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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 #7 of 26 activities in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I highly recommend the 4 day/3 night kayaking trip offered by Outdoor Odysseys! Since I traveled by myself, I had quite a few questions prior to the trip. Peter was very informative and answered all my questions. Our guide Oren was fabulous! Not only was he a great educator on all things "San Juan islands" including the vast wildlife and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We just got back from the 4 day/3 night kayak/camping trip. To say we had a great time would be an understatement. The guide, Oren was amazing and truly helped make the trip so memorable. The food was outstanding and unlike anything we could imagine would be possible on such an adventure! We would recommend this trip to anyone seeking... More

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Yarra Junction, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

we took the 3day trip 25th-27th June 2013 our guides Kaitlin and oren where FANTASTIC!!! They had excellent knowledge on the area and provided fresh healthily meals that where yum. We didn't see any whales but we saw heaps of eagles,other sea birds porpoises,100+ seals, some jelly fish (that where non stinging) heaps of starfish We had beautiful camp site... More

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Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

One thing I've learned over the years of leading outdoor adventure activities, you cannot control nature, but you can make sure the participant are having a good time no matter what nature does. The folks at Outdoor Odysseys are great examples of this. While we did not have the opportunity to see the whales (this time), our guide made sure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a kayak tour in the San Juan Islands and my daughter found this company on line. It sounded like what we were looking for! My husband, myself, our daughter, her boyfriend and my brother all signed up. We were paired with a dad and his son from L.A. And were given a FANTASTIC guide!! We were... More

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