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Shearwater Kayak Tours

Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-376-4699
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Doe Bay Kayak Trip

4th year of gathering friends for a guided ocean kayak trip during our annual Doe Bay Music... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
jimcontreras59
kayaking Orcas with family, friends, and seals, oh my!

kayaked island to island with views of porpoises and seals! Fun afternoon that anone can do. The... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 yesterday

4th year of gathering friends for a guided ocean kayak trip during our annual Doe Bay Music Festival week on Orcas Island. These trips are always a highlight and this year was ni exception. Sea otters, bald eagles and harbor seals were part of this...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

kayaked island to island with views of porpoises and seals! Fun afternoon that anone can do. The double kayaks enabled all levels of skills.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a 3 hour tour out of Deer Harbor with Michelle as our guide. We are not experienced kayakers at all but we loved it! Michelle did a great job of keeping it simple/easy for us, while explaining the beauty and history of the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The folks at Shearwater were really great. First off we missed our ferry and since there were no other paddlers on our tour they accommodated us by moving back the start time. The paddle and sunset was beautiful. The 2 mile paddle back was strenuous...More

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Thank Julie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kyle was a friendly and low-key guide. He was flexible and patient with us. We were lucky enough to paddle right past a bald eagle eating its dinner on a rock.. We saw some other birds (grebes?) fishing and were observed by harbor seals. It...More

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Thank A G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the sunset kayak tour from West Beach Resort area. Myself, husband and two sons (23 and 27) and one other couple. Kyle our guide was very informative and helpful before starting the tour. The tour was spectacular. Saw harbor otters, two bald eagles (quite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time and terrific trip. Adam was great. Saw lots of seals and enjoyed being on the water. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

our guide, Corey (was it Corey? if not, forgive me!) was thorough, enthusiastic, and had a constant eye for safety issues, like making sure my splashskirt loop was visible before we went into deep water. We had a ball.

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1  Thank tabmk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Michele was a great guide and made sure we got some memorable sights. The most memorable was an incredibly close up view of an adult bald eagle. But we also saw lots of harbor seals (some came very close to our kayak to check us...More

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Thank brahm_ahmadi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of the area around Rosario Resort on Orcas Island was led by a friendly and knowledgeable young man named Kyle. He showed us wildlife in the area, and explained the ins and outs of kayaking. I had not kayaked on open water before...More

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Anthony T
13 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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