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Shearwater Kayak Tours

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Address: Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: 360-376-4699
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in...

Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in stable, 2-person kayaks. Seals, bald eagles, otters, & porpoise are common wildlife sightings. Morning, afternoon, & evening 3-hr tours; or pack a lunch and join a Day Trip. Custom group tours can be tailored to your needs. Special tours include: spring wildflowers and moonlight kayaking. Call now for info and reservations!

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Perfect sunset tour!

Exceptional! The conditions couldn't have been more ideal. Porpoise, seals, eagles & sea birds. Our guide,Annika, was fantastic!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Orcas Island, Washington
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Orcas Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Exceptional! The conditions couldn't have been more ideal. Porpoise, seals, eagles & sea birds. Our guide,Annika, was fantastic!

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Thank Antoine D
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the sunset Kayak tour and it was amazing. Zach was our guide, very knowledgeable, good interaction, and safety was his number one concern. I am a beginner and felt comfortable on the trip. We saw porpoise, seal, jelly fish, blue heron, and bald eagles. the water was calm and relaxing. I recommend making sure you are comfortable in... More 

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fantastic experience! When I called to make the reservation, Shearwater was incredibly welcoming and easy to work with. Pleasant personalities, confirmations, and directions to a place we had not been before. Our guide Zach was the best! He gave great instructions, was patient, and coached us through some strong wind all while pointing out interesting things to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had signed up with another outfit but I met Jeff, the owner of Shearwater, at a chance meeting on the streets of Eastsound today. We had a chance to visit about a number of the local attractions, I heard some " local Intel" for great things to do.... But most importantly I was impressed with Jeff's passion for his... More 

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on an afternoon kayak trip with Robbie out of Deer Harbor. He was an excellent guide who considered everyone's abilities in planning our afternoon, and checkied in as we went to make sure we were comfortable. He was friendly, knowledgeable and provided for a very pleasant afternoon! I would definitely do this again!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took my 84 year old mother who had ever been in a kayak. Had a wonderful time and saw heron, river otter, seals, starfish and many other birds. Michelle was fun and knowledgeable, checking in with us throughout the trip, watching for currents and waves, and sharing info. It was a great day. Thanks Michelle!

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was top notch and very knowledgable. He showed us the nature and the history around deer harbor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I signed up for the all day excursion to succia island. Unfortunately, the seas were too rough for this trip but we were still able to Kayak around the deer harbor islands. Michelle was a fabulous tour guide. She was even able to get my husband to eat seaweed! We had only paddled around a lake (never... More 

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Jeff Z, Owner at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for joining our tour and taking the time to write a review. I'm glad Michelle was able to get you out kayaking at a more protected location, since conditions were not good for the Sucia Island trip that day. I hope you can return for the day trip around Sucia another time. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group went out at Rosario Beach Marina with Molly. My friend and I had only kayaked one time before, but we got a good briefing before entering the water and never felt unsafe. We saw a lot of wildlife and learned a lot about the area. The highlight of my trip was for another couple from Missouri to see... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Carson was our kayaking instructor for this adventure. He was very good at explaining what we needed to know before venturing out onto the water. There were several novices in our group. He was also very engaging during the entire trip. I would highly recommend him as your guide for anyone interested in a kayaking adventure.

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