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Address: Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: 360-376-4699
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in...

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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Splurged on a kayak tour with Zach in August; what a marvelous experience. Saw seals, otters, eagles and enjoyed learning a bit about paddling. Trip was accessible to our group... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Splurged on a kayak tour with Zach in August; what a marvelous experience. Saw seals, otters, eagles and enjoyed learning a bit about paddling. Trip was accessible to our group of teens and parents and enjoyed by all.

Thank GibbsyPhiladelphia
Orcas Island, Washington
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Matthew our guide was knowledgeable and very helpful, since this was our first sea kayak outing. The Deer Harbor was a beautiful location,and the equipment was excellent, the kayak extremely stable. Only two of us for the outing, so we got special attention. Matt gave use the history on the islands, the vegetation and wildlife,and we saw sea otters and... More 

Thank kla5012
Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The three hours with Corey were great fun. He was both knowledgeable and helpful (I had a problem getting the right pedal in the right place for my sleepy foot). He found numerous animals for us to enjoy and made the experience most enjoyable. I thought he had them tethered at one point. I highly recommend kayaking out of their... More 

Thank Ron C
Eugene, Oregon, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and son (15), paddled all around Sucia Island and had a wonderful time. Our guide Corey Homewood was outstanding. We loved our trip so much we want to make sea kayaking a regular activity for our family. Thanks for a great trip!

Thank Scott H
Arvada, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Shearwater Adventures treated us WELL and Zach, our guide, did a tremendous job with his knowledge of the area, the island, wildlife, kayaking techniques. We had a delightful three-hours with him on a gorgeous day. Zach was very careful about the safety of his clients and explained paddling techniques. We saw harbor seals and many different bird species, Zach knew... More 

Thank Mofstad
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I did the 3 hour tour from Doe Bay led by Zach from Shearwater Kayak Tours. We had a fantastic time! We say harbor seals, porpoises, and even a bald eagle. Zach is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide. Would highly recommend this tour.

Thank ctrensch
Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our family of three had a three hour tour from Doe Bay Resort with Corey as our guide.We saw a lot of harbor seals, both females with pups, and males at a distance.Plying the waters was easier than I'd expected and Corey helped to build confidence from the start.He shares his love of wildlife and knows where to look for... More 

Thank brwshelly
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Cory did a fantastic job guiding our small group of 6 on a three hour ride around Doe Bay. He put us at ease with his instructions and made me feel like I could handle whatever was around the corner. We saw colorful starfish, blue heron, seals and bald eagles. Paddling the water was a breeze much easier than I... More 

Thank Alicia W
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had an amazing kayak tour. Jeff is very experience and knowledgeable about the islands. We were able to see so much marine Iife, including seals, porpoise, and even salmon jumping in front of our kayak. We enjoyed it so much we plan on returning and going on a longer kayak trip with Jeff at Shearwater.

Thank Kathy W
Jeff Z, Owner at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you, Kathy! I hope you're able to join us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a great time on our tour of Sucia Island with guide Darren. He was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and professional. He showed consideration for all members on the tour and was obviously concerned that everyone was doing well and working within a zone that was safe and comfortable for them. We saw lots of wildlife, including... More 

Thank Jennifer J
Jeff Z, Owner at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your kayak tour with Darin and Shearwater. I hope you are able to join us again sometime! More 

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