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Discovery Sea Kayaks

260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
+1 360-378-2559
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Overall amazing experience

I did the half day tour (~4 hours). This was my first time doing this thing so I didn't know what... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paula G
3 Days of Kayaking and Camping

My partner and I along with two friends have been aching to do a trip like this. For years, in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ShaunaRachel
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Santa Barbara, California
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Providing San Juan Kayak Tours since 2001. We offer a range of San Juan Island kayak tours; Half Day, Full Day, Sunset and Bioluminescence Kayak Tours. We also have longer kayak expeditions for 2, 3, and 5 days for kayaking and camping. Kayak tour routes are designed for whale watching during the prime whale movement season. We pride ourselves on offering the most educational and quality kayak tours. Our staff is made up of seasoned industry professionals with many years of experience. With our shop located in the middle of downtown we have a easy to find meeting location. We also provide guided San Juan Island Hiking Tours to our two island National Park. To complete our adventure offerings we have a range of bike rentals from performance road bikes to electric bikes. Discovery is a full service adventure outfitter in the heart of the San Juan Islands.
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“kayak trip” (39 reviews)
“half day tour” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
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260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
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Reviewed yesterday

I did the half day tour (~4 hours). This was my first time doing this thing so I didn't know what to expect.. and of course, Orcas aren't guaranteed..it's a rare sight indeed. My ferry was late but I called and they were very nice...More

Thank Paula G
Reviewed yesterday

My partner and I along with two friends have been aching to do a trip like this. For years, in fact. We thought we'd picked the perfect time to see orcas - mid July. Apparently not. Not one orca was to be seen. And while...More

Thank ShaunaRachel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Guides were excellent on both the 3-day, 2-night camping trip and the half day trip. Very helpful, informative, patient, interesting, good company! The tandem kayaks were high quality. (No solo kayaks for clients.) Front and back seats are far enough apart so no need to...More

Thank atravelynn
DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review. Very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. You definitely had great timing with all the wildlife. The photos you posted are great! Again, thank you for joining us, it was great meeting you. Safe travels on your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Think Milky Way and Northern Lights combined with fireflies! A totally awesome guided kayak after dark tour display of bioluminescence from phytoplankton that you will never forget...act like a kid again to make them display their beautiful light...Our guide was above fantastic, too..You MUST do...More

Thank ccna2
DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The Bio Tour has a way of making us all feel like kids again. Happy we were able to provide you with a fun and exciting experience. Thank you for the review and joining us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I did our research, as a kayak trip in the San Juan's had been our bucket list for a while and we didn't want a so-so kayak trip. We are so glad we did 'said research,' as our experience with Kelly (our...More

Thank carrie2play
DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for leaving us a review and joining us for a multi-day adventure. I will make sure and let Kelly know you left her such praise. When you all arrived back in the office after the tour it was full of such good energy. What...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing guide, gourmet food, state of the art gear, gorgeous scenery, small groups. Go on this trip!

Thank Kristy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a full day sea kayaking trip with Chad as our guide . We had a fabulous day on the water . Kayaks and gear in great condition . Chad was the perfect guide ... enthusiastic , personable , super experienced and knowledgeable!...More

Thank jcdhowe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding trip and well worth the money spent. The scenery is amazing, the paddling is challenging but not gruelling (we were first time kayakers). The camping was awesome. Our guide, Andrew, was top-shelf in every regard. My son and I agree that we lucked out;...More

Thank Fred J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rick was our bad-ss guide; he had naval experience and can lift a long, large kayak single-handedly. He can also tow you in by tying your kayak to his if it starts to get late. So, although this is not for everyone, the company makes...More

Thank dschoenburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This short kayak trip was a blast. Unfortunately we didn't see whales, but we did see a seal and some eagles. The water and island scenery were beautiful. Our guide (Rick) was very friendly, knowledgeable, and made the trip very enjoyable and informative. This is...More

Thank Wapiti H
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Evie P
6 June 2016|
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Response from Jason G | Property representative |
We have a minimum age of 12 years old for the tour. But we have found the best age is early teens and up. Given how late the tour operates younger paddler tend to fade pretty fast.
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685TomL
7 September 2015|
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Response from Jason G | Property representative |
The kayaks we use are Current Design Libra XT tandem kayaks. The seats do have back support, but I would not say that have anymore support than any other tandem kayak in its class. They are comfortable kayaks, but back... More
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