LIMITED TIME(ONLINE RESERVATIONS ONLY): Reserve a Half Day or Sunset Kayak Tour for August and Save $10 per person. Only one discount per reservation. The Half Day Kayak tour is one of the best way to kayak San Juan Island. Four hours in duration, your guide will meet you at our shop in downtown … Continued
We are NOT located in San Juan Puerto Rico. We are in Washington State USA
Being on the water at night can be a special experience. The allure of the darkness and the still calm of the night really creates a setting that is hard to beat. The San Juan Islands have good tidal exchanges that develop highly nutrient rich bodies of water, creating an environment with a wide diversity of microorganisms. Some of which are bioluminescent. Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism. In the San Juan Islands the organism most commonly emit a nice green burst of light. With the disturbance the kayaks and paddles make as we move across the water’s surface, these organisms give off a green sparkle of light. One of the main sources of bioluminescence in the San Juan’s is a dinoflagellate (a flagellated protist), Noctiluca. Noctiluca is a non-parasitic and non-toxic marine dinoflagellate common to the waters here. Some of the Jellies also emit light as well.
Come join us for a night of fun and one of nature’s most amazing light shows on our Bioluminescence Tour.
The above images are of images of Noctiluca through a microscope.
June 28 – July 10
July 28 – August 8
August 27 – August 31
When you make your reservation we will email you the time to meet at our shop in downtown Friday Harbor. You can also Contact Us for times of departure. Each departure time will be slightly different as it will be based on sunset and moon rise. You should eat dinner before the tour as the tour will not be over before in town establishments close.
Kids on Bioluminescence Kayak Tours
We have set the age limit at 12 years of age and up for this tour for various reasons. With our experience kids younger than 12 years age usually fall asleep well before we begin to see the bioluminescence and often become unhappy about being in the boats. If you would like to reserve a Bioluminescence Kayak Tour with kids less than 12 year of age, please contact us for information on a custom kayak tour.
San Juan kayak tours are best known for encounters with orcas. Our full day kayak tours spend the most time in prime whale watching territory. Six hours in duration, this San Juan tour includes a lunch break on one of our picturesque pebble beaches overlooking Vancouver Island and the Olympic Mountains. Though we do not … Continued
Please Call To Reserve Tucked into the east side of San Juan Island, just outside of Friday Harbor, Griffin Bay is the perfect destination for calm water kayaking. Here, paddlers are exposed to scenic views across San Juan Channel, as well as wildlife viewing opportunities. This is a popular hangout spot for harbor seals, waterfowl, … Continued
LIMITED TIME (ONLINE RESERVATIONS ONLY): Reserve a Half Day or Sunset Kayak Tour for August and Save $10 per person. NOTE, if you have a group of 4 or more guests you receive a 10% discount already, only one discount is applicable per reservation. Use Promo Code August at checkout. Sunset Kayak Tours are a photographers dream … Continued
A Multi-Day San Juan Island Kayak Tour is truly the ultimate island experience. These pacific northwest gems are widely known to offer some of the best sea kayaking on the west coast. We offer 2-Day, 3-Day, and 5-Day overnight tours so guests can select the best option for the amount of time they have. Each … Continued
Custom San Juan Island Kayak Tours are great options for school groups, church groups, alumni groups, scouts or other groups looking to have an exclusive kayak tour. Discovery Sea Kayaks has always specialized in providing custom kayak tours around San Juan so that everyone can find a kayak tour that works for their group. At … Continued
San Juan Island Mothership Kayak Tour Discovery Sea Kayaks is excited to offer this new and unique San Juan Island adventure. The San Juan Islands have always been considered a world class sea kayak destination. Combined with the excitement of sailing and you have everything you could ever want from an adventure vacation to the … Continued