Mothership Tour

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 San Juan Islands.

Mothership Kayaking is a wonderful way to see the San Juan’s.  Instead of kayaking all day to reach camping destinations.  We can simply sail to the areas we wish to kayak and at the end of the day enjoy the comfort of the Mothership.

The Vessel

The Gato Verde is a 42-foot catamaran.  It is the first plug-in diesel-electric hybrid charter boat on the West Coast.  Being a catamaran, the

Gato Verde is very spacious and comfortable at anchor or at sea.  Under sail, it is efficient in light winds and stable when the breeze picks up.  The catamaran design sails fast and stable without the heeling (leaning) of a monohull.  Making it comfortable for even those new to sailing.  There is plenty of space to enjoy.  From a spacious salon to plenty of outdoor deck space.


Captain Todd Shuster has been involved in sailing education for over 20 years.  Todd is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain, a USSAILING instructor, and instructor trainer.





There are four heated double staterooms and two heads (restrooms) with hot showers.  A large salon provides a wonderful space for socializing, dining and relaxing.


The Kayaking

The time spent on the water kayaking is in tandem (2 person) kayaks.  Tandem kayaks are stable and comfortable.  We will explore various areas of the San Juan Islands with ample opportunity for wildlife viewing.  Exploration from kayak places you close to the water so that you get a better connection the aquatic environment.  Gliding along the shoreline and above abundant kelp beds with views of sea stars clinging to the tidal rocks and Bald Eagle topped trees.  Keep your eyes out for one of the resident Orca pods or Dall’s and Harbor porpoise.  Rocky outcrops are common areas to see Harbor Seals hauled out relaxing in the San Juan sunshine.

An experienced guide will escort your safely as you travel and provide wildlife/natural history information.

Come enjoy the adventure of kayaking with the luxury of the Gato Verde as our home base.



What’s included?

This is an all inclusive kayak tour.  All staterooms will have all of your bedding.  The gallery will be stocked with all necessary items for dining.  Your guide will prepare all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).  All kayak equipment including dry bags and paddle jacket and pants.

All you need is your personal items and leave the rest to us.  We will provide a recommended packing list with your tour confirmation package.