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An eco-tourism sea kayaking company with biologist guides! Visit the premiere biodiversity hotspot in Thurston County and the whole south Puget Sound.
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

Sam was an amazing tour guide. I think there is a misconception about bioluminescence only being seen in the summer months. We went September 30 not only was the weather on the water amazing the bioluminescence were bright and bountiful. This was a magical experience...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

HIGHLY recommend the Sunset and Bioluminescence Tour. The sunset/scenery were gorgeous, and after sunset the fun really starts, as the bioluminescence becomes visible - if you want to feel like a kid again (but this time with magical powers ;), this is the tour for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

Sam knows the place like the back of his hand. We saw white pelicans, eagles, seals (in the water and on the beach), and explored a bit of the entrance to the Nisqually River. What an incredible day! We will be back.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

We are two adults and one child who took the Day Tour as the Sunset Bioluminesince Tour the night before was cancelled due to inclement weather. However we were not disappointed due to our great tour guide Sam. He is so knowledgeable about the area...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

My husband and I took the bioluminescent tour with Sam as our guide. It was a calm, clear evening and the biolum came alive. It was a little chilly on the water but we were dressed appropriately so we were warm. Sam gave detailed instructions...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019

My two teenagers and I joined Sam, the company owner, for a five hour trip across Puget Sound on the Porpoise Paddle tour. Sighting of porpoise, dolphins, many seals & seal pups, osprey, and many local birds occurred throughout the trip, and Sam also took...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

My husband and I took the daytime kayaking tour with Sam, the company’s owner. We had a fantastic time with our group and Sam was great at making everyone feel comfortable according to their individual abilities. Binoculars were provided for watching bird and wildlife watching....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I had a great five plus hours on the water with a very knowledgeable guide Sam. Guide had knowledge of the area, tides, ecology, early Washington history, biology, and tribal history. Sam made the trip and I learned a lot of new stuff. Saw lots...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Had a great experience on the evening bioluminescence tour. No idea how Sam knows which nights will be best, but he was right on the money. Great safety orientation to the boats, attuned to whether people want interpretation/information while out on the water, interesting mix...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank hirsch428
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Lived for years out here, never knew we had bioluminescence here. Sam had the best tour, provided safety brief, all boats, supplies and even set up the kayaks for us. Started with a bit of yoga for a good stretch and then out onto the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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