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San Juan Island Kayak Tour in Seattle
  • San Juan Island Kayak Tour in Seattle
  • Limekiln Lighthouse seen on San Juan Kayak Tour
  • San Juan Island Orca Tour in Seattle
  • Orca on San Juan Island Kayak Tour
  • Eagle on Kayaking Tour of San Juan Island in Seattle

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San Juan Island Kayak Tour

San Juan Island, WA

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Enjoy an amazing day kayaking and viewing wildlife at picturesque San Juan Island!

  • Your guides have over 25 years' experience and were a 2009 recipient of National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine's "200 Best Adventure Travel" award
  • These pristine waters are host to over 80 resident Orca Whales and many other marine mammals and birds
  • Explore San Juan Island, paddle along Lime Kiln State Park, and enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island!

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  • Enjoy an amazing day kayaking and viewing wildlife at picturesque San Juan Island!

    • Your guides have over 25 years' experience and were a 2009 recipient of National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine's "200 Best Adventure Travel" award
    • These pristine waters are host to over 80 resident Orca Whales and many other marine mammals and birds
    • Explore San Juan Island, paddle along Lime Kiln State Park, and enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island!

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  • Sea kayaking on the west side of San Juan Island affords participants the best chance in the lower 48 states to observe Orca Whales in their natural habitat. The pristine waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands are host to over 80 resident Orca Whales. They are also home to many other marine mammals and birds, including porpoises, seals, river otters, bald eagles and more.

    During your kayak tour, you'll kayak for about an hour and a half and then stop for a break at a beautiful little cove just south of Lime Kiln State Park that has outstanding views of the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island. You'll then continue paddling and exploring along the rocky shores of San Juan Island in prime Orca waters.

    You will then pull off and explore the driftwood beach with beautiful views as your guide prepares a delicious vegetarian meal. After recharging, you will paddle back to San Juan County Park.

    This trip will provide you with unparalleled opportunities to observe, study and learn more about the fascinating marine mammals and birds that range along this wonderful area!

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  • Essential Information

    • Participants must be at least 12 years of age
    • Double kayaks, paddle, life jacket, sprayskirt, lunch and guide are included
    • Tour provides numerous opportunities to observe a vast array of wildlife but cannot guarantee Orca Whale sightings
    • Trip departs from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island

    Duration

    Approximately 6-7 hours. 4.5 hours on the water, plus driving and on-land safety orientation. 10:30 AM departure from Friday Harbor.

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    Maximum Participants

    Group sizes vary

    Spectators

    Not Allowed

    Weather Dependent

    We go rain or shine so dress appropriately.

    What To Wear

    Wear shoes that can get wet, shorts/long pants, shirt. Please avoid wearing cotton pants, sweatshirt. For hot sunny weather bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen. For wetter, cooler weather bring rain gear.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 4 days in advance.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Cancellations made at least 4 days prior to the experience date will incur a cancellation fee of $30.00, with the remaining balance to be applied to another Cloud 9 Living experience of the participant's choice. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 4 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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    1. How do I get to the Friday Harbor?

      Most people drive from Seattle to Anacortes and then take the ferry to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. If you are not staying on the Island, it is strongly recommend to park at the terminal and walk on the ferry. The ferry to the Friday Harbor is not included in the experience price.

    2. Am I guaranteed to see Orca Whales?
      The Orcas are generally found in the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands between May and October when salmon, their primary prey, come from the ocean to spawn in either Fraser River or the rivers of Puget Sound. Late May, June and early July are the best months for seeing these magnificent creatures. However, mid to late July, August and September can also provide great opportunities for seeing Orcas, but it's never guaranteed.
    3. What kind of wildlife will I see?

      Some of the more common wildlife sightings are Minke whales, Dalls porpoises, Harbor porpoises, Harbor seals, and river otters. In terms of birds, the San Juans are host to the second largest breeding population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. Other birds include terns, gulls, ducks, various alcids, and a host of others. Unfortunately, it's not guaranteed that you will see all wildlife, but hopefully a large variety.

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June through September:
Daily - 10:30 AM

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