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Outdoor Odysseys

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86 Cedar St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9302
+1 360-378-3533
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Kayaking with Orcas

Loved this trip! Our guide Johanna was fantastic and we were able to experience rare close... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie S
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White Salmon
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3-days to Jones Island Wine Tasting. To perfection. Just unbelievably wonderful.

This is somewhat long, but worth your read if you want a really good time. Request Anna as your... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tom G
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Kirkland, Washington
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Since 1987, Outdoor Odysseys has been offering quality guided sea kayaking and whale watch tours in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Our tours feature an opportunity to search for Orca whales and eagles while paddling. We offer great camp cuisine including Dutch oven cookery and naturalist guides that are extremely knowledgable about the biological, geological and natural history of the area. We have been selected by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the "200 best outfitters" in the world.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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86 Cedar St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9302
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this trip! Our guide Johanna was fantastic and we were able to experience rare close encounters with Orcas in the wild. I felt very safe during this adventure and loved every second of it.

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is somewhat long, but worth your read if you want a really good time. Request Anna as your guide and sign up a 5-whatever size group and you'll be amply rewarded. Ours was a 3-day trip to Jones Island from Jackson Park south of...More

Thank Tom G
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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Custom trips like this are so fun to put together. It thrills us when folks enjoy the trip as much as we did putting it together. You're group was wonderful to work with from initial planning to the trip itself. We'd love to have any...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Several friends and I just completed an Incredible 3-day kayak tour with beer tasting. We all had an absolute blast. Here's a rundown: The Guides Our tour guides, Keith and Jennifer couldn't have been any better--informative, exceptional cooks, and amazing characters. Keith and Jenny make...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of kayak companies in the San Juan Islands. As a former guide in the area, I can recommend only one - Outdoor Odysseys. Knowledgeable guides, terrific food and eco-friendly practices. Do yourself a favor and go with this company, you won't...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's so flattering to have you as a "former guide in the area" choose us year after year to share the islands with your friends, especially given that you weren't guiding for Outdoor Odysseys during your tenure here. We're excited to have you back again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so great!! The most picturesque place and Patrick and Anna were expert guides. Lunch was so good at the halfway point. We had a great time. We are experienced paddlers and rate this as one of the best trips ever.

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's nice to get such high praise from experienced paddlers! Come back and paddle with us again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so pleased to only have 4 in our group. It was my daughter and I and a young couple. You could tell Outdoor Odyssey cares about your experience and not just cramming as many people into one tour. Our guide Kevin made the...More

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful time. We try to balance the educational, recreational and relaxation aspects of our adventures. Kevin goes the extra mile and I'm so glad it made for a memorable trip!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to go on a Tuesday and there were no tours available online. I called and they were so nice they called a bunch of guides and found someone willing to take us out. Great customer service! Johanna was amazing too. She was a...More

Thank Susan G
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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the high praise. These bio-tours have been really fun and we were thrilled to have you as a part of it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our full day kayaking trip was amazing! We received the trip as a wedding gift and we were so thrilled. Patrick was great and knew so much about the island, the animals, and how to kayak. He explained things very well and was helpful the...More

Thank Savannah S
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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Savannah! Come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We experienced the 3-day Kayak & Camping tour. The location is breathtaking, the guides were knowledgeable, professional and fun. The food they provided was excellent, and the camping was outstanding. Highly recommended

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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Short and sweet. Come and paddle with us again!

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

What an incredible experience! Kayaking at San Juan Island was one of my dreams and this trip definitely exceeded my expectations. Before our trip we communicated with Tom, which was very smooth and everything was very clear. On the day, we were with a group...More

Thank Rens S
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Tom M, Owner at Outdoor Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you Rens for the kind words! We aim to make things as smooth as possible for our guests. It's your vacation, let us do the work. So excited that the big guys showed up for you, they truly are the icing on the cake!...More

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