Two Day San Juan Island Kayak Tour

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If you are looking for a date in September and have a group of 4 or more please contact us about setting up a tour for the dates you want.

Our two-day kayaking tours are a great way to explore the islands if you are traveling to the San Juan Island with a limited amount of time. We design the two-day kayak tour route to not only include the best potential for seeing killer whales but to share some of the most beautiful areas of the islands. Traveling between islands offers unlimited potential wildlife encounters.Logo TripAdvisor

Make no mistake, while this is our shortest multi-day kayak tour, it is in no way inferior to the quality of our other guided adventures. On this 2-Day kayaking excursion, guests will be received with the same high-quality meals as prepared on our 3 and 5-day Deluxe tours. Discovery’s professional guides make guest’s safety, comfort, and enjoyment their top priorities. Expect to learn all about the rich human and natural history of the surrounding area, both while on the water and at camp.

WILL I SEE WHALES?Guide leads kayakers along the San Juan Island Coast.

The magic question we get every season. The San Juan Islands are well known for the chance to see orcas in the wild and we do kayak with the whales every season. The best months for orca encounters are June, July, and August. Our shoulder season months, April through May and September through October are still great months to kayak with only a slightly less chance of seeing whales. But yes, we do see whales frequently during the high seasons.

Full Disclosure Notice:

The San Juan Islands are a very small area and the regions we paddle are the same areas as the other companies located on San Juan Island. Therefore, all companies have the same potential to encounter orca whales. We highly recommend selecting a company based on other criteria such as group size, equipment provided and dedication to your kayak experience.


One the many reasons to choose our multi-day kayak adventures is the food. Guides develop custom menus for each kayak tour. Once you reserve a kayak tour with us we will send you a Food Profile form to complete. With this information, we will create the perfect meal plan. We utilize as many local ingredients as possible when preparing meals. If we are unable to harvest what we need from our organic garden we will shop at our local farmers market to find quality produce. Our staff will prepare each meal, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

THE CAMPSCampfire with campers watching the sunset.

The campsites we utilized on the two-day kayak tour are all typically equipped with water, picnic tables, pit toilets, comfortable flat ground for pitching tents, and a variety of trails to explore. All of the island campsites are maintained by Washington State Parks. Camps do NOT have showers or electricity.

Each island we camp has its own charm and character. Jones Island offers some of the most beautiful campsites with amazing sunsets and great hiking. Stuart Island has tucked away campsites protected in a deep bay that provide great opportunities to see feeding Osprey as harbor seals patrol the area searching for fish. Enjoy a hike through the countryside to one of the best sunset spots in the San Juan Islands.

Why Choose Discovery Sea Kayak For Your San Juan Island Kayak Tour

  • We are not the cheapest kayak tour on the island but as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
  • Our Guides: We assure you, you will have to have one of the best-trained and knowledgeable guides on San Juan Island. Guides receive extensive kayak skills training and complete a rigorous study of local natural history and marine mammal biology.
  • Small Groups: We operate with small groups to ensure the quality of each tour. No more than 8 guests per tour.
  • The Equipment: We have you covered. Top of the line camping and kayaking equipment provided. To top it off we provide everything you need for camping included in the tour cost. No equipment rental fees!
  • The Food: As mentioned earlier we custom design all menus for each tour. We source produce from our own garden and local farmers market.
  • Route Selection: We travel routes that best showcase the San Juan Islands and provide excellent whale watching opportunities.
  • No Hype: We believe in honesty and integrity. We will not spout statistic and guarantee whale sightings.
  • Last but not least: Impeccable reputation on TripAdvisor and YELP.

Dates 2017

July 25-26 (Last Minute Special! Call to reserve $375.00 per person)

Please contact us if you are looking for a tour in September and the date is not listed above or if you are looking for a tour date in 2018.



Day 1 (Check In Time 7:45 AM)

Meet at our store at 260 Spring St. in downtown Friday Harbor. Here you will meet your guide and discuss the kayak Orca passing kayakers on 2 Day Kayak Tour. adventure ahead. You will have a chance to look at your route and this is a good time to voice any concerns you may have about the route. Dry Bags will be dispersed for you to pack your gear. Once all the gear is packed we will load into the Discovery Sea Kayak van and head to the beach. Kayaks will be packed with all gear at the beach and a safety talk will take place before getting on the water. Your guide will lead you on a full day of kayaking along beautiful shorelines and across channels to visit the shores of various islands. Lunch break will take place on one of many wonderful island beaches. You will end your day getting camp ready for a great night’s sleep in the outdoors. While you relax, your guide will be hard at work prepping foods for dinner. You can either walk the trails, take a nap, or simply enjoy camp.

Day 2 (Last Day, Return Time 2:30 PM)Kayakers paddling calm waters along San Juan Islands.

This is the last day of your adventure kayak tour. Once all the gear is packed and camp is checked for any gear hiding in the grass, back on the water we go! As you glide out onto the water for a day of kayaking along shorelines with Pacific Madrona trees don’t forget to look underwater for sea stars and other intertidal life. Moving through kelp beds look for crabs and small fish as they dart for cover. This being the last day, you will kayak to a location where the Discovery Sea Kayak van will pick you up, load gear and head for town. We try to get you back in town with time to catch any transportation (ferry, plane, etc.)  you have setup.

Rates & Departures

Price: $400 Per Person

Duration: 2 Days | 1 Night

Cancellation Policy


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