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Address: Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: +1 360-378-5767
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Our Goal is Simple: We Want You to Have the Best Sea Kayaking Tour of Your...

Our Goal is Simple: We Want You to Have the Best Sea Kayaking Tour of Your Life! Join us for a kayak adventure that offers the full range from energized fun to calm serenity. Our guides skillfully hand-craft every Sea Quest Kayak Expedition into a custom learning experience - one that will surely enhance your appreciation of our natural environment. Our kayak tours are mainly led by actual biologists and environmental scientists who double as highly-trained outdoor educators and sea kayak guides. This level of excellence distinguishes us from other outfitters and transforms your experience into an adventure in learning.

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6 hour tour

We had a great time! Pat was a great guide and very knowledgeable. We will definitely go again. We saw porpoise, seals, and all kinds of birds. We also saw a cool light house.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
Ronalee B
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long story short, kayaking trip resulted in visit to island hospital emergency room and emergency airlift to hospital on the mainland. Air Ambulance bill: $21,492.00. AirLift Northwest sells a vacationers policy: $60 for three months coverage. Wish I knew then what I know now! Island hospital has limited resources and seems to run a steady stream of business to the... More 

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ltokayak, Manager at Sea Quest Expeditions Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Yes, we totally agree! And that's why our website strongly suggests it. We have a page titled "Purchase Travel Insurance for Peace of Mind on Your Kayak Vacation". It fully explains the advantages of inexpensive travel insurance, including medical evacuation from remote locations. Also our reservation page reminds folks that it is a good idea to obtain the insurance. Finally,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time! Pat was a great guide and very knowledgeable. We will definitely go again. We saw porpoise, seals, and all kinds of birds. We also saw a cool light house.

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1 Thank Ronalee B
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I went on a 3-day trip with Patrick and I wasn't happy at all with the service I received. Having been kayaking around the world in places like Antarctica, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico and many others, I felt the quality of the tour I received wasn't according to what I paid. The guide wasn't an expert naturalist. He was a... More 

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ltokayak, Manager at Sea Quest Expeditions Kayak Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear of your disappointment. Having more realistic expectations would have likely helped place you in a better frame of mind for providing a positive review. It is important to remember that the services we provide are kayak tours in the San Juan Islands. We are not simply a “whale-watching service”. Our typical guests expect us to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

My husband and I just went on a 5 day trip with Sea Quest. Had an INCREDIBLE time out in the islands kayaking and camping. Kayaking was great, food was great, wildlife was great, but let's talk about our guide Will- HE IS THE BEST! Our guide, Will, seriously made this trip memorable, amazing, exciting, and we learned so much... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

My wife, a friend, and I went on the full day kayak tour. We got to paddle a triple kayak, which was unexpected and a blast. You can really get moving fast with three paddlers. Our guide, Will, was super personable and knowledgeable. He connected on a scientific, technical, and personal level. We appreciated all of the knowledge that he... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We did a 3 day/2 night kayak tour in early September with Elizabeth as our guide. Sea Quest apparently only hires guides who have a scientific background and Elizabeth's guidance and direction of our trip was invaluable. It was great having extensive conversations about the wildlife we were seeing as well as the overall ecology and history of the islands.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We saw so many Orcas as well as seals, sea lions, bald eagles and beautiful scenery. Our guide, Marianna, was incredibly knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. She stayed calm in every situation and helped us get in position to see the Orcas while making sure we had a fun time. This is the second time I've been on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We went out today with Marianna on the most amazing kayak tour ever! We saw so many whales and other sea life. She was super knowledgeable and friendly and made us feel totally comfortable even as the whales went by. I would definitely come back and do another tour as long as she was my guide again!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My wife and I went out last weekend for the 3 days camping and kayaking tour and couldn't be happier with out experience. Form an organizational standpoint everything went smoothly beginning with our pickup in Friday Harbor. The equipment, routes, pace met all of our expectations and the food was tasty and plentiful. Above all our guide, Elizabeth, was smart,... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Very informative and fun tour. Saw a bunch of Orcas and seals. Patrick knew what he was talking about and could convey it well. He really got the group talking and kept it very interesting. I highly recommend this tour and am currently saving to do the 3 day tour.

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