Half Day Kayak Tours
from Friday Harbor / San Juan Island

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
$99 per person

May – September
Daily departures
10am / 2pm / Sunset

Complimentary shuttle from Friday Harbor

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Kayak Tour Highlights

  • Calm water, beautiful San Juan Islands scenery.
  • Kayaking along the “Orca Highway”, possible whale encounters
  • Lots of seals, eagles, and other interesting wildlife.
  • Great for beginners and families.

This is the most popular sea kayaking tour departing from San Juan Island due to the unparalleled beauty found near Roche Harbor.

The outstanding scenery, abundant wildlife, and one of the most protected routes anywhere in the San Juan Islands make this a favorite trip for beginners and families with children. You’ll be rewarded with fantastic views of many of the “outer” San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands. As your kayak guide leads you around to the west side of Henry Island you’ll find yourself paddling along the “Orca Highway”, so keep an eye out for the whales!

We’ve spent years kayaking throughout the San Juan Islands, and this remains one of our favorite places to enjoy a summer afternoon. We almost always get to see Bald eagles roosting in the trees, and a large population of Harbor seals use the secluded rocks to haul out and rest in the sunshine. When the tide is out, a fascinating array of inter-tidal life is exposed for us to see, and it’s always interesting to take a break in the large kelp beds surrounding Battleship Island (a National Wildlife Refuge).

If you’re not bringing a vehicle to San Juan Island, complimentary shuttle service is available for this trip. Join us!

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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