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Outdoor Odysseys Kayak Day Tours

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Address: 1 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: 800-647-4621
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For over 25 years Outdoor Odysseys has been offering quality guided sea...

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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4 day kayak trip

We enjoyed our entire trip from start to finish..beautiful scenery, good company, lots of wild life, a knowledgable guide, Jennifer..who was also a wonderful cook...she was up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Jim W
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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North Pole, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guide left us behind in our long kayak trips . We would barely catch up and she would take off again . It was awhile ago that we went more than a year . her name was nikka or something I don't know if she still works there but I wouldn't recommend this place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We enjoyed our entire trip from start to finish..beautiful scenery, good company, lots of wild life, a knowledgable guide, Jennifer..who was also a wonderful cook...she was up before the sun planning gourmet food..her enthusiasm was infectious.everything was organized, well run and the equipment was top notch..no complaints!

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1 Thank Jim W
Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I recently completed a 3-day kayaking trip with Outdoor Odysseys. The paddling was challenging, and definitely something you should be prepared for going in. Ultimately we felt accomplished that we made it and I think the distance made for a good route in the San Juans. We were the slightly “slow” boat of the 3 in our... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Got picked up at the traffic circle in Friday harbor. Parked at the courthouse (3ish blocks away) for free parking. Going at the end of the season, we were lucky to see anything but were looking forward to a great Full-day kayaking tour all-the-same. Going at the end of the season also meant that our group was small (two couples... More 

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Thank MechSurfer6
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We spent 3 days on the water with beautiful weather and beautiful places. We had a wonderful guide, Nikken, who knows her stuff! She was super helpful and fun and can prepare some fabulous food! We had the most fun at a great campsite on Stuart Island, and paddling around to spot some wildlife. Yes! We saw whales! We all... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We had very high expectations for our 3 day kayaking/camping trip through the San Juan Islands. Our expectations were exceeded! Our guide Nikken was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable, always knew the right kayaking pace, and a wonderful cook. The food was better than many of the restaurant meals leading up to the trip. She can work wonders with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out on the water. Our guide was very experienced, provided great instruction prior to launching, and was super friendly. We were very pleased that the guide prepared and provided lunch. It was one thing we didn't have to relate to while we enjoyed our vacation. The trip itself was beautiful. The only downer was that... More 

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Hillsboro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

My daughter and I had never really kayaked - No problem! Our guide Jennifer was knowledgeable, positive and encouraging and had our group out on the water in no time. The San Juan Islands are beautiful and we saw so much marine and bird life. There was time for hiking and a night paddle to see the bio luminescence (that... More 

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Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

First off, I am an avid traveler that doesn't look for "sit back and relax" vacations. I want an experience that I have to work a bit for. After braving storms and fighting currents around the San Juan Islands, we were offered up great food and drink at the camp site, along with whale sightings on the final day of... More 

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Thank Ryan C
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We couldn't believe how accomodating Tom, the owner was. First we changed our kayak date and then our float plane was 4 hours late due to fog. Tom picked us up and we joined the other couple and our fabulous guide Jennifer. Blue skies, soft winds and within 10 minutes we spotted Orcas. Jennifer was a fountain of fascinitating information... More 

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