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“3 Day Wine Tasting Trip”
Review of Outdoor Odysseys

Outdoor Odysseys
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I had an incredible 3 day Wine Tasting Kayak trip in the San Juan Islands. This group is great, the guides extensive knowledge of the environment and wildlife make the trip even more special. The meals are amazing! This is a must if you are heading to the Pacific North West.

Thank Nanette D
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

On July 10th the weather was perfect, the salmon were running, and the currents were in our favor, but no one could have predicted the outstanding wildlife viewing experience we were about to have with Ellie, our Outdoor Odyssey guide. Her knowledge of the area, her kayaking expertise, and her ability to take 8 total strangers and make them feel like family within a few short hours was nothing short of amazing. Our trip was called "Eagles and Orcas"and it did not disappoint: killer whales at eye level, bald eagles enjoying their own "lunch," sea lions popping up at every turn, and sea stars expertly found hiding in the tide pools--all within the backdrop of Lime Kiln State Park, stunning in its own right. Ellie made decisions for our group that delighted at every turn. From our kelp "snack" to our gourmet lunch, she did not miss a beat all day long, delivering an experience that was awe-inspiring and jaw-droppingly beautiful. If you get the opportunity to take this trip, don't think twice--go, go, go!

1  Thank Charlette P
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

What a great trip. It was amazing being out there. Our two guides ( Kaitlin & Oren) were just superb. Their knowledge about nature, preparing very delicious meals and just being so attentive to us kayakers. All around a very great trip. Even our 15 year old daughter said she would like to do it again.

Thank MartinaP15
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We took an adventure to the Pacific NW and started with a few days in the San Juan Islands. There are many companies offering tours and we felt comfortable with Outdoor Odysseys. Our timetable did not work for a scheduled 2 day adventure but they worked out a 2 day trip for our family of four.
The trip was loads of fun, the vistas were unreal and the weather was perfect. Our guide, Brett was prepared, energetic, informative, knowlegeable, entertaining appropriately instuctive in regards to safety and paddling in various water situations (tide, wake etc.). Our campsite was nice, lunches, supper, dessert and breakfast were awesome.

If we return or if friends ask for information, we would definitely plan to use Outdoor Odysseys and hope to have Brett as our guide again. The islands are breathtaking and a kayak trip is a great way to experience them.

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

I had booked this trip for the summer of 2012. Unfortunately, I had to cancel. I made it a goal to reschedule and took this 4 day kayak trip in June of 2013. Unfortunately the orcas were not in the area, but that ultimately did not matter. Kayaking and camping in the beautiful surroundings of San Juan Island and the islands around it was wonderful! I believe that my amazing experience was made possible by Outdoor Odysseys and our guide, Nikken (I hope I spelled her name correctly!) I believe our guide was in her seventh season with Outdoor Odyssey and it was clear that her experience as a guide made our trip even more enjoyable. Her cooking was amazing. Her knowledge of the currents and tides was reassuring and her ability to impart information about the area had us all listening with interest. She was very flexible and allowed us choices about our journey when they were possible. We had a small group of five participants and I think I can speak for all of us and say that we had an amazing time!

Thank Amy H
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