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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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San Juan Kayaking

There are several kayak/adventure companies that launch in Friday Harbor, but this group, by far... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mitchy41
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Dallas, Texas
via mobile
THE place for eBike hire!

With a limited amount of time, we decided that the best way to see the island would be to hire... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jdh009
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Oxford
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank T4924IWnancyk
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were very happy with DSK's Bioluminescence Tour. Along with the rest of the group, we were picked up at the shop in Friday Harbor and launched from the beach at Griffin Bay. All details and preparations were as described and our...More

Thank Cayle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was fantastic. We signed up for their 5 day "deluxe" tour, and it exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Rick, was superb - knowledgeable, easy going, professional yet very personable, constantly busy on our behalf (preparing camp, preparing meals, cleaning up, taking care of...More

Thank Becky O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kelly was a great guide! She had so much information and taught us so much about how to read the water and the history of the area. She tailored the tour to what we wanted. We did not see whales but did see eagles and...More

Thank maryY8993SX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of a kind experience. DSK were friendly, professional, accommodating, and above all knowledgeable on everything from the equipment we used to the islands we passed.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bioluminescence is pure magic and a must see. That said there are definitely some risks with this tour. Discovery Sea Kayak staff were friendly but their setup was poor. They only had one guide who lead at the front of the group. They really...More

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DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

First I want to thank you for taking a moment to leave comments about your tour. We take all reviews and feedback seriously and use them as learning/training tools for the future. Sorry, you felt that you had a risk taking experience. We strive to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best friend and I planned a short getaway to the San Juan islands. We happened to read about the bioluminescence tour, but there was only one spot remaining for the timeframe we had available. I called Discovery Seas and they agreed to squeeze in...More

Thank CindynAl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished a 3 day kayaking trip with Andrew. All i can say is wow! This trip meet and exceeded all my expectations. Andrew was great at figuring out the currents, winds, etc to take advantage. He was always thinking safety and quick to...More

Thank George T
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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.
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685TomL
7 September 2015|
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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
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