San Juan Kayaking
This four-day trip is designed for the fitness enthusiast. All instruction and leadership is provided by professional guides.
This adventure is designed for the first time or the experienced paddler. With multiple guides, everyone in our group can always choose an easier or more challenging route each day.
Although no experience is required to join this adventure, for those interested, optional kayak classes will take place on Lake Union in Seattle during the month of May.
bonuses you can look forward to
- Kayak in excellent whale and bald eagle habitat, paddle by an abandoned Coast Guard lighthouse and enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains.
- Our “Killer Cuisine” – Brie and cracker appetizers, bottled wines, smoked salmon pesto linguine, organic salad mix and a freshly made Dutch oven apple/pear crisp.
- Our guide/naturalists – Friendly, fun and experienced: Average is age over 30.
- We camp on a remote island only accessible by boat.
Kayaking in the San Juan Islands
With over 200 rocky, forested islands to explore the San Juan Islands are a superb kayak destination. Harking back to an earlier time when the islands were used by the native Lummi and Swinomish tribes as summer fishing camps, we traverse the waters as they did, using the wind and currents to aid us as we explore these beautiful islands.
Experience the fun of sea kayaking and camping on a remote island accessible only by boat! The pristine waters of the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands are host to over 82 resident Orca whales. Other treasured wildlife sightings may include minke whales, harbor and Dall’s porpoises, seals, river otter and a variety of different birdlife ranging from auklets to herons. The region also boasts the second largest bald eagle breeding population in the continental United States.
Our adventure begins in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Travel to Friday Harbor is by car/ferry via Anacortes, or by air from Boeing Field and Lake Union. Our adventure starts at breakfast on the first day and we are happy to arrange accommodation in Friday Harbor for the previous night.
What you can expect
Sea kayaking touring in the San Juan islands is a fun, active way to experience amazing wildlife such as orca whales and bald eagles. After an invigorating day of paddling you can look forward to an evening of good company and superbly prepared cuisine. Our guides go to great lengths to provide tastefully prepared meals that will enhance your enjoyment of the wilderness experience.
What could be better in life than watching the sunset from your campsite while savoring a glass of wine and enjoying delicious Northwest cuisine from your waterfront campsite? You get to relax over a glass of chardonnay or ‘cab’ and nosh on appetizers consisting of herbed goat cheese, crackers and garden fresh vegetables. Meanwhile, your industrious leaders are busy firing up the Dutch oven, slicing and dicing vegetables and preparing dinner.
What’s on the menu tonight, you inquire? We’re having smoked salmon pesto linguine and a salad of mixed organic greens –some grown from our own island garden – tossed with a light vinaigrette dressing. Dessert – Freshly baked gingerbread topped with whipped cream & sun ripened blueberries.
$600 per person - paid at the time of registration; remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
- Travel to and from Seattle on a Kenmore Air Sea Plane
Accommodation and meals as noted in the daily itinerary; tents, food, permit fees, professional guides. Physical fitness evaluation and customized fitness plan.
Transportation to Friday Harbor; personal equipment rentals, items of a personal nature and travel/evacuation insurance.