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“Great time!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anacortes Kayak Tours - Day Tours

Anacortes Kayak Tours - Day Tours
2201 Skyline Way, Suite 203, Anacortes, WA 98221
360-588-1117
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Ranked #3 of 10 activities in Anacortes
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Owner description: Anacortes Kayak Tours is a family owned, family run company that offers fun and affordable sea kayaking trips from Fidalgo Island, Home Port to the San Juans. We have a variety of trips including Half and Full Day excursions. Our departure location here in Anacortes makes us the most conveniently located kayak tour company in the San Juan Islands, just 90 minutes north of Seattle and 90 minutes south of Canada, and with No Ferry Hassles!No prior kayaking experience necessary!
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“Great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I was just exploring the area and stumbled across Anacortes Kayak Tours and was able to join up on the next tour! It was a great time! Thanks Gary! I would definitely go again!

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Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review for our trips down in Deception Pass State Park! We're glad that you enjoyed kayaking with Gary. We love the guy.
Come back again and give us a call, we'll show you even more of our beautiful area!
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“Kayaking -- Deception Pass State Park, WA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Went kayaking with Chris on 12 August 2013 and Gary on 26 August 2013 starting at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park in WA. Both trips were about 1.5 hours long, just right for beginning kayakers. Both Chris and Gary gave thorough safety and operational instructions before we got into the kayaks. Toured in Bowman Bay and around Rosario Head. Didn't travel a great distance but got to see sea birds, a bald eagle, and seals. Had a taste of a blade of bull kelp. Chris and Gary were very knowledgeable about the area and had fun stories to tell about themselves as well as what we were seeing. Very enjoyable trips. Recommended for anyone who wants to get a taste of kayaking on saltwater in one of the most beautiful state parks in WA.

Visited August 2013
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Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thanks for writing this great review of our family trips out of Bowman Bay!
We are happy to hear that you came out twice, with two different guides, and loved both experiences. It's good to know that we are being consistent. Both Gary and Chris are terrific guides and we feel lucky to have them on the team this year.
Be sure to give us a call the next time you want to spend some time on the water. You are ready for our Half Day trip next! ;)
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“Best Kayak Tours in the Northwest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We've done a lot of kayak touring in warm waters but this was a first cold water trip. Couldn't ask for better service, scenery, food or company for our 3-day trip to Cyprus Island. Our guide, Gary Goldfinger, was a skilled expedition leader, camp host, chef and naturalist. He obviously loves his job. Big shout out to Gary and Anacortes Kayak owners Eric and Megan. Highly recommend their trips whether you're new to the area or a local.

Visited August 2013
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Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Aw shucks, thanks for the nice title to your post!
We work pretty hard to meet and exceed our guests' expectations and we appreciate that you took the time to write this nice review. We hope that it helps other folks make a good decision about who to call when they decide to come out kayaking in the San Juan Islands.
Be sure to join us again sometime, we can show you the beauty of Sucia Island next time!
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“I'd recomend to anyone visiting the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We took the 5 hour trip with Jeremiah in mid August. We were the only couple booked in that time slot so we were able to have Jeremiah's 'undivided' attention for the whole trip. I was very impressed with his knowledge of the area and I can't think of one question he was unable to answer! I would highly recomend anyone to take one of these trips - it was certainly one of the highlights of our vacation!

Visited August 2013
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Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Jeremiah is such a competent and knowledgeable guide, thanks for taking the time to give us this wonderful feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed that trip, and we hope to see you again sometime!
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“Kayak Camping The Fun Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

In early August we did a 2-day Kayak camping trip through Anacortes Kayak Tours. Bottom line—it was absolutely awesome! …though the great scenery and our perfect weather colored our impression, credit must also be given to our guide (Jimmy)-- he was a great mix of enthusiasm, humor, kayak guru, and experienced camp host. For the kayaking, with a family of five (youngest was 11), we were split into two three person kayaks—the extra room in the one kayak helped carry all the gear (Jimmy was in a solo boat). Anacortes Kayak provided all of the equipment and food. Meals were well done—ranging from fresh bread, tomato, mozzarella, basil sandwiches as a lunch break after several hours of kayaking to a typical camping breakfast of scrambled eggs, ect. Anacortes Kayak had a pre-trip questionnaire on food preferences, and clearly took it to heart, finding a way to effectively feed a family that includes the occasional picky eater. The equipment ranged from very new (one of the tents, sleeping bags) to gently used—and was all very well maintained, clean, and well designed for kayak camping. The trip was expensive, but felt like a good value (given the equipment and full time support from Jimmy) and was very, very memorable for the family. Each person at Anacortes Kayak was helpful and filled with enthusiasm—a fun attitude that affected us all.

Visited August 2013
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Erik S, Owner at Anacortes Kayak Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you very much for the well thought out and favorable review, it was very kind of you to take the time. We are so glad that the trip went well for your kids too. Being parents of two young boys, we have a soft spot in our hearts for getting families out on the water.
We especially appreciate that you felt that the trip was a good value, that is a very important thing for us to hear. We work very hard to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests, and it feel good to know that we hit the mark with your family.
Come back again some time and we'll show your kids even more of this beautiful area!
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