Discovery Sea Kayaks Blog

Kayaking the San Juan's With Discovery Sea Kayaks

December 17, 2019

Bioluminescence is the emittance of light by a living organism. Here in the San Juan Islands, one such organism makes a grand impression during the summer months. With longer warmer days, Noctiluca blooms en masse in…

August 9, 2019

What’s up with the ferry to San Juan island Now that we are most of the way through the summer season here on San Juan Island and it is very clear that the Washington State needs…

June 17, 2019

Some of my best experiences guiding over the years in San Juan Island are all the encounters with killer whales. It is no secret that San Juan Island is well known for having the opportunity to…

July 24, 2018

Kayaking along the coast for San Juan Island has been bringing visitors to the islands for many years. More to the point most everyone one comes to paddle along the western shore of San Juan. The…

While the typical entries on our blog are updates from our guides about the cool experiences they and our guests are having out on the water, I thought a little insight about our downtown shop might…

July 22, 2018

One of the great benefits of working in the DSK shop is that if a kayak tour isn’t full, we (the shop staff) may be able to tag along. That is great fun for us, of…

June 28, 2018

Our first round of Bioluminescence Kayak Tours just wrapped up and we are eagerly awaiting the next. We operate these tours exclusively during the darkest phases of the moon to make sure we get to see…

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 18, 2018

Yesterday’s San Juan Island half-day kayak tour started out promising, with a light wind forecast and a large tidal exchange promising good intertidal viewing. I picked up my group of five at our downtown shop location…

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…