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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 #6 of 30 Activities in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: For over 25 years Outdoor Odysseys has been offering quality guided sea kayaking and whale watch...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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.

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Nederland, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Mostly veggie meals of outstanding flavor and imagination. The "wine tree" was a ring of wine in bottles arranged around a tree which were reloaded mostly empty in the boats for the return trip. The kayak instructions were the best of the several kayak trips we have taken. One tip from guide Elllie which I practiced on day 1, made... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Fantastic trip all around. 4 days, 3 nights camping on different islands in the San Juans. Our guide was super great - very helpful and attentive, we talked her ear off almost the whole time, very very accommodating. I'd go so far as to say best damn guide ever. All the meals are included and were so yummy and healthy!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I’ve experienced the company of orcas in the San Juan Islands before, but I wanted to take my husband and 13 yr old daughter on an unforgettable and unique experience. After researching kayaking options I chose Outdoor Odyssey based on their reputation, guides, reviews and the fact that the camping aspect included yummy food/wine! We thought 3 days/2 nights would... More 

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los angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great trip with great company. Super accommodating about our off schedule request. Everything from equipment provided to all the terrific meals (including special requests) was top-notch. Saw lots of wildlife - eagles galore, orcas, porpoises (loads & loads), star fish. Paddling was awesome. Most spectacular thing of all was the night paddle which our guide insisted was going to be... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We got unlucky the first day, waves were too big so the guide ordered us to return shortly after the departure. I was scheduled for another paddle few days later and the weather was absolutely perfect! Pods of orcas were hanging around and we got to see them sitting in the kayaks as well! The guides were funny and well... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I did the 3 day eagles and orcas tour. It was great; we not only saw orcas while we were paddling; but got to see a new born calf only a day or two old among them! I've done lots of guided kayak camping trips in various places over the years, with various outfitters, and I'd recommend Outdoor Odyssey's for... More 

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Hansville, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I did 3 day trip this past weekend, 9/5 to 9/7. We had a fantastic time and would do it again in a heartbeat. Planning the trip was easy- the website was simple and the team responded to email very fast. The packing list was helpful, as were the pre-stay recommendations. We got to Friday Harbor on... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I did a 3 day Orcas and Eagles trip 8/22-24. We both had a fabulous time and would highly recommend this trip. Our guides, Kylie and Tim, were fabulous. They were friendly and knowledgeable and cooked some great food! We camped on Stuart Island which is lovely. We hiked around the island and got some great pictures... More 

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Riyadh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I completed the full day Eagles and Orcas sea kayaking trip in July 2014. This was a great trip. Well organized, substantial lunch, amazing scenery, great guide, lots of wildlife, and orcas. We were exceptionally lucky in that, near the end of the trip, we were surrounded by orcas, and one even swam directly under our 'raft'... More 

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Atlanta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We found this company extremely accommodating. I called the day of and was able to secure a 3 hour kayak trip for our family that same afternoon. The owner, Tom, came out himself and guided our tour since it was a last minute reservation. Due to the young ages of our children, 8 & 10, we opted for the Griffin... More 

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