San Juan Sea Kayaking



Lowest priced kayaking vacations in the San Juan Islands – an excellent value!

Our female guides create a supportive atmosphere where women can feel comfortable experiencing new activities & places.

Kayak the stunning seashores & lighthouses of the rugged San Juan Islands nearest Canada.

Best route for kayaking with orca whales anywhere in the US with over 80 resident orcas.

Camp on smaller, remote islands with abundant harbor seals, river otters & bald eagles.

Perfect safety record since 1989 on all our women kayak vacations. Our guides are trained to the highest safety standards.

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Women-only Kayaking Vacations in the San Juan Islands

Join us for your summer vacation on a women-only kayak tour from San Juan Island. Enjoy the sunny and scenic surroundings the archipelago offers to get outdoors in a safe and supportive environment with like-minded women. Our female guides can take you sea kayaking in the premiere orca whale watching waters, regardless of your experience level. Sea Quest was the first company to offer women kayak trips from San Juan Island, the first outfitter based here to have women guides, and the first to have a woman in the role of expedition director and partner.

So come and experience the best that the San Juan Islands offer: beautiful beaches, remote islands, rugged mountain views, and inspiring sunrises and sunsets. The region boasts the driest summer climate of anywhere in the US so the chance or rain spoiling your vacation is quite low. Excellent weather, abundant whales and wildlife, and hundreds of islands combine to make our women-only tours the ultimate sea kayaking vacation and camping adventure.

Sea Quest has two, three, and five-day women’s kayaking vacations which run regularly. If you can’t find a scheduled trip that works for you, don’t hesitate to let us know what your ideal dates are and we will schedule a custom tour to suit your needs.

Descriptions and Itineraries for Women – Only Kayaking Trips


2 to 5 Days

Group Size

All Group Sizes

Age Range

All Ages

Activity Level

Beginner Friendly

Starting From



8am Every Day


San Juan Islands, WA

RATED 4.8/5

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Frequently Asked Questions​


Women’s kayak tours in Friday Harbor are lead by female guides and all the guests are women. The routes/itineraries are similar to our coed tours.

Our women’s only kayak tours are most popular with groups of friends and family. We have many women’s tour offers so if you are traveling solo ask us which dates other female travelers have booked in so you have the highest likelihood of securing a spot. Occasionally we cannot run our women’s tours due to small group sizes and in these cases there is almost always the option to join one of our coed trips.



We provide the following:

Sea kayaks, all related sea kayaking trip gear, safety equipment, transportation to and from Friday Harbor and the launch beach, instruction and expert guides. While camping, meals provided include breakfast and dinner. Our all inclusive listing price includes spacious tents to ensure you will be well rested for adventure. Sleeping bags and pads can be rented for an additional nominal fee – but feel free to bring your own!

What you need to bring:

Beach clothing, beach foot wear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lunch. Bring a hat, warm sweater and rain jacket if cool, cloudy, windy or rainy. A detailed packing list of camping related household items will be provided after you book your tour!



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Our exclusive women’s kayak tour offers a tailored adventure ranging from 2 to 5 days, meticulously designed to cater to the unique experiences and preferences of female adventurers. Whether you seek a brief escape or an extended exploration, our tour promises a personalized journey that celebrates the spirit of women in the outdoors.

Embark on a diverse range of routes, each crafted to showcase the natural beauty and marine wonders of the San Juan Islands through the lens of women’s perspectives. While our typical routes are outlined, the exact path of your expedition may vary, ensuring a dynamic and enriching experience tailored to your desires.

There are many routes to choose from but there is no “Set Route” because we believe in being flexible to the needs and safety of our customers given a multitude of factors.

We do generally have a “North” route, guiding you through vital orca whale watching corridors, or venture along the “South” route, immersing yourself in the rich marine biodiversity of the region. Along the way, discover picturesque campsites such as Stuart and Posey Islands State Parks, Jones Island State Park, Point Doughty, Patos Island State Park, and Griffin Bay DNR campsites, where you can indulge in rewarding hikes and exceptional wildlife sightings while fostering connections with fellow female adventurers.

Our tour is characterized by inclusivity, empowerment, and camaraderie, providing a supportive environment for women to challenge themselves, build confidence, and forge lasting friendships. Whether navigating tidal currents or exploring secluded coves, our women’s kayak tour offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature’s wonders, curated exclusively for you.


We offer highly customized and flexible tours and itineraries for women’s groups. If you can dream it we can make it happen! Reach out to use over phone or email if you have something specific in mind.