Sea Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are considered one of the top sea kayaking destinations in the world.  Paddling this area offers our guests rugged coastline, expansive ocean views, snow covered mountains, and lots of marine wildlife including orca whales, seals, sea lions, eagles, and more.  Join us for a paddle, and let us show you why people rave about kayaking in the San Juan Islands.

While we are best known for our 3-hour (half day) and 5-hour (full day) and family kayak tours from Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor, we also provide a wider range of multi-day San Juan kayak tours, custom kayak tours, and guide services.  If you have questions at any time, call us!  We’d be happy to speak with you about our San Juan Island kayak tours and other services, and can help you plan your trip. We look forward to taking you on an adventure during your next vacation to the San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest!

All Experience Levels and Ages Welcome!


The San Juan Islands are one of the top sea kayaking destinations in the world

What our customers are saying:

Kayaking San Juan Island: An experience like none other

The San Juan Islands are the best place in the world to view killer whales, and viewing them from a kayak is a once in a lifetime experience like none other. San Juan Island Outfitters offers multiple sea kayaking tours daily, operating both out of Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor.

We are the exclusive kayak operator from Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. This allows us access to areas where no other kayak company can go. The location is ideal for kayaking and wildlife tours, as it is a combination of protected water and wildlife refuges. Free transportation provided from Friday Harbor – a quick 20-minute ride.

Kayak tours also depart from Friday Harbor, just steps from the Friday Harbor ferry landing. Your guide will pick you up for a quick 5 minute shuttle ride to a nearby beach. We'll launch from there and you will be on the water before you know it!

  • No experience necessary to kayak with us
  • We supply all kayaking equipment
  • We supply your professional kayak guide, who is also a marine naturalist
  • Our kayaks are hand-made, top of the line and glide without effort
  • We pride ourselves on maintaining all of our kayak equipment to the highest standards
Sea Kayaking from Roche or Friday Harbor lets you see the best of the San Juan Islands
Photo by John Sinclair