer Harbor (dock entry). None of the locations require you to haul your boats far at all. They have lots of different tour options and are the most experienced.

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