Half Day Kayak Tour

$87 Per Person – 4 Hours

8:00 AM | 11:30 AM | 1:30 PM

West Side of San Juan Island | Whale Watching Route

Kayaking San Juan Island offers opportunities to encounter killer whales in the wild. Travel past the iconic Lime Kiln Lighthouse while keeping your eyes out for whales, eagles, porpoise and more. Explore that shoreline with one of our professional kayak and naturalist guides.

Full Day Kayak Tour

$107 Per Person – 6 Hours

11:00 AM

West Side of San Juan Island | Whale Watching Route

We only run one Full Day Kayak Tour a day. The route is selected to provide the best wildlife and orca encounters. A break for lunch on a small pocket beach allows time for a restroom stop and a short hike to the Lime Kiln Lighthouse. Join the Full Day Tour and spend all day in killer whale territory.

Multi Day Kayak Tour

Multi Day Kayak Tour Options

  • 2 Day Kayak Tour ($400 per person)
  • 3 Day Kayak Tour ($599 per person)
  • 5 Day Kayak Tour ($980 per person)

Multi-Day Kayak Tours are a great way to see the San Juan Islands. Visit our outer islands while we kayak along rugged coastlines in search of wildlife and orca whales. We provide the most inclusive kayak tour on the island, providing all kayak and camping equipment and all meals.

San Juan Bike Rentals

Our Most Popular San Juan Kayak Tours

We offer a wide range of San Juan Island Kayak Tours based in the town of Friday Harbor Washington. San Juan Island is a world renowned whale watching and kayaking destination.

Full Day Kayak Tours | Half Day Kayak Tours

Sunset Kayak Tour

Bioluminescence Kayak Tours

Multi-Day Kayak Tours

Kayaking San Juan Island

Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the islands. Whether you choose to go out for a half day or for 3 days you will fall in love with the islands.


Come spend time on the water with Discovery Sea Kayaks and enjoy learning about the history and the wildlife of San Juan. Let us take care of all the planning and details that will make your kayak vacation everything you envisioned.

Why Choose Discovery

Our expedition proven team of guides are eager to share the islands with everyone. We focus on providing a memorable and quality experience to all visitors to the San Juan Islands.

Small Groups (Smallest on the island)

Routes designed for whale watching and overall kayak experience.

Quality equipment maintained in expedition ready condition. 

Knowledgeable naturalist kayak guides. 

Easy and accessible downtown location. 

More Island Adventures

We can take care of all your San Juan Island adventure needs from kayak tours to bike rentals.

We have a working relationship with several other adventure operators on San Juan Island and we can help coordinate all your island activities.

Western Prince Whale Watching and Zip San Juan are a couple of local activities we have relationships with.

Visit our Packages and Specials page for details on multi-activity discounts

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Absolutely FANTASTIC! We had it all, Orcas, Eagles, everything! Thanks so much!


We had a great time kayaking with Discovery, the staff and guides were amazing. We saw the most wonderful views and eagles, seals, and orcas. Everything was done safely and respectively. Thanks Discovery!


AMAZING TRIP! The islands are gorgeous, wildlife and scenery were awesome. What really made the trip were our guides. A wonderful experience and would not hesitate to recommend this trip or comeback. Thanks for a great week

"I CAME BACK" I went on a 3-day kayak tour around the San Juan Islands in 2010, and loved it so much I convinced a pair of friends to come back with me in 2011. Both times, we did it early in the season, so our group consisted of 4 clients and two guides (one in training). The trainees were already pretty fantastic, but their trainer (and owner of DSK), Jason, is just plain awesome.


"BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE" Wow, a friend and I went on a full day kayaking trip yesterday and it was the most spectacular thing I've ever done! We hadn't gotten more than 5 or so minutes out of the little harbor where we launched when we started seeing Orcas, and they kept coming and coming!


"ONE OF OUR SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS" My husband and I took a 5 day trip and circumnavigated Orcas. The equipment was great, the scenery even better and our guide Brooke made the trip unforgettable. The entire experience was fantastic


We have been on numerous kayak trips in the past and this one surpassed them all. We found Discovery Sea Kayaks to be fabulous to work with during the planning stage. We appreciated the excellent equipment (the kayaks are really nice fiberglass ones) and the attention to safety (constant GPS going back to the home base and guide wears a dry suit).

On the west side of the island, Paul guided us to one of the most beautiful places we've ever been. As we paddled, he showed us jellyfish, sea stars, kelp beds, nesting bald eages, seals, Dahl dophins and the majestic Orcas. It was breathtaking to see a pod of Orcas