Beautiful downtown Friday Harbor

Visiting Friday Harbor

Visiting Friday Harbor After your kayak tour, but before you head home, take time to visit beautiful Friday Harbor. Whether you have a few moments while waiting for your ferry, or a few days to spend here, Friday Harbor has a variety of activities to enjoy. Book a whale watching

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Orca Breeching

How to Plan your Day Trip to the San Juan Islands this Summer: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

The most beautiful islands in Western Washington! The San Juan Islands are gorgeous in so many different ways. From the cool quiet days of winter to the bustling hot summer days, Friday Harbor makes for a great escape. While the main draw to the island is kayaking with orcas, on

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Grilled Pesto Eggplant and Polenta

This dish is vegetarian and gluten free and can be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese. Fresh ingredients make cooking outdoors feel like home! Serves 6-8 1 eggplant, sliced into 1 inch discs (preferably 2 slices per person) ½ cup of salt (to prevent eggplant from becoming bitter and

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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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San Juan Island Sea Kayaking Trips with Outdoor Odysseys

Experience one to four day San Juan Island kayaking tours that incorporate whale watching, camping, hiking and “the best” in outdoor cuisine as we celebrate our 28th year! Outdoor Odysseys Sea Kayak Tours has operated one of a kind sea kayaking trips from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, (north of

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Custom Family Tours

We’re pleased to announce we are offering Family Custom Tours for 2012, contact us for more information.

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Food, Glorious Food!

We pride ourselves on preparing excellent cuisine. First night dinner: Smoked salmon pesto linguini with sun dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives, organically grown mixed salad greens, garlic bread and for dessert a Dutch oven pear/apple crisp. We also don’t skimp on quality ingredients such as: Real maple syrup, bottled wines,

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Eagle in the San Juan Islands

Why Choose Outdoor Odysseys for your San Juan Island Kayaking Tour?

Award-Winning Tours – Named one of the “200 Best Outfitters in the World” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Whale Sightings – Sea kayaking tours launch from San Juan County Park – the best place to see whales in the islands! Exceptional Cuisine – We are the only kayaking company on

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2016 Kayak Guides

The experience, maturity and professionalism of your sea kayak guide is critical in determining the quality of your San Juan Island trip. For 2016, many of our sea kayak guides are returning for another fantastic season. They bring more combined knowledge, professionalism and experience than any other sea kayak company operating

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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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