About Us

Discovery Sea Kayaks is a small sea kayak tour and sales company based in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. We started the company with the idea of keeping to our small company roots. We choose to limit the size of our San Juan Island sea kayak tours to provide a better experience for our guests. We hire a small and talented group of outdoor guides and provide the training needed so they can become the best in the industry. Over time we have added to the adventures. Recently we added bike rentals to our business. With our downtown office, we are the easiest bike rentals on San Juan Island to get in and out of quickly. Since we have a small fleet of rental bikes we are able to maintain all the bikes to new like conditions.

Join us for a San Juan Island kayak tour, rent a bike to explore or both. We hope you enjoy the service we have worked hard to provide.


Our goal at Discovery Sea Kayaks is to offer you a memorable San Juan kayak adventure. We believe small group sizes, professional guides and quality equipment allow us to provide our guests with an exceptional San Juan Island kayaking experience.

We pride ourselves in being the best at what we do. Developing an operating standard that focuses on our guests experience, instead of maximum profitability. Creating a professional environment for guides, we attract individuals who look at guiding as a career and not a summer job.

There is no better way to understand how we set ourselves apart than joining us on a San Juan kayak tour.

Unique Kayak Adventures

Paddle the west side of San Juan Island with views of mountains and beautiful islands. Take the chance to kayak with orcas and view bald eagles hunting for fish. From morning to sunset this is the place to be. San Juan kayak tours designed for adventure and exploration.

Our 3 Day Kayak Tours are the most all-inclusive kayak tours on the island. Everything is taken care of, simply arrive with spare clothes and a water bottle and we have the rest. From food to camping gear, we have you covered. This is the best way to experience the San Juan Islands. Camping in the islands is magical and combined with the chance to kayak with orcas, its truly a memorable vacation.

Have something special in mind? Give us a call and we can help plan a custom kayak tour that fits your needs.

Gear & Equipment

When it comes to equipment we believe our clients deserve nothing but the best. We outfit our clients with the same high quality kayaking gear and equipment used by our guides.

Current Designs fiberglas tandem kayaks.

Werner, makers of lightweight, high quality paddles.

MSR quality 3 person tents (for 2 guests). 

Marmot spacious, warm and comfortable sleeping bags.

Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Pads.

SeaLine Dry Bags

San Juan Sea Kayak Tours at it’s Best.

Professional Guides

We strongly believe one of the most important aspect of and kayak tour is the guide. Sea kayak guides that join the Discovery team have a lot of work ahead of them before they can lead tours. We have developed a rigorous in-house kayak training program that pushes each individual to reach their goals. Those who take to the lifestyle and eager to increase their kayaking skills are sent to professional training classes and symposiums.

Discovery guides are excellent naturalist with a wide array of knowledge of local wildlife and history. New guides to Discovery take part in our wildlife and history classes and attend local lectures to increase their knowledge of the area. All guides are certified through the Whale Museum to operate tours in the Orca Whale Recovery Zone along the west side of San Juan Island. We are proud to be stewards of the San Juan’s and share our knowledge to help preserve the island history and natural areas.

We are a group of professional guides that strive to be the best in the industry.


Rest assured that before stepping foot in a kayak, you will be given a thorough kayak and safety orientation so you are familiar with the kayaks and comfortable on the water.

Your safety is our priority. Our guests safety and comfort starts with our pre-trip planning. Because of our small group size, we can easily adapt to conditions and accommodate the needs of our guests. To ensure the highest safety standards, all Discovery Sea Kayak guides are seasoned professionals with First Aid, CPR and advanced kayak training.