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Address: Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: +1 888-589-4253
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Description: Our Goal is Simple: We Want You to Have the Best Sea Kayaking Tour of Your...
Our Goal is Simple: We Want You to Have the Best Sea Kayaking Tour of Your Life! Join us for a kayak adventure that offers the full range from energized fun to calm serenity. Our guides skillfully hand-craft every Sea Quest Kayak Expedition into a custom learning experience - one that will surely enhance your appreciation of our natural environment. Our kayak tours are mainly led by actual biologists and environmental scientists who double as highly-trained outdoor educators and sea kayak guides. This level of excellence distinguishes us from other outfitters and transforms your experience into an adventure in learning.
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When my roommates from college decided to come to the San Juan Islands we knew we wanted to see whales. We called Sea Quest and made reservations. They were very helpful during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When my roommates from college decided to come to the San Juan Islands we knew we wanted to see whales. We called Sea Quest and made reservations. They were very helpful during the whole process, especially with telling what gear we needed. We went on Mar 31 so it was still cold, not really in season. On the day before... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A belated review for the five day kayak tour we did in the last week of July 2014 - it was totally fantastic from start to finish. We were a small group of five, with a terrific guide/host ERIC. The equipment and safety briefing etc was great then we headed off. Eric was incredible, totally informative, in quiet times and... More 

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Kekaha, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My cousin and I were fortunate to experience the magnificent Haro Strait (Puget Sound) on one of the last weekends with good weather in 2014. The company, Sea Quest Expeditions, made it clear that whales are not guaranteed. However, our guide, Martine Springer, successfully got us close enough to L-pod to identify them (and their new calf, L120). Personally, I... More 

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Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a small group when we did the afternoon kayak by Lime Kiln Park. It was very boring. We expected to see wildlife and learn interesting things even if the whales were not around. It was a quiet, peaceful kayak trip, but we can do that at home.

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ltokayak, Manager at Sea Quest Expeditions Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Our mission is to provide kayak tours first and foremost. You should not join a kayak tour unless you are interested in the activity of kayaking and the enjoyment that the sport, nature scenes, and various wildlife provide. If you're only interest is seeing whales, and you don't appreciate seals, eagles, mountain views, etc., we suggest you seek entertainment through... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Giving a FAIR review of SQK company. I chose this company because seeing an orca in the wild has always been a dream of mine so when I decided to do kayaking there was a lot of choices but I chose this company because over the phone they were the kindest and most informational. They told me that Sept. was... More 

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ltokayak, Manager at Sea Quest Expeditions Kayak Tours, responded to this review

"Only a humpback!" We are sorry to deliver such a disappointment! Imagine how that whale feels to be so scorned, just because it was the wrong species. We are glad the other guests that participated on this tour had more realistic expectations for an outdoor adventure. The synopsis of this review seems to be: 1) awesome guide, 2) success in... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My mate and I enjoyed 3 day kayak under the stewardship of Eric, a knowledgeable, hospitable and capable guide. Although we would have loved to have seen the orcas, this did not happen, but we knew in advance that this was a possibility. This is no-one's fault, given that many tours have the privilege of seeing them constantly. What matters... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My best friend and I took a trip to the San Juan Islands to kayak WITH Orcas. We did the 3 day, 700$ expedition, and it wasn't worth a single penny. In our group, it was her and I, and two Australian males. Our "leader" was also a male. During this three day trip, we kayaked over 40miles without seeing... More 

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ltokayak, Manager at Sea Quest Expeditions Kayak Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that this reviewer did not enjoy her tour. For a completely different impression of the same tour and guide, please read the review above from Phillip V of Brisbane, Australia who participated on the same tour date and graciously volunteered to provide additional paddle power in the reviewer’s kayak on the final day. The contrast... More 

Lighthouse Point, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

From the start, Sea Quest was wonderful. They were always accessible by phone during the planning stage and gave detailed information, answering all of my questions (with patience-lol). The actual kayak trip was incredible, flawless and an experience I will never forget. Gina, our guide, was so knowledgeable about everything from sea life and botany to the history of the... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The company used very good equipment, showed up on time and kept to the schedule that was layed out beforehand. The area we kayaked (40+ miles over 3 days) was beautiful! Sam was our guide and was TOTALLY AWESOME! He made great breakfasts and dinners for the group of 8. He was WAY STOKED about all the animals we did... More 

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Redmond, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love sea kayaking and wanted to explore the San Juan area (most beautiful place ever). Our guide, Eric, was awesome. He shared so much information about the wildlife we saw while kayaking and it was such a fun journey. We camped on a cute little island surrounded by seals and enjoyed gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. It was truly an... More 

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