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“Memorable Evening”

Discovery Sea Kayaks
Ranked #6 of 25 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.
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Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We opted to take the Sunset Kayak Cruise and enjoyed our trip. AJ, our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced in the water. Discovery prefers to have smaller groups on their tours so the guests have a better experience. We had four in our group, plus AJ, which was perfect. While we didn't see any whales, we did see eagles, seals, blue herons, starfish and salmon. The equipment Discovery provides is top notch and they are very safety focused. I would highly recommend Discovery Kayaks! Thanks for a memorable evening.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I took a 3 day tour with Discovery Sea Kayak. Our private group used to organize our own multiday kayaking trips but we decided to have a guided tour because we're not familiar with the area. All I can say is that I'm very impressed with the way Discovery Sea Kayak operate (ranging from friendly staff at the office, great customer service, and experience / knowledable guide). Our guide Nate was awesome. First, I'm impressed with his meal. It was fanstastic. Second, I'm also impressed with his skills and knowledge of the local waters during time time we discuss our options for where to go the next day (getting the weather forecast / wind condition, the water current at the time of our travel, and it's impact on our paddling which all come true during our paddle). Their guides definitely know what they're doing and I definitely feel safe throughout the trip. And then during the trip, our guide also talked about the local area and wildlife as we encountered them. It has been an awesome experience.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was extremely impressed with our guide Nate. We are an experienced group of kayakers who usually rent kayaks and self guide our own trips. This year we decided to paddle the San Juan Islands and not being familiar with the area, settled on a 3 day guided trip with DSK.


From the fantastic gourmet meals to the wealth of local knowledge, DSK is a best in class guiding outfit. I would recommend DSK to anyone interested in paddling the waters surround the San Juan Islands.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just spent Labor Day weekend up in Friday Harbor and we took the all-day (about 6 hours) kayak tour. We took the Victoria Clipper from Seattle to Friday Harbor (i.e., we had no car on the island) and since the Discovery office is downtown Friday Harbor it was very easy for us to get to. Our guide, Donald, was excellent and very professional, very helpful, and great to be around. We also really lucked out...no one else had signed up for the all-day tour so we had our own private guide. It was just a great, great day out on the water and the views are quite simply stunning. Discovery has dry gear so you stay dry and warm.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just returned from a three day trip. Chad was our awesome guide. He was talented, knew how to read the water and made the trip safe and fun. The trip was everything the owner Richard said it would be in his correspondence and on the website. Friday Harbor is a great Island to start your trip. We spent three beautiful days kayaking through the San Juan Islands. We saw some amazing sea life. The camping spots selected were beautiful a provided for some great hiking. The trip was well organized and the food was amazing as promised. I cannot recommend this company enough.

1  Thank Lisa S
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