Discovery Sea Kayaks Blog

Category: San Juan Islands

June 22, 2018

Bald eagles are a common sight for paddlers kayaking the San Juan Islands in Washington state. Nesting close to waterways, these large birds are often seen perched near nests or soaring overhead. This time of year,…

June 13, 2018

Monday was an exciting day for kayakers on the west side of San Juan island. The Discovery Sea Kayak full day kayaking tour saw an endless array of wildlife all amidst the gorgeous backdrop of the…

May 30, 2018

June we kickoff the 2018 season Bioluminescence Kayak Tours. This season we have dates posted for June, July, August, and September. We still have dates left with plenty of room but the weekends are filling up quickly. …

March 10, 2018

In the past couple of weeks, our guides have noticed an uncommon visitor to the San Juan Islands, Velella or “by-the-wind-sailor”. These kiwi-sized creatures have been noticed washed up on beaches and caught among kelp beds close…

August 29, 2016

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…

August 22, 2016

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…

July 28, 2016

When it comes to kayak companies there are a lot of choices on San Juan Island. But when it comes to true professional kayak expedition and touring companies there are very few. We have worked hard…

July 16, 2016

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…

July 12, 2016

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…

July 9, 2016

Many people travel to San Juan Island to kayak, whale watch or bike. A portion of those travelers are here to join a multi-day kayak tour. Sea kayaks are prefect for longer outdoor excursions. With large…