San Juan Islands Sea Kayaking

trips orca22 San Juan Islands Sea Kayaking sea kayaking san juan islandWhy Choose Us?

  • Superb Whale Sightings – We launch 95% of our kayaking trips from San Juan County Park – putting us in the “heart” of the best Orca Whale habitat in the islands – and indeed on the West Coast!
  • For our 2011 season - 70% of our naturalist /guides are coming back for their 2-7th season with Outdoor Odysseys. Even better: Average age of our guides is 29
  • “200 Best Outfitters” – In 2009 we were chosen by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of “200 Best Outfitters in the World”
  • Trip Cuisine – We don’t skimp on quality: Real maple syrup, butter, bottled wines, our own organically grown salad greens are standard fare on our tours!

I highly recommend Outdoor Odysseys. The Whale Museum has contracted with Clark Casebolt of Outdoor Odysseys for a variety of sea kayak programs in the past 10 years. Many of the guides on the cooperative trips were Museum-trained in regional natural history which added an important educational aspect to the trip. Albert Shepherd, former curator, The Whale Museum

3 Day Wine Tasting & Kayaking

It’s not often that you share a table with the person who actually made your wine. Outdoor Odysseys is proud to partner with three award winning Washington wineries to offer three unique gourmet wine/paddling experiences.

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3 Day Northwest Craft Beer & Kayaking

Unwind after your days of recreating in the San Juan Islands by paddling back to camp for gourmet multi-course dinners and guided tasting of a selection of either Bellingham’s Boundary Bay Brewing or Leavenworth’s Icicle Brewering beer. Outdoor Odysseys is proud to partner with this Northwest favorite to provide a truly unique paddling/camping experience.

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Half Day Kayak Tour

Pressed for time but still want to get out and spend some time on the water kayaking and viewing wildlife? Come join us on our half day tour!

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Full Day “Eagles and Orcas” Tour

Our “Eagles and Orcas” Day Tour on the west side of San Juan Island is our most popular trip. There is the potential to see over 82 orca whales, “killer” views of the Olympic Mtns. as well as paddling by the scenic lighthouse at Lime Kiln State Park.

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2 Day Whale Adventure!

Join our naturalist guides for a fun, informative two day sea kayak tour on the west side of San Juan Island. San Juan County Park will be our base camp as we kayak Haro Strait between Vancouver and San Juan Island, the heart of the best whale habitat on the west coast for seeing Orca whales.

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3 Day Kayaking Tour

Our favorite San Juan Island overnight sea kayak trip takes us through prime orca whale habitat to picturesque Stuart Island – accessible only by boat. We spend 3 glorious days kayaking and hiking – and enjoy fabulous views, fabulous cuisine, bottled wines and great company.

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4 Day Kayaking Tour

An expedition-style sea kayak trip that encompasses the scenic outer islands that ring San Juan Island! Whales, harbor seals and bald eagles coupled with our dynamite camp cuisine and “picture perfect”  waterfront campsites makes for an unforgettable Pacific Northwest vacation.

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Women On the Water “WOW”

A trip for women lead by women. Stay at scenic waterfront campsites and enjoy exquisite cuisine prepared by our female guides  – all with the opportunity to see Orca whales, bald eagles, harbor seals and river otter!

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Custom/Family Kayak Tours

Bring your friends, family, work colleagues, scout troop, or church group on a paddling trip in the scenic San Juan Islands. We can arrange half day, full day, or multi day tours. Start a tradition of a yearly kayak get-together!

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Skagit Valley College Natural History/Marine Biology Course

This class is offered through Skagit Valley Colleges and can carry up to 5 biology credits. This 10-day educational expedition will open your eyes and mind to the wonders and history of the Salish Sea!

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