Griffin Bay Half Day Kayak Tour

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We will schedule a family kayak tour to Griffin Bay based on staff availability.

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, bald eagles, great blue herons and more. Protected from strong currents and prevailing southwesterly winds, Griffin Bay gives paddlers the opportunity for a more mellow kayaking experience. As with all of our tours, we provide quality equipment and professional guides to ensure that you get the most out of your kayaking experience.

 Why Choose Discovery Sea Kayaks For Your Kayak Tour

  • Quality Guides: All guides complete an in-house kayak skills training, as well as a seasonal training course with top professionals in the field. Guides also participate in naturalist workshops and certification classes at the local Whale Museum which ensures that they know how to operate accordingly around killer whales and other wildlife.
  • Our fiberglass tandem kayaks have been selected for stability, performance and comfort.  From calm seas to wind chop, the kayak will perform perfectly.

Why We Paddle Griffin Bay

Griffin Bay is a perfect location for paddlers who may be a little nervous about the currents and rougher waters that occasionally present themselves on the west side of the island. It is also an excellent option for families with children. Griffin Bay is set back from the main channels of our islands and offers calmer water with little to no current. Beautiful scenery and wildlife encounters are still highlights on this tour with frequent harbor seal, bald eagle, and sea star sightings.


Gear We Provide:Kayaks rafted together for a picture with San Juan Island in the background.

  • Quality Fiberglass Kayaks (Fiberglass kayaks are superior in performance and comfort)
  • Dry Bags
  • Werner Paddles (Paddles made in Washington State)
  • Spray Skirts
  • PFD’s (Life Vest)

What do you need to bring?

  • Snacks, we will be on the water the entire time. So having a snack along is not a bad idea. Don’t forget a BOTTLE OF WATER.Kayakers in very calm seas.
  • Light weight waterproof jacket. Waterproof pants are nice as well. We offer each for rent.
  • It’s nice to have a pair of shoes you do not mind getting wet.  There are times depending on the tide that we may have to step into the water to get in the kayaks.
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat and a Camera are all highly recommended.

If you forget any of the items, not to worry.  Discovery Sea Kayaks is also a fully stocked outdoor retail shop.  We can fit you with any items you may have left behind.

Rates & Departures

Price: $80/Person Plus Tax | 15% Deposit Required for Reservations.

Duration: 3 hours

Cancellation Policy

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