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Address: Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: +1 360-376-4699
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Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in...

Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak with Shearwater! Guided tours in stable, 2-person kayaks. Seals, bald eagles, otters, & porpoise are common wildlife sightings. Morning, afternoon, & evening 3-hr tours; or pack a lunch and join a Day Trip. Custom group tours can be tailored to your needs. Special tours include: spring wildflowers and moonlight kayaking. Call now for info and reservations!

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Beautiful Day, Beautiful Place, FANTASTIC Guide

What a great outing we had! Corey was informative, knowledgeable, and fun! We were looking for a way to celebrate a 50th Birthday and this was perfect! It was beautiful and so... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Laurel, WA
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Laurel, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a great outing we had! Corey was informative, knowledgeable, and fun! We were looking for a way to celebrate a 50th Birthday and this was perfect! It was beautiful and so fun to see the birds, the water, the islands, the wildlife, and the sea life. This trip was better than expected and a great value!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was our sixth trip with Shearwater and we've always had great guides and wonderful tours. They really know what they're doing and know how to provide a fun experience for kayakers at any ability level. Highly recommended

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Jeff Z, Owner at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Returning guests are the highest praise for our guides and tours. We look forward to kayaking with you again on your seventh Shearwater trip! More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable time. Good way to sped a couple of hours I am an active 71 year old, and trip worked.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had a great six mile roundtrip in a kayak through San Juan Islands. Would definitely do again if I have opportunity to return to beautiful Orcas Island.

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Hollister, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife and I had a great time kayaking with out group leader Cory. We lucked out on the weather, the bay was calm and there was no wind. Cory took us around several islands, unfortunately there was not much in the way of wildlife except for some seal sightings. We did get to see a couple of sea plane... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went on the sunset tour out of Deer Harbor with 2 friends and 4 people we didn't know. We had kayaked before, but most of the other 6 people had not. The guide, Corey, was super patient with the less experienced kayakers - really giving them great instruction and encouragement. At the same time, he let us have a... More 

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Jeff Z, Owner at Shearwater Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the thoughtful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your kayaking with Shearwater on Orcas Island. It's great when our quality guides and equipment are appreciated by visitors. At just 8 people maximum on most of our tours, we keep our groups smaller than other outfitters in the area. We think it makes for a better experience. We do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Our guide Cory was incredible! Skilled and kind, he was great with every level kayaker and made our adventure memorable.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Carson prepped well our group of novice kayakers & gave us lots of information on the way about seaweed and jellyfish and harbor seals -- a fun and informative trip.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had an excellent trip with Correy. He was both friendly and knowledgable. Definitely recommend using Shearwater.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Disappointing trip. Supposed to be three hours but was more like two hours. Our guide named Carson was very unenthusiastic and it felt as if he was just going through the motions. End of season burn out perhaps. Not engaging nor did he tell us about the environment. As a guided tour I expected more information and conversation. He was... More 

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