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Shearwater Kayak Tours

Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-376-4699
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3 hour kayak tour from Doe Bay

We had a choice between two different tours on the day we wanted to kayak. We chose the three... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
filzeka
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Loved it!

Had a ton of fun and Carson was a great instructor! Saw a lot of sea lions and it was easy and fun... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
megginp
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in stable, 2-person kayaks. Seals, bald eagles, otters, & porpoise are common wildlife sightings. Morning, afternoon, & evening 3-hr tours; or pack a lunch and join a Day Trip. Custom group tours can be tailored to your needs. Special tours include: spring wildflowers and moonlight kayaking. Call now for info and reservations!
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“hour tour” (16 reviews)
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Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a choice between two different tours on the day we wanted to kayak. We chose the three hour tour from Doe Bay. We had a small group of seven plus Cory as our guide Cory was excellent, patient and knowledgeable. We would use...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a ton of fun and Carson was a great instructor! Saw a lot of sea lions and it was easy and fun for the kids.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I booked a three-hour kayaking trip leaving from Doe Bay with Shearwater. I was a little hesitant because it was around 50 degrees the morning of our trip, but our guide Corey had all of the necessary gear to ensure that we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

michelle was a lovely and patient guide on our short trip around doe bay - we saw some wildlife and took some photos.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time on our kayak tour out of Doe Bay. Cory was our guide and was incredible! We were both fairly experienced kayakers and the only ones on our tour so Cory took is all the way out to the point...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fun tour. Todd(?) was a great guide. Knowledgeable and friendly. Very safe trip but I understand they have another area with stronger currents for those who want more adventure. 3 hour tour but actually about 2 hours of paddling.More

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Jeff Z, Owner at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Shearwater. I'm glad you enjoyed your kayaking experience. Our 3-hour Kayak Tour does include time for gear adjustment and basic instruction, so time on the water is usually around 2 1/2 hours. Our Doe Bay and Sucia Island...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Shearwater guide, Cory, is a first class, joyful, informative (re: the wildlife, area & kayaking skills) and knowledgeable guide. He really put us novice kayakers at ease and made the whole experience of being on the water surpass any expectations we may have had....More

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Thank Leigh S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned this trip last minute and had a great time. The guide was very nice and took us on a great trip. Felt safe and it was not too strenuous. We would go with this outfit again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every aspect was professionally done. Our guide, Michelle, was outstanding. It was our first time and was a wonderful experience. Plan to do more of it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome tour of small islands. Lots of friendly seals! Hope to return soon. Michelle was a great guide.

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Tony T
Do you have any 3 hours tours scheduled for May 17 or 18?
13 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
We have 3-hour kayak tours scheduled at 10am & 2pm at Deer Harbor Marina on those dates. At this time we have space available on both trips on the 17th, and on the 10am trip on the 18th. Availability is shown on our... More
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charger4life
My wife and I are planning a trip in mid September. Though i know this is a cat and mouse question, where would be the best place to book a kayak adventure with orca whales?
11 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
While whales and kayaking are two of the big attractions to the San Juan Islands, no one can guarantee combining the two. The most likely time to encounter orca whales in the islands is spring and summer – usually mid-May... More
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spoteva
i am interested in a 3 hour tour. i heard the waters are calmer off Orcas Island. can you compare a 3 hour tour off your island vs going off the west side of San Juan via Snug Harbor?
24 August 2016|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
A 3-hour kayak tour anywhere in the San Juans can be a great experience. Winds around the islands don't follow a predictable pattern, but are subject to weather systems coming off the Pacific. Our Deer Harbor location is... More
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