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San Juan Kayak Expeditions

264 reviews
About San Juan Kayak Expeditions
Established in 1980 San Juan Kayak Expeditions is chosen by the discerning traveler. We offers authentic small group sea kayak trips and tours ranging from 3 hour tours to 5 day expeditions and customized sea kayak rentals. Sea kayak with orca whales, porpoise, sea lions, harbor seals, otters, bald eagles and more! We specialize in personalized customer service, quality gear and fun, knowledgeable guides leading small groups. Our trips attract active adults (families, friends, couples and singles) of all ages who love adventure. Join us on one of our daily 3, 4 or 6 hour trips or for a multi-day kayaking camping expedition. For those experienced in the outdoors we offer a comprehensive kayak rental service. We also arrange custom tours for wedding parties, reunions, outdoor clubs, schools and scout troops.
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Tim and his staff were fabulous - they helped set up our adventuresome family on a 4 day/3 night kayak camping trip around Shaw Island! We felt very prepared/safe as we set out on our first trip, but definitely not our last trip of this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sally T, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

You're welcome, Trip! I am glad you appreciate what we do, as we appreciate your renting from my company. Thank you for taking the time to share.

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I have rented from this business three years in a row. The San Juan’s are a beautiful NW paradise and experiencing them through island hopping on a kayak is second to none. Tim and Sally from San Juan Kayak Expeditions inform and prepare you for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

I'll have to look in to supplying extra "rutters", Ari, but for now I will stay with just spare "rudders!" It is always nice o see your smiling face each year. Thank you for being a regular.

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Excellent all around. Had a great time! We were provided with outstanding gear, were provided excellent meals and our group was so much fun!

Date of experience: September 2018
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TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

You helped to make the group fun, Jillian. That is the important thing. Thank you for sharing your experience with the world.

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We booked the half day tour kayak. They were really kind and friendly. We had a wonderful instructor that had explain us everything and told us many things about the area, animals and the island. We didn't see any Orca but the experience was amazing....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

What can I say? Kind, friendly, wonderful and amazing. Thank you for your kind words. May the tide be with you!

Reviewed 19 October 2018

I had an amazing experience with San Juan Kayak expeditions. My friend was visiting Seattle, and we called at the last minute to book kayak rentals for a night. San Juan Kayak Expeditions was extremely accommodating with the last minute request. They had everything ready...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

I am glad we could get you on the water for a sea kayaking adventure, G! Thanks for booking with us. I am sure you enjoyed the Werner carbon-fiber paddles and ThermaRest seat cushions. Great gear makes for a great experience. May the tide be...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Will was awesome, incredibly knowledgeable and super helpful. We had a great day with him. Sally was a pleasure connecting with and was helpful with information and recommendations. Would highly recommend this experience and hanging with Will! We can't wait to come back.

Date of experience: August 2018
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TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

I am glad you enjoyed hanging with our staff, Trek! To complete the package, I supply quality equipment that keeps you safe and proud. Thank you for your kind review. I look forward to seeing you at the kiosk again soon!

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Incredible trip from the beginning till the end. Such a great outfitter. They are extremely knowledgeable and experts in the area. This is crucial in dealing with the tides and overall safety. It is a full service operation with the highest quality equipment provided by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

I am the boss, and yet I don't even know what the "salmon upgrade" is! Cole is in Germany for Octoberfest, so I will have to wait to find out. He will be back next year and is looking forward to leading our five-day The...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018

This past August was my second amazing experience with San Juan Kayak Expeditions. A group of six of us went on a self-guided two day kayak trip from Griffin Bay to Jones Island and back to enjoy the beautiful San Juans and catch the bioluminescence....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

I was with you every stroke of the way all right, but you guys pulled it off on your own. Congrats on making a two-day rental into an adventure! Your review is a special one. Thank you for taking the time.

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We had a tremendous adventure, a very thoughtful, knowledgeable and competent guide. Lunch on the beach was fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
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TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

A kayak trip is a great place for a family to be. I am glad you enjoyed it all, from the guide to the lunch. I hope to see you back for our 40th season next year. It's going to be a humdinger!

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time kayaking. The process was easy and our guide was knowledgeable and funny.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ron M
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thanks, Ron. May the tide be with you.

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