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Shearwater Kayak Tours

138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
+1 360-376-4699
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Very relaxing day

On a recent visit to Orcas we went kayaking- 3 hour Deer Harbor tour. Our guide was very friendly... read more

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Reviewed 17 October 2017
April D
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Seattle, Washington
Knowledgeable, patient and fun guide!

Had a great time. Smart, funny guide. Knew a great deal abotut he local ecology, culture and... read more

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Reviewed 17 October 2017
Michael H
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Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in stable, 2-person kayaks. Seals, bald eagles, otters, & porpoise are common wildlife sightings. Morning, afternoon, & evening 3-hr tours; or pack a lunch and join a Day Trip. Custom group tours can be tailored to your needs. Special tours include: spring wildflowers and moonlight kayaking. Call now for info and reservations!
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138 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8205
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

On a recent visit to Orcas we went kayaking- 3 hour Deer Harbor tour. Our guide was very friendly and made the afternoon a relaxing and fun kayaking tour. We saw several seals and the views from the water were amazing.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Had a great time. Smart, funny guide. Knew a great deal abotut he local ecology, culture and history of the islands.

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Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Outstanding trip, ~3 hours, learning many things - history, wildlife, .... beyond just the kayaking (which was great fun). Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I want to compliment Shearwater Kayak Tours for being an honest business. I booked a tour to leave from Deer Bay and then went to Doe Harbor. There was no way I could make a later tour at Deer Bay,but Tom was very accommodating. He...More

Thank Graytoppop
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Michelle our guide was very good. Interesting tour of local islands outside harbor. History & nature

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Had an absolute blast with our guide. Wish we could have seen some wildlife, but all was still fun. We did the Wasp Islands tour and have no complaints.More

Thank popovima
Jeff Z, Manager at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience here. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with our kayak guide. Wildlife varies with the seasons and unpredictably, as well. This time of year, many of our bald eagles head to the mainland rivers in search of salmon. Seals...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

The guide was excellent; they have a strong safety orientation, the boats are good, although they have small cockpit openings. However, they had the most uncomfortable seats I have experienced in a kayak. The pad on the seat is located at the bottom of the...More

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Jeff Z, Manager at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thanks for joining our kayak tour, and for taking the time to write a review. The kayak models we use (Northwest Kayaks "Seascapes") are very common amongst outfitters, and the cockpit openings fit a wide range of people. The seat backs are definitely a challenge...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was a great tour, very knowledgeable guide and beautiful scenery! The equipment provided was perfect for the 3 hr excursion.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Carson was a most amiable, well-informed and articulate guide. He was appropriately concerned about our safety and shared a wide range of information with us. I thoroughly enjoyed his style and his manner - relaxed yet focused and always eager to answer questions as they...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Excellent experience for first time kayaking in open waters. Group of four tandem kayaks was a great size to paddle as a group yet explore at your own pace while within earshot of guide's instructions and notes about area & wildlife. Our guide - Michelle...More

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Anthony T
13 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
We have 3-hour kayak tours scheduled at 10am & 2pm at Deer Harbor Marina on those dates. At this time we have space available on both trips on the 17th, and on the 10am trip on the 18th. Availability is shown on our... More
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charger4life
11 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
While whales and kayaking are two of the big attractions to the San Juan Islands, no one can guarantee combining the two. The most likely time to encounter orca whales in the islands is spring and summer – usually mid-May... More
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spoteva
24 August 2016|
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Response from Jeff Z | Property representative |
A 3-hour kayak tour anywhere in the San Juans can be a great experience. Winds around the islands don't follow a predictable pattern, but are subject to weather systems coming off the Pacific. Our Deer Harbor location is... More
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