Three Day Coastal Explorer
On our most popular Three-Day Coastal Explorer, we’ll start from San Juan Islands’ southeast side and steer north and west exploring the remote coves and beaches of San Juan, Orcas, Shaw, Speiden, Henry and the Wasp Islands! We’ll keep constant watch for orca and minke whales, as we spend a day and a half in prime whale country. Rugged coastline, an abundance of wildlife and a last-night Stuart Island campground or an island jewel reserved exclusively for San Juan Kayak Expeditions highlight this trip.
Our route traverses unique coastline, puts us in prime orca whale habitat and stays away from campgrounds most other outfitters use. Our specialties, honed by experience, are using the tide and eddies to our advantage, while predicting the travel patterns of orca whales. If the wind is right, we’ll hoist our spinnakers to experience the excitement of sea kayak sailing!
Breaking camp each morning with the anticipation of the adventure, scenery and wildlife ahead make our trips true expeditions! You won’t want to miss it!
* Note: If you want the highest chance to encounter orca whales, our Two-Day Whale Sanctuary, Three-Day Coastal Explorer, Four-Day Islands Adventurer or our The “Ultimate” 5 Day are the trips for you!
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
Costs – $595.00 per person. Full payment is due at time of booking. Thank you.
Duration – three days/two nights
Dates, 2015 - May 23-25; May 30-June 1; June 6-8; June 10-12; June 20-22; June 27-29; July 4-6; July 14-16; July 18-20; July 25-27; August 1-3; August 8-10; August 15-17; August 29-31; September 5-7; September 19-21.
Distances – 27 mi. by kayak; 4 mi. hiking. Click on thumbnail at right to enlarge Three Day Coastal Explorer route map.
Islands explored – 17
Minimum Age – 14(kids must be able to interact well with adults, be physically fit and experienced in the outdoors).
What We Supply – pick-up at ferry and return; services of a knowledgeable, fun and friendly guide; all boating gear; delicious and nutritious breakfasts and dinners; two-person tents(singles will have a tent to themselves); nylon hammocks; thorough kayak instruction on the beach; all cooking gear; rain tarps.
*A detailed information packet and equipment list of the things you need to bring will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration form.
*Sleeping bags and ThermaRest sleeping pads are available for rent, if you don’t want to bring your own.
Cancellations: 60 – 45 days prior to departure date a 100% refund less a 10% handling fee. 45 – 30 days prior to departure date we will retain a 50% cancellation fee unless the space is filled, in which case a 10% handling fee is charged. Within 30 days of departure date full payment is retained unless space is filled. I suggest you obtain cancellation insurance just in case.
“Thanks, Tim! I had a fantastic time and truly appreciated how thoughtful and organized your three day trip was! It was definitely the best way to experience sea kayaking for the first time! The equipment was first-rate, your knowledge was invaluable and I appreciated your direction and encouragement as our guide! I will definitely recommend your trip and hope to be back!”Julie Willenbrock