Kayak With Whales - Day Tour
Best For: Advanced paddlers who want to spend more time on the water, and view the San Juan sealife.
Orca Search by Kayak San Juan Island | 5-hours
$119 per person
Best For: Advanced paddlers who want to spend more time on the water, and a chace to see whales by kayak.
We developed this trip for our guests who wanted to spend more time on the water and were looking for a bit more of a challenge.. Our exclusive location at Roche Harbor allows us to paddle some of the most rugged and beautiful undeveloped shoreline in the San Juan Islands.
We also spend much of our time in Haro Strait (The Orca Highway as locals call it), on the west side of San Juan Island. giving our clients the best opportunity to see Orca (killer) Whales. We also see porpoise, seals, and other marine wildlife. This terrain is similar to what you would experience on our shorter trips, except you spend more time on the water, we use a different route, and we have lunch on a remote pebble and sand beach overlooking Haro Strait and the Olympic Mountains.
We feel the Roche Harbor departure location, and the fact that we also operate a commercial whale watch vessel with which we communicate, gives our five hour kayak trip the best opportunity to see whales from a sea kayak.
While our chances are good to see whales from kayaks, we feel that it would be disingenuous to not explain that whales can swim at 30 mph and a good kayaker might paddle 3 mph. While Orca Whale sightings from kayaks are frequent in the summer months, those who want the greatest chance of seeing Orca Whales should consider a trip on our whale watch boat, which has a 90% sighting rate.