San Juan Island Makes the New York Times!

Check out this great New York Times article about Tucker the dog, the world’s only canine whale researcher! The writer, Kirk Johnson, came out on a three-day kayak tour with us in August of this year.

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Whales, Whales, Whales!

It’s been an exciting week here on San Juan Island, with orcas and a few humpbacks making appearances off the coast of San Juan! This past Saturday, August 5, visitors to the west side of the island were treated to a rare showing by a humpback whale headed north through

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K Syrah Syrah (K is for Kayaking)

There is nothing better after a long day of recreating in the outdoors than a delicious meal paired with the right wine.This summer we are again offering 3-day, overnight, sea kayaking/wine tasting tours in the San Juan Islands just north of Seattle. The three-day trip partners with three distinct award winning

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San Juan Islands Kaying

Barefoot Bandit’s Story Told

This last week the Barefoot Bandit came back on our radar. Bob Friel a good friend and local islander just released his book that follows the path of Colton Harris-Moore, the modern day outlaw that was finally apprehended in the Caribbean. The fact that no one was physically injured or

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Extra Nature Conservancy Dates Added

The Nature Conservancy is a driving force of preservation all over the world. Here in the San Juan Islands we are lucky enough to have the Nature Conservancy serving as stewards of many different islands including Yellow Island which was gifted to the Nature Conservancy after being homesteaded by the

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Birthday Fun!

The folks on this week’s four-day sea kayak tour were in for a treat last night when a band of Outdoor Odysseys guides along with owner and founder Clark Casebolt showed up at their campsite on Jones Island to surprise the tour leader and birthday girl, Sarah Young. The group

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Friday Harbor Art Market

As the first of September approaches, so does your last chance to check out the weekly Friday Harbor Art Market! As of this summer, the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild has begun hosting a weekly art market on Thursdays from 5 to 8 PM in downtown Friday Harbor, at Brickworks

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Vacationing in the San Juan Islands

Come out to San Juan Island and join us for a sea kayaking trip to see why the San Juan Archipelago is the little-known jewel of the Pacific Northwest!

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End of August

It’s been a nearly perfect week here on San Juan Island, both off the water and on. The annual San Juan County Fair began on Wednesday, and Friday Harbor has been packed with visitors. The weather, which has been less than ideal for much of the summer, has finally turned

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News from the Garden!

After a coolish spring and summer, the Outdoor Odysseys garden located on the outskirts of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island is finally coming into full bloom! We continue to have organic zucchini, squash, rhubarb, basil, and several varieties of lettuce to send out on our overnight trips, and just a

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Butterflies on San Juan Island

For such small and relatively isolated islands, the San Juans boast a variety of unique historical, geographical, and biological features. As I near the end of my first summer on San Juan Island, I continue to be amazed by the new things I learn about the San Juan Islands everyday.

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Baby Names

August is here, meaning it’s time to name some baby Orcas! Four calves from the three pods of resident Orca whales that reside in the water off the west coast of San Juan Island will be given names this month by the San Juan Island Whale Museum. Read more about

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Island Hopping in the San Juans

This past week, I had a friend in town who was visiting the San Juan Islands for the first time. Wanting to show her as much of the islands as possible (and wanting to do a bit of exploring myself!) I decided to take the opportunity to visit a couple

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7/25: Week in Review

This past week was a busy one at Outdoor Odysseys, with single- and multi-day sea kayaking trips coming and going right and left! From the look of it, things won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Last Monday marked the start of our busy week, with a four-day sea kayaking trip,

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Tucker the Poop-Sniffing Dog

Last week on one of our “Eagles and Orcas” one-day sea kayak tours, guests were treated to a visit by an extra-special San Juan Islander. “A whale?” you might wonder. Well, guess again. His name is Tucker, and he is not a whale or a person but a black Labrador

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