Half Day Kayak Tour

Most Popular

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

West Side of San Juan Island | Whale Watching Route

Our Half Day San Juan Islands Kayak Tour is one of the most popular kayaking tours we offer. The tour is the perfect blend of time on the water and miles traveled along the famed orca whale feeding corridor along San Juan Islands west coast. With three daily departures, the Half Day Tour easily fits into travel schedules.

Full Day Kayak Tour

Wildlife and Whales

11:00 AM

West Side of San Juan Island | Whale Watching Route

Sea kayaking San Juan Island is a great way to spend a day. Our Full Day Kayak Tour travels the west shore of San Juan Island best know for orca whale encounters. With a full day to explore we take our time moving along the rocky shore tucking in and out of small coves. Part way through the kayak tour we stop for lunch at a small pocket beach and offer an optional hike to the Lime Kiln State Park.

Multi Day Kayak Tour

Multi Day Kayak Tour Options

  • 2 Day Kayak Tour
  • 3 Day Kayak Tour
  • 5 Day Kayak Tour

Multi Day San Juan Island Kayaking Tours are the ultimate in adventure and luxury. Join us for an all inclusive kayak tour of the San Juan Islands. Traveling from San Juan we venture through the islands to stunning campsites with beautiful sunsets and hiking trails. Paddle along waterways popular for whale encounters and wildlife diversity. Leave all your gear behind because we provide everything you need from quality MSR tents to amazing meals prepared with locally sources products. Join a San Juan Islands Kayak Tours today!

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San Juan Kayak Tours

Sea kayaking tours are one of the most popular activities on San Juan Island. Our select kayak tour routes provide excellent whale watching opportunities. Kayak tours are operated daily during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Full Day Kayak Tours | Half Day Kayak Tours

Sunset Kayak Tour

Bioluminescence Kayak Tours

Multi-Day Kayak Tours

About Kayaking Tours on San Juan Island

San Juan Island has been known as a world renowned sea kayaking destination in the United States for many years. The islands are set between the mainland of Washington State and Vancouver Island Canada. The unique location provides shelter from open ocean conditions. The sea currents through the islands set the stage for a highly biologically diverse region. Encounter whales, seals, sea lions and more!

Join Discovery Sea Kayaks for your San Juan Islands Kayaking Tour

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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Its been a busy past few weeks getting things set up for the season. New staff training has started. Long days on the water assessing skills and teaching skills. We have a lot of fresh new bike builds from Kona Bikes ready for rental. Currently, we have half day kayak tours open every day and about to open our popular full-day kayak tour. So if you are looking to get some kayaking in this month visit our site and make a reservation. Bikes are also available online for rent. www.discoveryseakayak.com ...

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Took a ride down to the south end of the island today and just by chance saw Orcas moving through Cattle Pass. ...

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2018 Kayak Season Employment
It's that time of year again. Before we know it kayak tour season will be here.

Kayak Guide:
We are seeking hard-working individuals with prior guiding experience. Previous work in the outdoor industry and a background in biology or naturalist work is a bonus. Apply by sending your resume to info@discoveryseakayak.com

Shop Positions:
The office is where all the adventure begins. We look for high energy individuals that are good with people. Phone and computer skills are a must. Those with previous hospitality experience will fit great. Added bonus if you have previous work with bikes, kayaking and/or other outdoor adventure businesses. Apply by emailing your resume to info@discoveryseakayak.com

Apply soon as we are setting up interviews now.

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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