Custom & Private San Juan Kayak Tours

Great for groups of all sizes looking to kayak San Juan Island

Are you looking for a Custom or Private San Juan Island Kayak Tour or were the dates for one of our kayak tours sold out? The following link will take you to our Kayak Tour Request Form. Complete the form and we will get back to you and see if we can accommodate your request.


San Juan Island is one of the best sea kayak touring destinations in the United States. San Juan offers one of the best opportunities to kayak with killer whales. Whale watching on San Juan Island is one of the primary vacation activities.

We have extensive experience with large custom groups.

We recognize there are some that would prefer to reserve a private kayak tour for various reasons. Though our standard group sizes are the smallest on the island, we still get a lot of requests for private kayak tours.

Custom Large Group Kayak Tours

San Juan Kayak Tours are great for groups visiting the islands. If you have a group that exceeds our standard tour maximum size of 8 guests contact us for pricing.

We have extensive experience with large custom groups. If you are in charge of planning a large group activity schedule, let us help you. We plan every detail of the kayak tour so that you can rest easy. Whether it be a 3 Day Kayak Tour or a Half Day Kayak Tour we have you covered.

Custom group multi-day kayak tour options range from fully catered to self-catered. Our full catered options are the most comprehensive kayak tour on the island. We supply all food and equipment (kayaking and camping). The self-cater option is more spartan, we provide only the guide and kayak equipment. Both options are great depending on the group’s needs.

We Provide

Dependent on the type of kayak tour.

You Provide

See our tour prep link below.

Style:Personalized & Scenic
Location:San Juan Islands
Our Shop
Activity:No Experience Required
Restriction:12 Years Min / 250 Pounds Max

Custom & Private San Juan Kayak Tours Testimonial

My husband and I are experienced sea-kayakers (we own our own boats) and this was a special day exploring the waters of the Salish Sea. While Discovery will only take you out in double kayaks, the gear they provide is quality. Our fiberglass double was comfortable and clean, the spray skirts fit well, the PFDs and splash suits were clean and well cared for and the dry bags were also clean and non-smelly. Our guide Adam was extremely knowledgable about the local tides, winds, flora, and fauna and he was up for paddling as much or as little as we were (we were for paddling!) It wound up being a private tour for us and an incredible day of seal, eagle, jellyfish, starfish, and dolphin viewing. We saw other Discovery trips heading in as we were heading out and you can see they run a professional operation.

TripAdvisor 2019

Route & Itinerary

We can develop custom kayak tours for small and large groups. Select from a range of kayak tours from our popular half day kayak tour to our expedition 3-day kayak tour. Whether you’re a couple looking for a bit a privacy or a school group needing a tour for a larger group, we can make it happen.

Routes and Itinerary will depend on the type of kayak tour selected. Once a style of kayak tour has been determined we will develop a route and itinerary that works with your schedule.

Private Kayak Tour Rates

Rates below are for private kayak tours that depart on our regularly scheduled departures. If you need a private tour with custom departure time please contact us.

Half Day and Sunset Kayak Tour

  • 2-3 Guests $195 per person
  • 4-5 Guests $175 per person
  • 6-7 Guests $150 per person
  • 8 Guests Standard Rates

Full Day Kayak Tours

  • 2-3 Guests $250 per person
  • 4-5 Guests $215 per person
  • 6-7 Guests $195 per person
  • 8 Guests Standard Rates

If you have groups larger than 8 or interested in a private multi-day kayak tour please contact us.

who reserves a custom kayak tour

  • Alumni Associations
  • Boy Scouts
  • School Groups
  • Wedding Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Couples
  • Business Retreats
  • Other Outfitters

Wildlife & Weather


San Juan Island is home to a wide variety of amazing wildlife:

  • Southern Resident Killer Whales: Salmon eating whales commonly seen June through mid-October.
  • Transient Killer Whales: Marine mammal-eating whales may be seen throughout the year.
  • Baleen Whales: Humpback Whales and Minke Whales.
  • Porpoise: Harbor and Dalls porpoise are encounter year round.
  • Harbor Seals, California Sea Lions, and Stellar Sea Lions: Fairly Common in these areas.
  • River Otters: More elusive but seen any time of year. Most sightings are early morning or late afternoon.
  • Bald Eagles: San Juan host a healthy population of Bald Eagles with many nesting sites.

Every day is different and we can encounter other species of whales, seals, porpoise, and birds not listed above.


Early Season: Spring weather on San Juan is typically cool with daytime temperatures ranging from the low 50’s F to the mid 60’s F. Expect partly cloudy skies with light breezes to windy conditions.

Summer Season: San Juan Island can have some of the most pleasant summer weather. With half the annual rainfall of the Seattle area, San Juan is typically dry all summer. Temperatures range from upper 60’s F to the mid 80’s F. Skies are usually blue and clear, great for evening star gazing.

Late Season: Fall can be one of the best times to visit San Juan. The days become cooler, ranging from the low 50’s F to the mid 60’s F. Winds can be light to moderate depending on the current weather systems.

More Tour Related Info

Tour Preparation
San Juan Island
Whale Guidelines

Sea Kayaking Tours of the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are a small chain of islands in the Salish Sea. The area is a world renowned kayak tour destination in Washington State.