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“Can't wait to try it again!”

San Juan Outfitters - Day Tours
Ranked #9 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Can't wait to try it again!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went out in 2 double kayaks, for a half day tour. There were 4 in our party; two experienced kayakers, and 2 first timers. Our guide (Kestrel) was fantastic - she was knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife, and found a great route for us to take when the wind got up.

We saw some great wildlife, and the view of the islands from the water was fantastic. As a first time kayaker, I can't wait to try it again next year, and would definitely go back to San Juan Outfitters.

Visited August 2013
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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
1 review
“Extraordinary Whale Convocation”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Our family group of 10 (including three generations) had an incredibly memorable time on this 3-hour tour. We sincerely appreciated all the care that was taken to make sure all of us (including grandchildren, ages 5 and 6) were safe, comfortable and engaged. Best of all was the knowledgeable guide who had so many stories to tell and breadth of knowledge about our resident Orca pods, their natural history, habits, and habitat needs.

We were blessed with a beautiful day and a convocation of Orcas with members from all three pods (J, K and L) spotted. We had a steady stream of sightings on all sides of the boat... Orcas surfacing, jumping, breaching, solo or in small groups. We felt like we were in the middle of a moving celebration of whale feeding and greeting. It was a very special experience, supremely capping a 5-day family camping adventure on the Olympic Peninsula.

Visited August 2013
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oklahoma city
1 review
“Couldn't Have Been Better!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

My family, including children, 8, 10, and 13, recently went on a 3 hour kayaking tour with San Juan Outfitters. It was truly amazing and one of the highlights of our trip. The staff was informative and helpful while booking the trip. Our guide was amazing - she looked for all kinds of sea creatures, knew everything about them, and let us all see or touch them. She was a wealth of information! Of course, the scenery was beautiful. Don't go to the San Juan Islands without a kayak trip with San Juan Outfitters!

Visited August 2013
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calgary,ab
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“Savor Seattle and San Juan Outfitters”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

This July we enjoyed a weekend kayaking trip arranged thorough Savor Seattle that use San Juan Outfitters as the tour company. We had great meals, great company and excellent guides/cooks. The tour was 3 days kayaking/2nights camping and all meals and camping gear was provided. We just had to bring personal items and a very complete packing list was supplied in advance. Our guides were informative about the sealife seen including the creatures in the rocks, they knew their tides, currents, directions, etc. The guides were also responsible for the food preparation (this being a "gourmet kayaking trip" and they excelled at preparation, presentation and description of meals.
Nicest camping trip I've done. This was a great couples get away but would work fabulously for a group of friends or large family gathering. Perhaps even a work function assuming all are prepared to camp, no showers for 2 nights.

Visited July 2013
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Doniphan, Nebraska
1 review
“Excellent Kayak Tour for the Whole Family”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband and I took our children on the Kayak tour at Roche Harbor this summer. Our kids are 8, 8, and 7 years old. Our 7-year-old is classically autistic and non-verbal. I talked with San Juan Outfitters multiple times before our vacation to make sure that this was something that would work for our family. They had great customer service and answered all of my questions. My youngest had never been on a kayak before. I was very impressed by our guide's willingness to work with him and show him what to do instead of only explaining it verbally. Her patience was incredible. All three kids had a great time and we were grateful that our 7-year-old was able to come with us. It was definitely the best part of our vacation.

Visited July 2013
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