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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 17 July 2017

We were a group of 8, me, the grandfather, the oldest at 69, plus two daughters, one son-in-law, and four grandkids 13 to 7 years old. We needed to pack just our own clothes. Our guide picked us up at our hotel, took us to...More

Thank OregonTim117
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Kayaking is a great sport for all ages. Doubles and good guidance can make for an enjoyable time on the water! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with Keith and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We spent an entire day just off the coast of San Juan Island with Megan and the Outdoor Odyssey crew in July. Our party was 9 strong and included seasoned kayak veterans and a few rookies. The OO crew couldn't have been more professional and...More

Thank Brian-Sexton
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Well Brian, We are so flattered by your kind words. This area really is a gem and we also think that Megan is fabulous. We hope you are able to make it from your corner of the country to ours again soon to come paddle...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had an amazing 3 day ( 2 night) seak kayaking trip with Outdoor Odysseys. Keith, our guide, was better than we expected for a kayak guide, so easy going yet extermpley knowledgable about routes, currents, tides, winds, and saftey. He made our trip the...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We really love setting up and running custom trips for families. We tailor everything from itinerary to food preferences and are so happy that they exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to having you back!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

This trip was one i will never forget. Outdoor odyssey does such a great job on these kayak trips. Our guides were wonderful. The food was beyond belief...for anywhere not just a kayaking trip. there were ten of us on the trip 4 of which...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Those early season trips are some of our favorites! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip and your guides so much. Come see us again!

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We kayaked to Stewart island which is a state park. We set up camp and the guides started making lunch. All food made in Dutch ovens and from scratch. We even made seaweed salad from bull kelp. Was yummy. We had a blast. Two to...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful trip that you are considering coming paddling with us again! The islands are still as beautiful as you remember them. We have quite a few specialty trips these days featuring Washington winemakers, brewmasters, as well as...More

Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This trip was spectacular. I put Dec but we did it a few years ago in August. Didn't see Orcas but that was ok. Camped with a small group on Stuart Isl. Food was excellent and we had a blast. Way different than paddling Florida...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

I'm glad you have such fond memories of your trip! Come back and visit us again sometime!

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We called up to see if they were offering any tours for some weird dates. The owner put together a trip, for just me and my wife, even though he has essentially closed for the season. It was a beautiful trip, saw lots of seals,...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Patrick! It was a pleasure paddling in what can be a fickle season out here! Fortunately we hit the perfect weather window and had October sunshine and the islands to ourselves! Come paddle with us again!

Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were a group of four taking a full day kayak trip. I would highly recommend this tour group. Jennifer was our guide for the day, she was knowledgeable and personable. They weather was perfect (nothing to do with Odyssey, but it added to the...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

There is so much to enjoy out on the water. I'm glad you had a wonderful day with Jennifer. We really feel our guides are what set us apart!

Reviewed 12 September 2016

From the first phone call to the last handshake, my experience with the Odyssey team was perfect. Our guide, Sev was clear with directions creating safty, knowledgeable giving a lesson with each creature crossing our "path"', an excellent chief ..adding pounds to my waiste line.....in...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

I am so glad that you had such a wonderful experience, start to finish, on and off the water. We love getting groups of friends out paddling with us. Your enthusiasm and sense of adventure added so much to the trip and we'd love to...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I went on the one day tour in September. It was fantastic. We saw so many orcas including a few with their young. We somehow ended up along the route many were going and rafted up to have them approach surfacing on...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

What an amazing experience! Such good fortune to have such a close encounter. To abide by federal law we raft up and remain close to shore when the orcas swim through. On this day the whales were extraordinarily close to shore and we all got...More

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