Full Day Kayak Tours from
Friday Harbor / San Juan Island

The San Juan Islands offer the best opportunity to see whales from a kayak
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The amazing experience of kayaking with whales in the San Juan Islands!
Sea kayaking through the beautiful San Juan Islands scenery near Anacortes, Washington
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Sea Kayaking in the San Juan Islands National Monument, Washington State.
Young children love the wildlife they encounter while on a kayak tour in the San Juan Islands
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Kayak tours from Anacortes to Burrows Island, San Juan Islands, Washington State
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We specialize in family kayak tours from Anacortes Washington.
Viewing Burrows Island and the San Juans from Mt Erie, Anacortes, Washington State
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Burrows Island, as seen from Mt Erie in Anacortes Washington
Taking a break on a guided San Juan kayak tour from Anacortes Washington.
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Photo-op near the Burrows Lighthouse, Anacortes, Washington.
Professionally guided kayaking trips with Anacortes kayak tours. Looking for wildlife.
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Looking for wildlife while kayaking from Anacortes.
Seals resting on rocks, safe from Orca whales
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Resting on rocks, safe from Orca whales!
A rare coyote sighting while kayaking near Anacortes, Washington State
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Encountering a coyote while kayaking around Burrows Island
Bald eagles are commonly seen wildlife in the San Juan Islands
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Up close with a Bald eagle while kayaking in the San Juans.
Launching the kayaks is easy from custom made kayak docks in Anacortes
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Custom kayak docks makes launching and landing easy

5 hours
$115 per person
(no discounts available on this trip)

May – September
Daily departures

Complimentary Shuttle from Friday Harbor is available upon request.

If this trip does not work with your schedule then please call. We frequently arrange alternative departure times. Thanks!

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Kayak Tour Highlights

  • Paddling on the “Orca Highway”.
  • Loads of other wildlife: porpoise, seals, Bald eagles, sea lions, and more.
  • A fun, knowledgeable, and professionally trained guide.
  • A mid-trip break on a secluded beach. Food is not provided—make sure to bring a lunch!
  • Stunning views.
  • Historic Roche Harbor

This is a fun kayaking trip that is suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers alike! Departing from Roche Harbor on San Juan Island, you’ll be paddling out on the “Orca Highway”, offering you the best opportunity to enjoy sea kayaking with our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. While your guide searches for whales and other interesting wildlife, you’ll be treated to gorgeous views into Canada and the Olympic mountains.

Your San Juan Island sea kayaking experience begins at the lovely Roche Harbor Resort where your guide will outfit you in kayaking gear and give you a brief paddle lesson and safety talk before you set out.

Most trips set out to circumnavigate Henry Island on the west side of San Juan Island. Wildlife is abundant here, and there are ample opportunities to encounter seals, porpoise, and the iconic Orca whales.

While whale encounters are certainly a very exciting possibility on these kayaking tours, loads of interesting marine life can be found even when the whales are not in the area. Your guides are skilled naturalists who enjoy sharing their knowledge of the area with their guests so be sure to ask a lot of questions.

A mid-trip break on the beach allows you to stretch your legs and enjoy a bite to eat. Food is not provided; please bring your own lunch or snack to enjoy on the islands!

I just returned home from an amazing kayak vacation with you folks, and I’m dreading a return to real life tomorrow. My head is still full of the San Juans and I wish that I could have stayed out for another day, or ten.

I did quite a bit of research before booking the trip and your company stood out clearly. You seemed more personable, friendly, and genuinely excited about what you do.

I also appreciated the realistic expectations on whale sightings.

My only regret is that I had to leave. Next time — five day trip!

Thanks again,
Julie Alexander

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