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Shearwater Kayak Tours

138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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Great naturalist tour in kayaks

Our family enjoyed a beautiful day with an informative and fun guide around Orcas island in kayaks... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
lrhunter
Love the tour!

Shearwater Kayak Tours was awesome. Corey could not have been a better guide. I would strongly... read more

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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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“hour tour” (22 reviews)
“great guide” (16 reviews)
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138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family enjoyed a beautiful day with an informative and fun guide around Orcas island in kayaks. I highly recommend this as a fun family outing in one of the most beautiful places i have ever been.

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Reviewed yesterday

Shearwater Kayak Tours was awesome. Corey could not have been a better guide. I would strongly recommend their tours and plan to take more myself.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a lovely paddle into Doe Bay with six others with Cory as our guide. Cory was knowledgeable about the area, personable, and patient and oriented to the safety of our group. The area was gorgeous and our tour was a highlight of our...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really fine work by guide both with us viz our management of kayak skills and in terms of leading us through the space. Its not easy to work with people with many different skill levels, easy to get impatient or to judge. There was none...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great tour guide who led us on a very enjoyable tour. It included my wife, daughter and son, both in their 20's.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great time! Our guide was a good teacher and tour guide! I would recommend it to anyone at whatever skill level they are at.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 3 hour tour out of Deer Harbor with Adam, and had such a wonderful time. It was a beautiful day with calm water, and our group was up for an adventure so we were able to explore some of the islands further...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not have had a better paddle. We went on a 3 hour paddle out of Doe Bay with Carson as our guide. The equipment was in very good condition. There wer 6 guests total in 3 tandem kayaks. Carson is very safety conscious,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayaking in unfamiliar waters in the Pugent Sound is always better with a guide. The channels and passages make for strong currents. We chose a guide for our first time from Doe Bay and we’re reearded with a great paddle out to Point Lawrence and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a happy repeat customer of Shearwater's 3-hour tours from Doe Bay and Deer Harbor, day-tripper tour from Deer Harbor to Shaw Island, and amazing--experience-of-a-lifetime--full-moon tour. Their guides provide safe passage through, up-close views of, and informative insight into the islands and wildlife that inhabit...More

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Anthony T
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
We have 3-hour kayak tours scheduled at 10am & 2pm at Deer Harbor Marina on those dates. At this time we have space available on both trips on the 17th, and on the 10am trip on the 18th. Availability is shown on our... More
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charger4life
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
While whales and kayaking are two of the big attractions to the San Juan Islands, no one can guarantee combining the two. The most likely time to encounter orca whales in the islands is spring and summer – usually mid-May... More
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