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“Gorgeous Experience”

Discovery Sea Kayaks
Ranked #5 of 28 Tours in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We did the full day Eagles and Orcas kayak trip and it was a great time. While we didn't get to see any Orcas, we saw a few bald eagles, harbor porpoises, sea lions and the incredibly beautiful coastline. Our guide was great - friendly, knowledgeable, fun - and with our small group of just two couples, allowed for us to move at our own pace (pretty quick), get in close to the rocks to explore a bit and did a great job leading the group. The staff was friendly, helpful and the experience was just incredible (minus not seeing Orcas, sadly)

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This kayak was great for the range of skill levels in our group. Our guide (Jason) was knowledgeable, did a great time getting us through a couple of points where the wind made the paddling difficult, and was responsive to our desires. Also, I like that Discovery is very clear about the rules for keeping both wildlife and tourists safe.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We booked a sunset tour kayak trip and while we didn't see any orca, the sunset was idyllic and we had a great time. Our instructor was informative, encouraging, and relaxed. We learned a lot and will definitely be return customers.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our afternoon was relaxing with only 6 people in our group. We as a group decidedly hike and kayak a little further from our lunch stopping point. We didn't see orcas but were lucky enough to see a small pod of minke whales. It was incredible to be able to hear and see them surface. Our guide was good. He was very competent and friendly.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We booked a full day kayak trip with Discovery Sea Kayaks and we thrilled with the experience. Our guide, Josh, was fun, full of great information and extremely professional. Our group was mostly novice kayakers and Josh did a good job blending the varied skill levels. About half our group was made of people who didn't follow directions, but Josh never lost his cool and made sure the rest of us were not negatively impacted. I will never use another company in Friday Harbor and my husband and I are already planning for one of the over night trip DSK offers.

Go with DSK, you won't be dissappointed!

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