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Shearwater Kayak Tours

Address: Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: 360-376-4699
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Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in stable, 2-person kayaks...
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Activities: Kayaking
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Kenmore, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were staying at the Inn on Orcas Island so we were able to walk to the marina to go on this kayaking tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and she was patient with some challenging people on our tour. We got to float past a harem of seals sunning themselves on some rocks. We would have preferred to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A friend and I visited Orcas Island in early October as a last minute trip through Groupon. We were hopeful to kayak but as the tourist season has ended, we were unsure if we would find a company. I phoned Shearwater and they were able to have us on the water at 2 pm the same day. Corey was our... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I did our first-time-ever kayak adventure from Doe Bay with Shearwater. Our guide, Corey, was fantastic. Not only was he extremely kind and patient with us senior first-timers, he was an excellent teacher. He gave us an opportunity to taste sea lettuce (not bad!) and experience the aloe inside of rock weed. We paddled for about 5-6... More 

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My fiance and I shared a kayak in a group of about four other teams, and a guide. Our guide was enormously sweet and encouraging. I'm terrible with names so unfortunately I've forgotten his name, but he was careful, knowledgeable, calm, funny and helpful. He made sure everyone was comfortable at all times, and gave everyone some of his time... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent full day trip to Sucia Island State Park. Our trip was cancelled the previous day due to windy conditions. We were the only ones able to reschedule, so our trip was just the two of us and our guide. Our guide assessed our kayaking skills and would have changed the course if we had not been... More 

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Albuquerque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My partner and I did a 3 hour tour. There were a total of 4 kayaks and all the other participants had previous kayaking experience (we did not). So we were the slow ones! We would catch up with the others and almost immediately, they would start moving again. Reminded me of hiking with my ex-husband! Because we had to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our family of four enjoyed a sunset trip on a perfect summer evening. Our guide, Michelle, was a good leader, very knowledgable about the wildlife and a very nice person. We were all super impressed when right off the bat on our trip she stopped next to a piling, rolled her kayak halfway over reaching into the water, and came... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We signed up for a sunset kayak tour, the first night was to windy so we postponed for the next night. Bummer that happened as the first guide seemed great and attentive. The next night, Anika and her "friend" (probably a date), showed up to take 8 of us out. None of us with much kayak experience. No wind so... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Not to be missed when staying on Orcas Island Took all day sea kayaking trip and spectacular Plus is small groups Best of the sea kayaking companies If on Orcas Island, my favorite place to stay is Salish Seaside Cabins Minutes from town of Eastside

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Fox Point, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was a little nervous that and "all day kayak excursion" might be too much for someone who just takes an exercise class 3x/ week and has next to no kayaking experience... But our guide, Shawn, was ultra-mellow and a good teacher. He explained all the necessary information before we headed out. Hubby and I had our best day of vacation... More 

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