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Outdoor Odysseys

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86 Cedar St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9302
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Amazing experience!!

What an incredible experience! Kayaking at San Juan Island was one of my dreams and this trip... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rens S
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Great 3 day kayaking and camping adventure!

My boyfriend and I did the 3 day, 2 night kayaking and camping trip with Outdoor Odysseys. We went... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cooksam23
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Lakewood, Colorado
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Since 1987, Outdoor Odysseys has been offering quality guided sea kayaking and whale watch tours in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Our tours feature an opportunity to search for Orca whales and eagles while paddling. We offer great camp cuisine including Dutch oven cookery and naturalist guides that are extremely knowledgable about the biological, geological and natural history of the area. We have been selected by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the "200 best outfitters" in the world.
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86 Cedar St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9302
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an incredible experience! Kayaking at San Juan Island was one of my dreams and this trip definitely exceeded my expectations. Before our trip we communicated with Tom, which was very smooth and everything was very clear. On the day, we were with a group...More

Thank Rens S
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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Rens for the kind words! We aim to make things as smooth as possible for our guests. It's your vacation, let us do the work. So excited that the big guys showed up for you, they truly are the icing on the cake!...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I did the 3 day, 2 night kayaking and camping trip with Outdoor Odysseys. We went from San Juan Island to Stuart Island. Our trip was great. It was intense at times with strong currents and eddies, but our guide was so...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We know that folks have limited time to get away and explore and relax. We want that experience to be as fun and enjoyable as possible. We were excited to share your boyfriend's birthday with you and hope to have you back soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group of 20year old to 60 year old adventurers, this company was high class all the way. Our guides Matthew and Kevin were energetic, patient, funny and great chefs. You will not eat hot dogs and hamburgers here...just gourmet meals. We did experience...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Lyne, I'm happy that you enjoyed the trip as much as we did! The shoulder seasons are a wonderful time to be out on the water and it sounds like the wildlife was out in force. We can't wait to have you back!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I really want to learn more about kayak camping and wanted to see the San Juan Islands. We weren't sure a guided experience was for us because most of the time we enjoy the freedom of figuring things out ourselves. Keith, our...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aimee, I glad you got so much out of your trip with Keith. Our mission is to deliver the most enjoyable, safe and informative kayak tours in the San Juans and it sounds like we checked all those boxes for you. We know how folks...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

TL;DR: Do this! It's amazing! I did the 4 day kayaking tour in August 2017 and it was AMAZING. The pictures don't come close to capturing how unique this experience is and how incredibly beautiful this area is. You really have to experience it for...More

Thank Amy D
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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We always try to go above and to make these experiences enjoyable and comfortable for folks of all abilities. Keith is back with us again for 2018 and i guarantee that we'll be running equally fabulous trips this season should you come back! Cheers!

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

If you’re looking for a fun and unforgettable kayak trip in the San Juan Islands, I highly recommend Outdoor Odyssey. Our 3-day trip was superb: kayaking gear was well maintained and safe; our guide was knowledgeable, accommodating and well organized; the food and wine delicious...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're ramping up for the 2018 season now and are hoping to continue to deliver the same high quality experience that you had last fall throughout this summer. Looking forward to another Nor'wester trip this fall! Come paddle with us again!

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

We had a very friendly and knowledgeable guide on our 2-day overnight Orca kayaking trip. She knew the waters and had studied up on the coastline to give us an interesting running narrative. My very big problem with the trip was lack of food safety...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Here at Outdoor Odysseys we pride ourselves on the quality of our trips. In our 30 years of operation we have never had any food related sickness on any single trip that we have run. The impeccability record is more than a roll of the...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We had a rather large group of 18 people ranging in age from their 20's to late 70's. OO taught us all the basics on the first morning and we were off on a channel crossing. The equipment is top notch. The boats, spray skirts,...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

It was great to get Oberlin out in the San Juans again. We love getting big groups that know each other on the water, they tend to be a blast and this was no exception! Cheers to all who made it possible!

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

I've been researching kayak trips for a while and found the San Juan Islands have opportunities to kayak with Orca Whales. This has been on my bucket list for quite some time. There are several companies to choose from but I went with Outdoor Odysseys....More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

We certainly can't control the weather but we are glad you think Matthew did a wonderful job of keeping everyone safe and showing you all a great (if challenging) paddle. Challenging paddling is the exception to the rule here in the summer so when we...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

I am not usually someone to pay for a guided tour, but this was absolutely worth it and a huge highlight during our time in the San Juan Islands. Our guide was awesome. I really appreciate how he work our way through the waves, as...More

Thank Seth K
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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Safety and fun. You hit the nail on the head! Those two are critical to a great trip and sounds like you had them both. Come camp with us next time, we'd love to have you back!

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