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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 12 September 2016

We had a beautiful day on the water. Sev was our guide and was very helpful - he helped me find all day parking. He was extremely knowledgeable of the island and all of it's biology. He was very instructive for a couple of newbies...More

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

The views are stunning and you all had a beautiful day to see the scenery and enjoy the western shore of San Juan Island. As far as changing our route goes really the best chance at seeing the orcas. It's more their range and speed...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I did the 3 day, 2 night trip to Stuart Island with my 2 teenage children. Our group was 6 people plus our guide. We kayaked 36 miles in 3 days. The scenery is gorgeous. We did not see any whales so I would not...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

We are so glad that you had a wonderful trip and that the weather was so friendly. Our guides are what we feel makes us special and we are glad that you found yours to be informative and skilled both on the water and in...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were looking so forward to "kayaking with the whales"... but, apparently, they had some place else to be... it is a big, big Sound out there and I guess we little humans weren't as appealing as some salmon running further north! But we did...More

1  Thank Sue R
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Sue, we're so glad that you enjoyed yourself with us for the day! There really is so much to see and I'm sure your enthusiasm and interest were contagious. Come camping with us on one of our over night tours or we can help you...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Just got back from an overnight camping trip with OO about a week ago, and after the time we had, I had to write a review. First of all, it's important for me to note that this review is completely apart from the fact that...More

Thank Stephanie M
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Stephanie, Thanks for the review and the healthy dose of perspective! The whales are incredible but are certainly not the only thing that make paddling in the San Juans with Outdoor Odysseys so wonderful. Come back any time!

Reviewed 19 August 2016

Nikkin was such an excellent guide for the weekend trip. We saw lots of seals and seal pups, bald eagles and tons of other sea life. Through Nikkin we learned all about the San Juans and the biodiversity in its waters. We also were fortunate...More

Thank 4lynnwood
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Two days is just enough to get a taste of how great camping with Outdoor Odysseys can be! Sounds like the wildlife was out in force and Nikken's skill in the kitchen was as well! Come see us again for a few more nights out...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My expectations of the one-day whale-watching kayak trip were high, based on a friend's recommendation, so perhaps I had set the bar too high, but this experience was disappointing. The guide did not seem to even fake attempts to spot whales and we basically hugged...More

Thank Kristen M
Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

I'm sorry that our day tour didn't meet your expectations. Those big mammals known as orcas have an incredible range as they follow their food source. That being said they make their presence know when they are close by making searching for them unnecessary. Our...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

I went on a 4-day kayak trip. Our guide, Sev, was fantastic. He knew about local geology, weather patterns, tides & currents, animals, and island populations. He fixed gourmet meals—stuffed poblano peppers, pad thai, apple crisp deserts. He had coffee ready every morning early, and...More

Thank Mizree P
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had a GREAT time on a 3 day kayak trip with Outdoor Odysseys! Taryn our guide was fantastic - she was super upbeat, fun and full of information. She also made amazing meals! Really, it was so impressive what she could do with the...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We called at the last minute on the morning of our trip and although they were booked up completely, they managed to round up a couple of vehicles and guide for us and get us on the water immediately! They picked us up in the...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We went on the three day trip and had a great time. We were picked up at the designated location on time and all the gear for our group was quickly stored on and in the van for our transport to the put in. Jennifer...More

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