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San Juan Safaris vs. San Juan Outfitters

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San Juan Safaris vs. San Juan Outfitters

Which company offers better and more varied options for tours/kayaking/whale watching for a family with kids, ages 6 & 9?

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1. Re: San Juan Safaris vs. San Juan Outfitters

You might consider a completely different option altogether. We at Sea Quest Kayak Tours have been providing biologist-led kayak trips for over 20 years. Our day tours operate directly off of Lime Kiln Whale Watch Park. Due to the limited range of sea kayaks, you will want to begin your kayak trip closest to the primary whale watching area to increase your chance of success. We also have special 3-person kayaks for families with small children to use. Give us a call at 360-378-5767.

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2. Re: San Juan Safaris vs. San Juan Outfitters

San Juan Safaris has been in business for many years on the island and is a locally well known reliable company. We've taken their trips before and have also heard good things about them from visitors with small kids who have used them.

They have a web site at http://sanjuansafaris.com/index.html

And a FAQ page at http://sanjuansafaris.com/whale_faq.html

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3. Re: San Juan Safaris vs. San Juan Outfitters

Thank you for writing. San Juan Safaris specializes in just whale watching. We see whales from our boat about 95% of the time. Our vessle is 55 foot long and is the newest boat in the San Juan Islands. We take 40 or fewer guests. Located right next to the ferry landing, you do not need to bring your car across.

San Juan Outfitters is THE best kayaking company in the islands. One should know that if your focus is seeing whales, kayak tours see whales about 30% of the time. You do need to be kayaking exactly where the whales happen to be.

Best best - do both tours!

See you this summer.

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4. Re: San Juan Safaris vs. San Juan Outfitters

this isn't really an advertising fourm for tour operators. While its nice to promote your companies its against TA policies.

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5. Re: San Juan Safaris vs. San Juan Outfitters

My apologies. Of course, that makes perfect sense!

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6. Re: San Juan Safaris vs. San Juan Outfitters

Yesterday I noticed this new poster who is just joined us here the last few days ago and so far has only promoted his kayak companies on San Juan island. As davidgmg points out this is a violation of tripadvisor rules. I hope the general public doesn't get hoodwinked by this advertising posing as "advise" and realizes that advertising is far away from other travelers own knowledge or unbiased information. 

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