August Kayaking and Whales

San Juan Island Kayak Tours in the Fall Season So for August has been the best month of the season for whale watching on our kayak tours. Early August we started having more frequent whale encounters and has continued throughout the month. We are looking forward to September Kayak Tours and hope we continue with … Continued

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Kayaking San Juan Island in September

September on San Juan Island September is fast approaching and many do not know its one of the best months on the island. Sure the first week is a bit busy with Labor Day weekend and everyone taking the last minute opportunity for a long weekend as the summer nears its end. But after Labor … Continued

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We Do Not Rent Kayaks. Why?

Discovery Sea Kayaks does NOT RENT kayaks. We are a kayak tour business providing guided kayaking tours only. We also recommend not renting kayaks if you do not have proper training and practiced rescue skills.   The kayaking industry is a pretty interesting work place. There are so many different forms of kayaking from whitewater, … Continued

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San Juan Whale Watching and Kayak Tours

So far this season July has been the winning month to see orca whales on our San Juan kayak tours. Early in the season there were a good number of transient killer whales in the area but very few sightings of the Resident Killer Whales. But starting the first week of July we have had … Continued

Whale Watching San Juan Island

Lately we have been seeing orcas but the season started slow with few encounters from kayaks. Earlier in the season the resident killer whales were not visiting the are much but we had a lot of transient killer whales around. Though the transients were around we were not having as many encounters as the power … Continued

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Why We Use Tandem Kayaks

Many times when people call or email about our San Juan Island kayak tours they ask about what kayak we use. Some are often surprised we use tandem sea kayaks. It is true we do not offer single kayaks to any of our guests on our kayak tours. The question we often get is, Why? … Continued

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How To Get To San Juan Island Washington

Traveling to San Juan Island can get a bit overwhelming when planning your logistic from Seattle. Many people do not realize that the San Juan’s are located pretty far north of Seattle. So I have decided to write a small How To Get to San Juan Island post to help with your trips planning. Many … Continued

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Multi Day Kayak Tours San Juan Island

Multi Day Kayak Tours The San Juan Islands present a unique opportunity for nature loves and outdoor enthusiast to kayak in some of the best whale watching waters in the world while camping on small remote islands. Over the years San Juan Island has grown not only as a place to see the famed Souther … Continued

Kayaking Tours and Your Safety

Recently there seems to be a lot of internet posting and articles about kayak safety and many in the sea kayak community being overtly safety conscious. I understand every individual is entitled to their opinion on safety and can choose to take as much risk as they wish, if willing to accept the outcome of … Continued

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5 Tips to Choosing the Perfect Sea Kayaking Company

Whether leaping through white waters on a rushing river, or rowing out on a tranquil sea, Kayaking has a rich history. More and more, people are choosing sea kayaking as a great way to exercise and reconnect with nature. When choosing your next sea kayaking adventure, you want to have the best experience possible.  Here … Continued