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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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Full-day "Orcas & Eagles" tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Seattle, Washington
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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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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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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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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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