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Outdoor Odysseys Kayak Day Tours

1 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
800-647-4621
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Ranked #8 of 26 activities in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: For over 25 years Outdoor Odysseys has been offering quality guided sea kayaking and whale watch tours in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.... more » Owner description: For over 25 years Outdoor Odysseys has been offering quality guided sea kayaking and whale watch tours in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Our tours feature opportunities to see killer whales and eagles while paddling, we offer great camp cuisine including Dutch oven cookery and guides that are mature (average age is 29), fun and professional. In 2009 we were selected by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the "200 best outfitters" in the world. « less
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Palo Alto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Yes, we had an orca encounter! That was what I wanted most from this experience, and we timed our trip to the season when local pods are present and active. Everything went well. Our guides met us by the ferry, loaded up a van (a tight fit - but relatively short ride), and took us out to the west side... More

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Meeker, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary with a 3 day, 2 night kayaking/camping trip with Outdoor Odysseys. Wanting to make our anniversary a memorable one, I searched the web for a possible inside passage kayak trip. Instead I found Outdoor Odysseys and their 3 day Orcas and Eagles Trip. After a couple of phone calls to Tom... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The San Juan Islands are absolutely beautiful and a perfect way to see them is by kayak. We just got back from a three day paddling trip with Outdoor Odysseys and I can't say enough about how amazing this trip was! We had a group of 10 and our guides, Ellie and Nikken, who were incredibly knowledgeable about the area,... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I'm sitting at the Orca Inn in Friday Harbor giving my shoulders a rest, and getting ready to go out on a half day trip to see the orcas we weren't able to see on the three day kayaking trip with Outdoor Odysseys, which is the reason for my title. This is a wonderful kayaking company and the trips are... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I just got back from a 3/2 day kayaking trip with these guys and it was amazing. The San Juan islands are beautiful and seeing orcas in the wild was absolutely magical (we got to see them 5 times in 2 days which was incredibly fortunate) but beyond that, the guys at Outdoor Odysseys were truly fantastic.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Even with rainy weather the first 36 hours it was a great trip. The guides are very knowledgable and friendly. The scenery is incredible and we were very fortunate to get passed by a pod of orcas only a few hours into our 4 day trip. The food was also very good, healthy and fresh meals that keep you full... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our family of three had a brilliant day in a 3 man kayak. Great knowledgeable and fun guides, a whole lot of wildlife, and an eerie 20 minutes of becalmed ocean made for a great day. Thanks again!

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My partner and I went on the one day kayaking trip and half way through wished we'd taken the five day trip! We had such a wonderful time and even I (completely afraid of water) didn't panic or fret. We didn't get the chance to see any Orca, but got to see a Stellar Sea Lion, which was just as... More

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Awesome 4 day/3 night kayaking trip! My nephew was visiting in Seattle and convinced me to go with him on this trip. I was very impressed with the guides, Oren and Niken. Their logistics of food preparation and execution, safety of the paddle routes, knowledge of the San Juans and their friendly and fun demeanor made this trip memorable for... More

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Glennview, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

7 senior women took the 3-day kayak tour with Outdoor Odysseys and loved every minute! From the paddling instruction to the camping and gourmet meals, everything was seamless and fun. Spent 2 nights camping on different islands; Jones Island had good hikes. Not much wildlife (Sept. 2013) but weather and everything else was great. The staff is very professional and... More

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