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Outdoor Odysseys

#10 of 30 Outdoor Activities in Friday Harbor Features Animals
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 800-647-4621
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Top notch guided tour of the coastline

I am not usually someone to pay for a guided tour, but this was absolutely worth it and a huge... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seth K
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Boston, Massachusetts
Trust me Outdoor Odyssey is the only way to go!

I am not even sure where to begin, my 13 year old daughter and I had the extreme pleasure of taking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
power_em
,
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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Since 1987, Outdoor Odysseys has been offering quality guided sea kayaking and whale watch tours in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Our tours feature an opportunity to search for Orca whales and eagles while paddling. We offer great camp cuisine including Dutch oven cookery and naturalist guides that are extremely knowledgable about the biological, geological and natural history of the area. We have been selected by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the "200 best outfitters" in the world.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am not usually someone to pay for a guided tour, but this was absolutely worth it and a huge highlight during our time in the San Juan Islands. Our guide was awesome. I really appreciate how he work our way through the waves, as...More

Thank Seth K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am not even sure where to begin, my 13 year old daughter and I had the extreme pleasure of taking the 3 day tour with our amazing guide Jennifer! The first day Jennifer greeted us swept us off to the spot where we take...More

Thank power_em
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! I'm speechless. I'll be sure to pass on your high praise to Jennifer. It makes us so happy to know that your trip was so stellar. Come back and paddle with us soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 8, me, the grandfather, the oldest at 69, plus two daughters, one son-in-law, and four grandkids 13 to 7 years old. We needed to pack just our own clothes. Our guide picked us up at our hotel, took us to...More

Thank OregonTim117
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an entire day just off the coast of San Juan Island with Megan and the Outdoor Odyssey crew in July. Our party was 9 strong and included seasoned kayak veterans and a few rookies. The OO crew couldn't have been more professional and...More

Thank Brian-Sexton
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Well Brian, We are so flattered by your kind words. This area really is a gem and we also think that Megan is fabulous. We hope you are able to make it from your corner of the country to ours again soon to come paddle...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing 3 day ( 2 night) seak kayaking trip with Outdoor Odysseys. Keith, our guide, was better than we expected for a kayak guide, so easy going yet extermpley knowledgable about routes, currents, tides, winds, and saftey. He made our trip the...More

Thank 3boysunder6
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really love setting up and running custom trips for families. We tailor everything from itinerary to food preferences and are so happy that they exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to having you back!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was one i will never forget. Outdoor odyssey does such a great job on these kayak trips. Our guides were wonderful. The food was beyond belief...for anywhere not just a kayaking trip. there were ten of us on the trip 4 of which...More

Thank DJW175
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Those early season trips are some of our favorites! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip and your guides so much. Come see us again!

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We kayaked to Stewart island which is a state park. We set up camp and the guides started making lunch. All food made in Dutch ovens and from scratch. We even made seaweed salad from bull kelp. Was yummy. We had a blast. Two to...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful trip that you are considering coming paddling with us again! The islands are still as beautiful as you remember them. We have quite a few specialty trips these days featuring Washington winemakers, brewmasters, as well as...More

Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This trip was spectacular. I put Dec but we did it a few years ago in August. Didn't see Orcas but that was ok. Camped with a small group on Stuart Isl. Food was excellent and we had a blast. Way different than paddling Florida...More

Thank aimeer209
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

I'm glad you have such fond memories of your trip! Come back and visit us again sometime!

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We called up to see if they were offering any tours for some weird dates. The owner put together a trip, for just me and my wife, even though he has essentially closed for the season. It was a beautiful trip, saw lots of seals,...More

1  Thank patrick b
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Patrick! It was a pleasure paddling in what can be a fickle season out here! Fortunately we hit the perfect weather window and had October sunshine and the islands to ourselves! Come paddle with us again!

Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were a group of four taking a full day kayak trip. I would highly recommend this tour group. Jennifer was our guide for the day, she was knowledgeable and personable. They weather was perfect (nothing to do with Odyssey, but it added to the...More

2  Thank Nina A
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

There is so much to enjoy out on the water. I'm glad you had a wonderful day with Jennifer. We really feel our guides are what set us apart!

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