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Sea Quest Expeditions Kayak Tours

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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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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Our Goal is Simple: We Want You to Have the Best Sea Kayaking Tour of...

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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Experience of a Lifetime!

Went on a Sea Quest expedition with my boyfriend and his family at the beginning of a Washington state vacation. I have to say I was a little nervous at first, because I had never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Bianca B
Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Went on a Sea Quest expedition with my boyfriend and his family at the beginning of a Washington state vacation. I have to say I was a little nervous at first, because I had never been on a sea-kayak before, but with the tandem kayak set-up every fear turned into an excitement to get out on the water. We had... More 

Thank Bianca B
Paris, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Basically, this whole day went fine. Weather was great, we came to see 3 pods of orcas & a humpback. The guide, Elizabeth, did a great job explaining everything we could know about orcas & the local environment, plus its history. Lastly, I had never kayaked before & it wasn't an issue. If I have the opportunity, I'd do it... More 

Thank Yannick R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great day out with Martine who was a fantastic host and guide. The trip was adapted to accommodate the forecast of wind and we managed a paddle along the coast although it did not turn out too bad in the end. Sadly we did not see any orcas on our trip although they had been around a few... More 

Thank Invermoy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Did the afternoon tour and had a perfect day out on the water. About 10 minutes after we launched the kayaks we saw a pod of orcas from a distance. Felt so fortunate to have seen them right away. Had a nice group of people and great guide. Was an easy pick up in town to get to launch location.... More 

Thank DeneMiles
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We took the six hour trip through Haro Strait. At times there were so many Orcas that we didn't know where to look. Elizabeth's infectious enthusiasm and vast knowledge of the sea life and area in general also helped to make this such a memorable trip. A sea lion a out 20 feet from our kayaks put the finising touches... More 

Thank Roberta S
Gunter, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Markus was our guide on our kayak tour last night. It was a nice experience, saw some wildlife, learned about the marine life and ecosystem, and had a great time. Thank you Markus for a memorable trek. Jon - from Dallas Texas

Thank jonallen119
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Marcus took our group on a single day kayaking tour to the Orcas main hunting ground. although we weren't lucky enough to see the pods, he focused the trip on many other subjects of marine biology. I can say I learned things I never knew before that day! we were lucky enough to see a harbor dolphin (porpoise), sea lions,... More 

Thank Trentselland
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My best friend has been planning this trip for years! It was her dream 30th birthday to be amongst her spiritual animal.. The Orcas and the trip was everything she could of wanted and much much more!! Although we didn't get to see the Orcas while we were in the kayaks we still did see them and it was amazing!... More 

Thank KDNYC1
Mt Iron MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Start to finish, we had a great experience with Sea Quest. We booked & paid on-line. We arrived, as they requested, geared up as recommended. The van with the three guides in easy to find marked vans pulled up just a block from the ferry at Friday Harbor. Our family is a group of canoers & kayakers, so it was... More 

Thank MNAdventurer13
Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The chance to see Orcas in the wild was the top item on our bucket list. After deciding to fulfill a dream, we booked a trip with Sequest due to their amazing website and claims regarding their guides and kayaking routes. Unfortunately, our trip was plagued with troubles including missing supplies, paddling into waters the organization later revealed should only... More 

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

None of the defamations in this review are true or we would have been out of business long ago. Sadly, this is another “revenge review” posted after we refused to refund their trip fee that they demanded for not getting to kayak with the orcas. The orcas did appear, but it wasn’t until after we made our final landing and... More 

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