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Great experience with Shearwater. They were accommodating of one from our group dropping out for... read more

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Marquit0
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New York City, New York
Best Part of Our Trip in Orcas Island

My wife and I had a wonderful time. Our guide Corey was the man, he showed us all sorts of cool... read more

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Ransom C
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South End, Massachusetts, United States
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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...more
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138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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Reviewed today

Great experience with Shearwater. They were accommodating of one from our group dropping out for medical reasons. The tour was great and our guide was very knowledgeable of the area as well as very passionate. Would highly recommend this outfit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had a wonderful time. Our guide Corey was the man, he showed us all sorts of cool spots and islands off of Deer Harbor. We saw about 30 seals. We had a great time while in Orcas Island for a wedding,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wildlife water wonderland out from Doe Bay. Careful and informed guide created a water journey adventure along coast and around nearby islands with eagles, porpoises, seals, and pigeon guillemots everywhere.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great kayaking experience, both relaxing and physical. Our guide Kyle was terrific, providing basic lesson in paddling method and, once we were on the water, he pointed out local and natural history. We paddled out of Deer Harbor, and the three-hour paddle was just right...More

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Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took the 3-hour kayak tour from Doe Bay, and it was a magical experience! The view on the water was beautiful, and we saw so much wildlife (seals, mink, birds, jellyfish). Our guide, Corey, was excellent - he obviously knows the area and kept...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I went on the day long trip and our guide Karson was awesome! He taught us the basics of sea kayaking and knew a lot about the local flora and fauna. We had a fantastic time and would do it again!

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Thank Neha C
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family of six enjoyed a wonderful kayaking tour on Orcas Island. Our guide, Kyle, was a great leader, was very respectful of us all, and had tremendous knowledge about the area and the wildlife. We would definitely book this tour again!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We very much enjoyed our kayaking trip on Orcas. Very easy for first timers - very friendly guide and great way to experience Orcas Island. We also saw a lot of sea life.

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Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting Orcas Island for the first time, we set up a 3 hour kayaking tour, with Shearwater Kayak, for our family - mom, dad & teenage son. We are not super athletic people but not terribly out of shape either and we found the excursion...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

While our guide was very nice, but this is not a trip where you get to see a lot of wildlife. While we saw a couple of seal heads sticking out of the water, we were told that local laws prevent us from going within...More

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Jeff Z, Manager at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It's unfortunate that your experience on our tour did not meet your expectations. We want everyone to enjoy their time kayaking with us while visiting the islands. Wildlife is, of course, something that is out of our control. There are occasional off days when it...More

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Anthony T
May 12, 2017|
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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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