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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
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Kayaking
Description: 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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Sucia Island Day Trip the highlight of our vacation

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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!

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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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 

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San Francisco, California
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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.

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Evanston, Illinois
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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 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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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 

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Bellingham, Washington
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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.

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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 

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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 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We took the day long tour that circumnavigates Sucia Island. I went with my two teenage boys and had a great time, in part, because I got to share a kayak with Cory, our guide for the adventure. Cory was good at his job and really good with the kids. He was very patient with them even when both of... More 

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

I'm glad to read you enjoyed your experience kayaking with Shearwater. Corey is an excellent guide, and Sucia Island is a special place. I hope you are able to join us again for more kayaking on Orcas Island -- at Doe Bay or otherwise! More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was my first guided kayak tour and the kayaks were tandem, My party of seven did a 3 hr sunset tour departing from west beach and the environment was really noisy and not tranquil like where we stayed at Rosario. There was instruction how to use the paddle, PFD, and spray skirt. We saw a jelly finish (the type... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

At the resort for a short family vacation. Booked a three hour tour, no not like Gilligans Island, with Shearwater Kayak Tours before we left for the resort. It turned out that we were the only group with this tour, so we got very personalized attention from Anika, our great kayak guide. She was very helpful and full of information... More 

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