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San Juan Islands Orca Wildlife Kayaking Tour

by San Juan Safaris Duration 3h+ Features animals Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $109

Embark on a kayaking adventure off Roche Harbor in search of orcas inhabiting the waters surrounding San Juan Island. A professional marine naturalist leads the group and provides fascinating knowledge of Puget Sound’s ecosystem, as well as current conservation efforts to protect the cetaceans.

Once you make your way to Friday Harbor begin your kayaking excursion or take a complimentary 20 minute boat ride to Roche Harbor at the northern coast of San Juan Island. Both harbors feature custom docks in calm, protected waters that make it easy to board your kayak. No prior experience is necessary as your guide can provide a brief safety orientation on how to paddle and navigate your kayak.

Evergreen forests thrive on the surrounding islands and make for a remarkable scene accompanied by the Olympic Mountain Range in the distant horizon. Witness belted kingfishers diving for their next meal or catch a glimpse of Pacific Harbor seals resting on the coast as you follow your tour guide around the island. Bring a pair of binoculars or a camera and be on the lookout for pods of orcas teaching young calves how to hunt and survive in the wild. The tour concludes with a return trip to Friday Harbor.

Embark on a kayaking adventure off Roche Harbor in search of orcas inhabiting the waters surrounding San Juan Island. A professional marine naturalist leads the group and provides fascinating knowledge of Puget Sound’s ecosystem, as well as current conservation efforts to protect the cetaceans.

Once you make your way to Friday Harbor begin your kayaking excursion or take a complimentary 20 minute boat ride to Roche Harbor at the northern coast of San Juan Island. Both harbors feature custom docks in calm, protected waters that make it easy to board your kayak. No prior experience is necessary as your guide can provide a brief safety orientation on how to paddle and navigate your kayak.

Evergreen forests thrive on the surrounding islands and make for a remarkable scene accompanied by the Olympic Mountain Range in the distant horizon. Witness belted kingfishers diving for their next meal or catch a glimpse of Pacific Harbor seals resting on the coast as you follow your tour guide around the island. Bring a pair of binoculars or a camera and be on the lookout for pods of orcas teaching young calves how to hunt and survive in the wild. The tour concludes with a return trip to Friday Harbor.

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10:00 AM, Kayak Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a 3 hour kayak tour.

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2:00 PM, Kayak Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

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11:00 AM, Kayak Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

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$125.40

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6:00 PM, Kayak Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a 3 hour kayak tour.

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San Juan Islands Orca Wildlife Kayaking Tour

Activity Location

Friday Harbor

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • San Juan Safaris

    2 Spring Street #6

    Friday Harbor 98250


Highlights

  • Chance to see Orca Whales in their natural environment

  • Kayaking tour along the cool & calm waters of Puget Sound

  • Pacific Harbor seals resting on the rocky island coastline

  • Panoramic views of the snow capped Olympic Mountain Range

  • Belted Kingfishers diving into the sea to hunt their prey


Inclusions

  • Guided kayaking tour around San Juan Island

  • Kayak rental

  • Brief safety orientation

  • One-way transportation from Friday Harbor to Roche Harbor via small boat

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages, bottled water, and snacks


Know Before You Book

  • This activity takes place in the San Juan Islands at Friday Harbor. Transportation to Friday Harbor is not included. Friday Harbor can be reached by driving to Anacortes, about two hours north of Seattle, and catching a ferry to Friday Harbor, about a one hour ferry ride. Ferry lines can be long in the summer so additional time will be needed to reach Friday Harbor if you plan on driving onto the ferry.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • You do not need previous kayaking experience.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.