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“kayaking trip”(28 reviews)
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...more
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86 Cedar St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9302
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about how wonderful our tour was. We had a group of 12, but with 2 guides it was easily managed. For this trip, I was with my dad and sister, and although we are fairly outdoorsy (backpacking mostly) none of us...More

Thank Anna H
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Anna! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your trip so thoroughly! Come back and paddle with us again. I'll be sure to pass your praise on to Matthew and Kevin. Your feedback is really important to us so thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I went on the 4 day trip with Outdoor Odysseys. It was a great trip. The guides were amazing! They interacted with everyone well and seemed to really enjoy their job. The food was delicious too! I would highly recommend this trip!!

Thank telieshab
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love the work we do here at Outdoor Odysseys and I warms my heart to know that it shows. We look forward to having you come out on the water with us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this as a solo trip for myself, needing some time to decompress at a hectic point in my life. Matthew, our guide, made everything so easy. Every aspect of the trip was extraordinary - the ocean, the meals (and where we ate them...More

Thank elizabethbrodek
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sheesh, we are so flattered that you got so much out of your trip with us. It means a lot when well traveled folks pass on such high praise. We appreciate you spreading the good word and hope you come paddle with us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic people! Great food! Beautiful islands! Outdoor Odyssey is very knowledgeable about the islands and wildlife. The kayaking is so much fun and they can adjust the trips to any experience level.

Thank Kristin A
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kristin, we try our best and we are glad that your trip exceeded your expectations. We'd love to have you back!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with Keith on a 4-day kayak trip. It was a great experience. Keith was awesome, a safe guide and made wonderful food for us. Our guide was very helpful and explained a lot of wildlife and history to us. We had a lot...More

Thank Mi R
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The weather this September has been stellar and we are glad it lined up that way with your trip. I will let Keith know that you had such a great time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best friend and I signed up for the 4 day paddle and camp and we had the best time! The guides were knowledgeable and so much fun. The scenery was beautiful. We saw a ton of wildlife (no whales but porpoises!) The camp spots...More

Thank svogel89
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you thank you! We'd love to have you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a 4 day/ 3 night trip and it was everything you could ask for! The guides Pat and Mark were very knowledgeable of the area and all the wildlife. Had good kayaks and good food for the trip, plus my group was lucky...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Any time we are able to see whales it's always a special gift. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy and appreciate seeing those big guys in the wild. Don't be a stranger and bring your friends next summer!

Reviewed 8 September 2018

We had beautiful weather and a very personable, knowledgeable guide. Thanks to Mark, our guide, we learned about the history and sea life in the area. We saw numerous harbor seals and a juvenile eagle. Got to see a bit of Friday Harbor after arriving...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Our mission is to provide the most enjoyable, safe, and informative kayaking experience in the San Juan Islands. We are so glad you felt we lived up to that standard. We'd love to have you back for something longer now that you're 'seasoned' paddlers! I...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We are a family of four: 49, 44, 12, 9. We worked closely with our trip guide, Keith, and the staff to customize our 3 night, 4 day trip with another family. Although physically challenging, they worked very hard to dial the trip into our...More

Thank Ian S
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you thank you! I know that Keith and Mark had fun getting you all off the beaten path and to some of the less frequented corners of the San Juans. Family trips are always a blast and we always enjoy creating experiences where folks...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018

We had a custom 3 night trip with 2 families (kids ranging from 9-14). We chose the eastern route as we wanted more remote campsites. Our guides Keith and Mark were great with the kids. They tailored the routing to our ability and allowed flexibility...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Custom tours are always so fun to organize and we love sharing this place with families. We are thrilled that Keith and Mark were able to meet/exceed your expectations. We'll welcome you back anytime and can create another new and off the beaten path itinerary...More

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