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San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours

275 A St, Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
+1 360-378-4436
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Three day Self -Guided Kayak Tour

Tim was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable in helping us set up our trip. His equipment is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rachel H
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Phuket, Thailand
via mobile
3-hour am tour

John was a fabulous guide. I was so surprised how much I enjoyed kayaking. I have never enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
StephSouthwick
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Everett, Washington
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Specializing in 2, 3, 4 and 5-day sea kayaking trips and half-day, full-day and sunset sea kayak tours in the beautiful San Juan Islands. Experienced, fun and friendly guides, quality equipment and attention to detail. On day tours paddle with orca and humpback whales, harbor seals, porpoise, bald eagles, otters and stellar sea lions! On multi-day trips kayak with orca whales too! We've been leading quality sea kayak tours since 1980!
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good3%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (23 reviews)
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275 A St, Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tim was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable in helping us set up our trip. His equipment is excellent and his communication and customer service was fantastic. We had a wonderful trip where we saw a wide variety of animals and we are already looking forward to...More

Thank Rachel H
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

You have joined us for four consecutive seasons, and it is always a pleasure to get you and your friends out into the islands and then wait for the great stories upon your return. You are unforgettable! I look forward to planning a new route...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

John was a fabulous guide. I was so surprised how much I enjoyed kayaking. I have never enjoyed myself on a kayak like I did this time. We were not even sore the next day. We saw wildlife and we learned so much information I...More

Thank StephSouthwick
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

If our trips are safe, educational, enjoyable and enlightening, we have done our job. Looks like we hit the mark in all phases. Thank you for taking time to write a review of your experience. I hope that we will see you again for more...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply wanted to say how happy we were with our first experience in Kayaking. We definitely chose the right people to go with ~ San Juan Kayak Expeditions!!!! Jay and I went with our tour guide Cole. Cole had extensive knowledge when it came to...More

Thank Tracey A
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We humbly accept your "highest rating" and kind words, since reviews like yours are what we strive by providing top-notch equipment, quality customer service and professional, fun guides! I know you meant to hit the fifth star in your rating, but your positive experience with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience on the full day kayaking trip with San Juan kayak expeditions. We kayaked to the lime kiln lighthouse. We saw a few seals and bald eagle. Even though the seas got rough on way back our guide Cole made us...More

Thank christa0228
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great equipment and an experienced sea kayak guide are essential to our guest's safety, and I am glad your family felt safe with Cole as your guide. That feeling is essential to a positive, enjoyable sea kayaking experience. Thank you for paddling with us for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day with san juan kayak , very friendly and professional, John was our guide and he was awesome , his previous experience in botany made him a wealth of knowledge, he was very friendly and engaging . The scenery was beautiful.

Thank anthonyr1971
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Anthony! I am glad you enjoyed the mind of John and his innate curiosity. The islands are pretty amazing too! Thanks for being a part of our 38th season!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved San Juan Kayak Expeditions! The owner, Sally, was so nice, helpful and friendly. Our guide, John, was just fabulous. Friendly, knowledgeable and just a great guy. I can't rate this place highly enough!

Thank Janeylynn
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Gee, you've got us blushing, Janeylynn! I'm so glad you enjoyed Sally and John. They are just two of the reasons that set us apart from the competition. Thank you. Keep on paddling!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I saw the most beautiful sunset while kayaking with JD from San Juan Kayak Expeditions. It was a magical experience, gliding across the glistening water while spotting jellyfish, sampling different types of seaweed, and being greeted by friendly seals. Our guide, JD,...More

Thank Suney P
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You make my heart sing, Suney! I am so glad you loved your experience with us and that you let the islands take you away. JD is a truly exceptional human being, and we are lucky to have him on our staff. We post all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a 3-day kayak tour and it was an incredible experience. Our guides, Tara and Cole, were excellent and made the trip a lot of fun. It was a first for everyone on the trip, except Tara and Cole, and we felt very...More

Thank Dean P
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great, Dean. Thanks for the kind words! Tara is in her fifth year with us, and is a truly phenomenal naturalist and guide. Cole is in his second year and is an up and coming star. I'm glad you enjoyed each of them, our equipment...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful experience! We came on our honeymoon and were so happy with the trip arranged for us by Tim and the crew at San Juan Kayak Expeditions. We went on a 5 day self-guided trip and everything was prepared to make it simple and...More

Thank aab_gpb
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That was an amazing route you completed, and you can be proud of your accomplishment! Being on your honeymoon made it even more special for you and for us. Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Thanks for going beyond our expections on our first Sea Kayaking experience! Can't say enough about our guides Tara and Cole making our trip a very memorable one!! Their experience and knowledge of the islands, sea and creatures were amazing!! I have only been home...More

Thank Rod H
TimThomsen, Owner at San Juan Kayak Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

You and your two friends helped to make our June three-day Coastal Explorer as much fun for Tara and Cole and the rest of the group as it was for you! You trip had it all: orca whales, kayak sailing and a group that was...More

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