Half Day Trips from Anacortes

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

3 hours
$79 adults
$69 discounts* and kids under 12
$99 single kayak option
Early Bird Special: All seats** $69 on the 8:30am trip!!
**Early bird discount not available for the single kayak option

April – September
Daily departures
8:30am / 10:30am / 12:30pm / 2:30pm / 4:30pm
Reservations are strongly recommended for this popular tour!

October – March
Limited schedule. Call for availability.

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or call 1-800-992-1801

*Discounts apply to seniors over 65, active military with ID and groups of 20+.

Prepare for your trip!

Kayak Tour Highlights

  • Gorgeous Views
  • Seals, porpoise, eagles, and possible killer whale sightings.
  • Secluded shorelines (avoid the crowds!)
  • Fun and knowledgeable guides
  • No Experience Necessary!
  • Convenient and affordable!

These kayak trips are our most popular tours for a variety of reasons. The convenient location, perfect length of time, affordable prices, and diverse departure times all add up to a great day of sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands.

For your comfort and security we custom designed special sea kayak docks that make entering and exiting our kayaks almost effortless. The first few minutes of this kayak tour are in the bathtub-like conditions of the marina. This allows folks who have never been sea kayaking before to settle in and get comfortable in the kayak.

Most trips paddle out to 3 small islands nestled in Burrows Bay. When the conditions are right your guide may attempt a full circumnavigation of Burrows Island or Allan Island, showing you outstanding views of the San Juan Islands and Olympic Mountains.

There is something new around every corner on this kayaking tour. Our knowledgeable kayak guides are always on the lookout for seals, eagles, porpoise, and of courseā€¦Orca whales.

Although we pride ourselves on not making unreasonable claims in regards to sea kayaking with Orca whales, this trip presents great opportunities to see the whales, and many of the other creatures who call the San Juan Islands home.

Everyday is different, but one thing is certain, you will enjoy your experience of kayaking in one of the most outstanding places in Washington State.

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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