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Women Kayaking Vacations – Orca Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands



  • Lowest priced kayaking vacations in the San Juan Islands – an excellent value!
  • Our Expedition Director, Martine is a woman. She knows how to create a supportive atmosphere where women are 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.
  • Sea Quest has been leading kayaking vacations in the San Juan Islands since 1989 and has the longest unblemished safety record thanks to extensively trained guides and newest kayaks & safety gear.

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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

Please click the trip button above to learn more about features common to all of our San Juan Islands kayaking tours.

2 to 5 Days
Group Size
All Group Sizes
Age Range
All Ages
Activity level
Beginner Friendly
Starting From
Mon - Fri
San Juan Islands, WA
Rated 4.8 / 5 (265 Reviews)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do women's kayak tours differ from regular kayak tours?

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.

How popular are women's only kayak tours in the San Juan Islands?

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.

Gear List

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!

Please Note:

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.

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