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Address: 1 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: 800-647-4621
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Description: 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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We took the eagles and orcas day tour and it was amazing. Unfortunately, we did not see any eagles or orcas while we were kayaking, but did see a pod of orcas travelling by along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sedalia, Missouri
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Sedalia, Missouri
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took the eagles and orcas day tour and it was amazing. Unfortunately, we did not see any eagles or orcas while we were kayaking, but did see a pod of orcas travelling by along Lime Kiln along with eagles. We even witnessed an orca breach just off our set out point. Margeaux was a great guide, who provided us... More 

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Point Reyes Station, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I just got back from a lovely 3-day trip with Outdoor Odysseys. The trip was for my dear friend's birthday and Outdoor Odysseys out did themselves (a lip smackin' b-day dinner finished with a two-layered carrot cake baked in a dutch oven!). The whole weekend was wonderful: a good combination of some exercise and relaxing. Thank you to Tom (the... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I looked up all the kayak companies in Friday Harbor before our trip and it seemed like Outdoor Odysseys was the way to go. I definitely made the right decision. We did the Eagles and Orcas tour and had an orca surface 3 feet from the bow of the kayak. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. This trip was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First I have to thank the owner Tom Murphy, he was always ready to email me back my emails with the right answers to all of my doubts that I had before the trip. Even when I bombarded him with more than 6 emails. Jajaja The kayak tour was great, even thought it was raining the first day and night,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My fiancé and I did the four day trip. It was a blast. Nikken was our guide and boy can she cook. Each day we paddle around a unique section of the islands, viewed wildlife, and ate like (camping) kings. We highly recommend the company and our guide Nikken. We had a great time and would love to do it... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I opted for the full-day "Orcas and Eagles" tour because our dates didn't work out to do an overnight trip. We had read a blog about this company (https://joelnadel.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/whatever-was-i-thinkin/) and read great reviews. We were joined by six middle-aged couples: a group of four (2 couples) and another couple. We all quickly bonded and had a relaxing,... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I booked a private trip with a group of my friends after reading many reviews and researching many companies. I actually "test drove" a different company out of Friday harbor with a one day tour. I chose this company based on the routes they offered, as well as the cuisine descriptions on the website. Food and wine are almost as... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We did the full day "Orcas and Eagles" tour and it was an amazing experience. We only saw orcas for about 15 seconds from the road not while kayaking but our guide made the whole day such a wonderful experience. We saw bald eagles and plenty of seals and also learned about the sea kelp and environment. She also took... More 

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Nederland, Colorado
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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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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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Address: Address: 1 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: 800-647-4621
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor

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