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Discovery Sea Kayaks

Friday Harbor, WA, USA
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About Discovery Sea Kayaks
In the heart of downtown Friday Harbor, we offer a range of San Juan Islands Kayak Tours and Bike Rentals. Kayak Tours range from a half day outing to multiple days out camping on the outer islands. Our signature Full Day, Half Day and Sunset Kayak Tours travel routes best to encounter whales and marine wildlife. Our multi-day kayak tours range from 2 to 5 days with the 3-day kayak tour being our most popular. We provide all the equipment and cook every meal with fresh locally sourced foods. We are proud to employ a small group of professional guidesthat are extremely skilled kayakers and trained naturalist. Safety, Education, and Adventure are ensured with our amazing team of guides. We operate some of the smallest groups sizes to ensure each kayak tour provides a personal experience. Our downtown location is the perfect starting point for exploring the island by bike. We have the largest electric bike rental fleet on island and quality traditional bikes as well.
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Julie wrote a review Yesterday
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3 of us went on a bioluminescence tour. It was fantastic. Guides Kelly & Carly did an excellent job of teaching us about the creatures and keeping us safe in the dark!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks
Responded yesterday
Thank you for the review and for joining us on the water.
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Christine T wrote a review Jun 15
Thornton, Colorado91 contributions52 helpful votes
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This was a mother-daughter adventure. We chose the 3 day trip and spent two nights on Jones Island. Our guide was Avery, an enthusiastic young man that had endless energy! Besides guiding our trip he was also the chef for all meals. He provided amazing food that included Pad Thai one night! On day two our group decided to hike Jones Island. Avery is well educated on nature and that made it a very interesting tour. The pads that are provided for sleeping on the ground provided a good cushion from the hard ground. This was the most comfortable experience I have had sleeping on the ground. Sea kayaking is one of the tougher adventures we have done. Avery was always alert to the environment and changing current to provide the best route for paddling. The three day adventure was plenty for us!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks
Responded yesterday
What a great adventure! Avery does an amazing job when he is out there. He is tuned in to every detail. Thanks for taking a moment to share your experience with us. If you make it back to the island and want another kayak adventure, give us a call.
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ajajit wrote a review Jun 12
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
Wonderful to say the least! Initially our eyes took sometime to get adjusted to being able to see the bioluminescent water in the dark. So it felt like the videos on the website vs our actual experience in terms of brightness of the bioluminescence weren’t the same. However the guides soon explained the science behind the phenomenon of bioluminescence and we kayaked to parts where the bioluminescence was magical! It is definitely a one of a kind experience. Our guides Ellie and Avery were very knowledgeable, they knew their way around the bay and were very knowledgeable on the biological processes that generate this beautiful experience.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for paddling with us and sharing your experience on the water with Ellie and Avery. The Bioluminescence Kayak Tour is a special experience and Avery really likes sharing the detail behind the process. Thanks again for choosing to paddle with Discovery.
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sierragladfelter wrote a review Jun 8
Boulder, Colorado6 contributions2 helpful votes
My family and I recently visited the San Juan Islands and went out sea kayaking with Discovery Sea Kayak Tours. We really appreciated the small group size which really made it feel like a customized trip and our excellent guides' (Carley and Chad) rich knowledge about the island's history, sea life, and local natural history. I would highly recommend this company for not only folks interested in getting out on the water, but those also interested in learning more about the amazing ecosystem!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for the review. Chad and Carrley make a great combo leading tours. Thanks again for sharing your experience.
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Dean T wrote a review Jun 3
Portland, Oregon10 contributions10 helpful votes
I had an afternoon free and called Discovery to learn options to tour Lopez Island. They set me up with a rental, adjusted the bike based on my details given over the phone, had the bike and paperwork all ready when I walked in (as promised). They gave me good advice about the Ferry (new to these as a walk on) and most important, about the Lopez island ferry terminal. They had a great afterhours drop off plan. All in all, a great experience. Did I mention the bike was terrific, and it perfect operating conditions. Look forward to next rental!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks
Responded 4 days ago
Dean, thank you for taking a moment to leave us a review. Cycling around the San Juan's is amazing. Happy we could be a part of your experience. Thank again for renting bikes with us. Hope we see you again.
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