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Discovery Sea Kayaks

260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
+1 360-378-2559
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Great experience!

My husband and I booked a half-day kayaking tour in late May and had a great time. Our guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elena R
Fun Kayak Experience

My experience with Discovery Sea Kayaks began at the time of booking. I initially booked for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline B
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Providing San Juan Kayak Tours since 2001. We offer a range of San Juan Island kayak tours; Half Day, Full Day, Sunset and Bioluminescence Kayak Tours. We also have longer kayak expeditions for 2, 3, and 5 days for kayaking and camping. Kayak tour routes are designed for whale watching during the prime whale movement season. We pride ourselves on offering the most educational and quality kayak tours. Our staff is made up of seasoned industry professionals with many years of experience. With our shop located in the middle of downtown we have a easy to find meeting location. We also provide guided San Juan Island Hiking Tours to our two island National Park. To complete our adventure offerings we have a range of bike rentals from performance road bikes to electric bikes. Discovery is a full service adventure outfitter in the heart of the San Juan Islands.
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“half day tour” (14 reviews)
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260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I booked a half-day kayaking tour in late May and had a great time. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable, patient and had a great sense of humor! It couldn't have been a more beautiful location and we were happy we decided...More

Thank Elena R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience with Discovery Sea Kayaks began at the time of booking. I initially booked for the wrong dates and sent an email to the company. They promptly emailed me back and reimbursed me for my error and helped me rebook for the correct dates....More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wild and beautiful experience with our sunset kayak tour. The waves were a challenge for the first part but our guide Rick was helpful in explaining how to navigate them. Eventually the wind and waves died down and our trip was beautiful...More

Thank CWaple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a "Sunset" 4 Hour Kayak experience and it was awesome! The guide really explained all of the procedures thoroughly and it was a perfect night! We saw porpoises, Sea Lions, Jelly Fish, and an Eagle which added to the adventure. Highly recommend Discovery...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially picked this company because of the flexibility in schedule and they took tours out on the west side of the islands (towards the sea). The guide and owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The entire trip was fantastic... the transport out to the...More

Thank Stefan R
DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Sounds like you had a great experience. Having orcas pass close to the kayaks is exhilarating for sure. We hope to see you on your next visit to the islands. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a day!! Our guide Eric was amazing, helpful and knowledgeable. The sights are breathtaking. We were lucky enough to experience killer whales, bald eagles, and harbor seals couldn’t ask for a better day. Equipment provided by the company was top notch! I would recommend...More

Thank Rodney M
DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Looks you guys had a wildlife-packed day on the water. We are always excited to share the area and especially when we can get you on the water to see orcas. What a great experience. Thank you for taking a moment to leave us a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That was my 20 y/o son's comment on Jones Island. We took a 2 day trip with Kelly and it was amazing. We totally lucked out on the weather, but it was Kelly that made the adventure so special. She paid close attention to the...More

2  Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dad and I did the 3 day kayak / camping trip with Discovery. Neither of us had ever done a multi-day kayak trip before, but will certainly do so again after this experience. Rick, our guide, was knowledgeable, professional, capable, helpful, and to top...More

2  Thank CaliforniaMikeS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented the Felt Electric Assist Bikes this week and took the ferry ride from Friday Harbor to Lopez Island. We take this ride at least once a year on our regular manual bikes and it is always a struggle especially for my wife to...More

Thank williamsM6072NG
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My Mom and I booked a half day kayak tour to leave at 1:30pm. We walked on the 8:30am ferry from Anacortes and arrived in Friday Harbor at 9:45am. Went to check in at Discovery Sea Kayaks because we were early and needed some recommends...More

1  Thank Tim R
DiscoverySea, Owner at Discovery Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for being flexible and helping us consolidate our tour that day. Happy to hear you enjoyed not only the kayak tour but had a blast on the E Bikes. We love being able to provide great adventure experiences on the water and off....More

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Evie P
What age is the bioluminescence tour minimum? Thanks
6 June 2016|
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Response from Jason G | Property representative |
We have a minimum age of 12 years old for the tour. But we have found the best age is early teens and up. Given how late the tour operates younger paddler tend to fade pretty fast.
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685TomL
I have kayaked in the past & had some back issues. Do your kayaks have seats with back support?
8 September 2015|
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Response from Jason G | Property representative |
The kayaks we use are Current Design Libra XT tandem kayaks. The seats do have back support, but I would not say that have anymore support than any other tandem kayak in its class. They are comfortable kayaks, but back... More
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