San Juan Island Sea Kayaking
- Intro to San Juan Islands
- Whale Watching Info & Facts
- Travel to San Juan Islands
- San Juan Islands Kayaking FAQ
- Map of all Kayaking Routes
- How to Prepare
- Resources to Learn More
- Video & Photos
- All Tours
WHY CHOOSE SEA QUEST FOR YOUR KAYAK ADVENTURE IN THE ORCA WHALE WATERS?
- Best prices for San Juan Islands kayak tours in the whale waters.
- Best chance to kayak with orca whales in their natural habitat. Top location to witness whales nationwide!
- Kayak camping tours on small, remote islands with many eagles, otters & seals.
- State-of-the-art sea kayaking equipment and newest kayaks in the San Juan Islands.
- A great diversity of trip types including women only kayak trips!
- Kayak along stunning sea cliffs & lighthouses in the wilder western San Juan Islands.
- Kayak to National Monuments, National Historical Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, State Parks and County Parks.
- Biologist/naturalist kayak guides with an excellent safety record!
WATCH OUR KAYAKING VIDEOS IN THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
READ OUR SAN JUAN ISLAND KAYAK TOUR DESCRIPTIONS
Join a Sea Quest Kayak Tour today! All trips leave from Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands of Washington. Click any trip to view more information. All San Juan Islands kayaking tours begin from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island within walking distance of the ferry terminal.
Kayaking provides an excellent opportunity to witness the captivating phenomenon of bioluminescence up close, as it allows for close proximity to the plankton. Bioluminescence is a magical phenomenon that can be seen in many parts of the world. Some of the best places to see it include the Florida Keys, Outer Banks, and San Juan Islands. These areas are home to a variety of bioluminescent creatures, including plankton, jellyfish, and fireflies. When these creatures are disturbed, they release light, creating a dazzling display. This night kayak tour is the perfect choice for nature enthusiasts seeking to witness one of the most stunning and unique displays of the night. The San Juan Island Bioluminescence Kayak Tour lasts approximately 3 hours, from pick-up to drop-off.
We are one of only three companies to offer kayak tours on the west side of San Juan Island to Lime Kiln “Whale-watch” State Park, the best place in the US to see killer whales. We have the flexibility to launch on the east or south sides of the island in response to the most recent orca whale-watching reports and weather forecasts. Total time for afternoon / one day San Juan Island kayak tours: Approximately 6 hours from pick up to drop off.
A quick introduction to San Juan Islands kayaking for those without much time. Great for seeing seals, eagles and other wildlife. Total time for morning / half day San Juan Island kayak tours: Approximately 3 hours from pick up to drop off.
A sunset kayak tour is a great way to end your day on San Juan Island. You can paddle through tranquil waters and see porpoises and other marine wildlife. If you see an orca, it is important to stay calm and respectful. Do not approach the animal, and do not throw anything at it. Simply admire it from a distance and enjoy the experience of seeing one of these amazing creatures in its natural habitat.
Our shortest San Juan Islands camping adventure journeys to one of the smaller islands that are accessible only to those with their own boat. Like all of our multi-day kayaking tours, we follow the main orca whale travel route for the entire trip to maximize our whale watching chances.
Our most popular length of all San Juan Islands kayaking trips. Enjoy remote islands and awesome scenery in the primary killer whale watching waters. Lots of eagles, seals, otters, and other marine wildlife, too!
The classic tour for those who want to really soak up the ambiance of the San Juan Islands. Longer kayak expeditions mean more time in the prime orca whale watching areas.
Guided by women, naturally! We offer women’s kayaking adventures in the San Juan Islands. Our trips are 3 or 5 days long, but if you can’t find dates that work for you, please contact us to discuss creating a custom trip. We can work with you to find dates that fit your schedule and create a trip that meets your interests. We would be happy to work with you to create a trip that meets your specific needs and interests.
Kayak instruction combined with a Puget Sound camping adventure in the San Juan Islands. Training and lessons on all the skills to prepare yourself for independent kayak expeditions.
Have some special fun in Friday Harbor, Washington with your friends, family, co-workers, church group, school class or scouts.Private kayaking trips in the San Juan Islands can be customized to meet your specific needs and interests. You can choose the start and end times, the length of the trip, and the focus of your adventure. On all our San Juan Islands kayaking tours launching from Friday Harbor, Washington can be found by using the left sidebar menu.