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San Juan Outfitters

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Friday Harbor, WA, USA
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About San Juan Outfitters
The San Juan Islands are considered one the best places in the world to observe Orca (Killer) Whales and other wildlife. We specialize in providing high quality whale watching, kayaking, and adventure tours for groups, families, and independent travelers. San Juan Outfitters believes that getting people out in the natural environment is the first step in developing an appreciation for the natural world. We believe people have an innate drive to be outdoors, and we enjoy the opportunity make it happen. We hope that what comes out of that appreciation are steps taken to curb individual impact and decrease one's footprint on the environment. Decreasing our individual foot-print, and preserving our natural world is our long term goal. We're starting by setting an example here on San Juan Island. Learn more about our goals to decrease our footprint by checking out our carbon neutral goals, and our view on responsible capitalism.
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JPW_AW wrote a review Sep 2020
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We couldn't have asked for a more excellent experience. Wyatt was our guide for a 3-hour kayak tour in early September - he was knowledgable, entertaining and professional. We enjoyed our time with him and learned about the history of the islands and its wildlife. During our trip, we were fortunate to see several animals, including porpoises, which we know is a very rare experience for kayakers. Highly recommend this experience for anyone wanting to see and experience the most incredibly views and the best of what Washington has to offer. Ask for Wyatt! We'll for sure go back next time we're visiting the islands.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MichaelPickett wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington7 contributions4 helpful votes
this company is excellent. The guides were fun, knowledgeable, adapted really well to our group and were good with people of all ages. Food was fantastic and the gear was top notch. We cycled for a day on San Juan Island then did a 3 day / 2 night kayak camping trip and had a blast. Couldn't have been better. Ryder and Claiborne were out guides and both were fantastic.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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seattlerupali wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington67 contributions21 helpful votes
We went on a 3 day kayak trip to Stuart Island. From the beginning, it was easy to plan, coordinate and communicate with the tour company. Our guide, Wyatt, was thorough, kind, creative, fun and truly treasured the islands. He took our needs and desires into consideration as we were kayaking. The kayaking trip was gorgeous; we saw seals, eagles, porpoises, deer, and beautiful sunsets etc. We were lucky to experience bioluminescence as well! I would highly recommend this trip and company for any outdoor enthusiast.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Miriam and Bruce wrote a review Jul 2020
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My spouse and I spent most of this July on San Juan Island for a "kayak vacation" and San Juan Outfitters in Roche Harbor truly made it awesome. We had kayaked with them occasionally in previous years but made them the centerpiece for this trip. During three weeks we took eleven (!) tours with them - almost all 5-hour "day trips" plus a night bioluminescence tour. We met many of their different guides because we took a new trip every other day. They were consistently professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and safety conscious. Due to the depressed tourist traffic we were the only guests on a few of the tours, but on others the other guests ranged from children to extreme-sport enthusiasts. The guides handled this wide range of abilities and interests with professionalism, safety-consciousness, and humor. The other reviews hint at the wonders of nature seen in this area and our trips were no exception. In addition we were privileged to watch orcas dance around us during one of the trips. We depended upon San Juan Island Outfitters to make our vacation sink-or-swim (sorry again), and Brian, Emily and the rest of the San Juan Island Outfitters crew made it soar. Miriam & Bruce
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Brad M wrote a review Sep 2019
Naples, Florida720 contributions307 helpful votes
Very professional kayaks, gear, instruction and guides. Low key but fun exploitation. Especially licked the unique chance to raft on a kelp bed to rest and have a nature talk.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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