Griffin Bay Sunset Tour

kayak tours san juan islands orca whalesOur sunset kayak tours depart daily in the late afternoon and are the perfect way to end the day!  Enjoying the long shadows of the last light of day, we will paddle in uncrowded waters with seals, porpoise, otters, bald eagles and sea birds and watch spectacular alpen-glow colors paint the icy flanks of Mt. Baker!  This is a special time to be on the water, because no one else is.  Griffin Bay is a great vantage point for views of the Olympic Mountains and the setting sun falling behind the fields and forests on San Juan Island!  The serenity will stay with you for days!

Experienced, knowledgeable and friendly guides and quality equipment will insure a safe and memorable voyage!



~We use only quality, fiberglass sea kayaks and paddles.  No wet, slow and uncomfortable plastic boats or heavy, plastic paddles are used on our tours!

~ Just a five minute ride to our beach.   Paddle more and drive less!  Our carbon footprint is the least in the industry!

~Affordable prices!

~Fun, friendly and experienced guides(average age is 31 years)!

TRIP FACTS:                                                                                                                                                   

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Cost – $75 per person plus tax.

Duration – 3 hours.  Sunset tours meet/ depart from our Sea Kayak Center kiosk on the corner of Nichols and “A” Streets just two blocks up the hill from the ferry dock in Friday Harbor.  Start times vary between 5;30 and 6;30 pm depending on the date and return 3 hours later.

Distance – 5 miles.  Click on thumbnail at right to enlarge our Griffin Bay Sunset Tour route map.

Difficulty – easy

Islands Explored – 3

Minimum Age – 8 (With limited space for 8-12 year olds in a triple kayak. Call us before booking. 360-378-4436)

Wildlife You May See – harbor seals; Dall’s and harbor porpoise; river otters; mink; bald eagles; osprey; many other migratory and local bird species.

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What We Supply – quality sea kayaks and gear; ThermaRest seat cushions; complimentary dry bags; rain ponchos; services of an experienced and friendly guide; transportation from our Sea Kayak Center kiosk to the launch site and return; professional instruction at the beach.

What You Bring –A sun hat with wide brim/visor ; Sun glasses; Sunscreen ;Water shoes ( Teva -like sandals, Chacos, aqua socks, wetsuit booties, Crocs, old tennis shoes); Warm weather T-shirts and shorts with a light jacket . Cool weather clothing: fleece jacket, polypropylene or Capilene tops, rain pants (full day tours only) Rain gear: coat with hood or rain poncho. If you don’t have your own, we can supply you with a rain poncho. One quart or liter bottle full of water per person (we will carry water for refills); Snacks to share with group camera and binoculars.

Cancellations – With notice 7 days or more prior to trip date a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. With less than 7 days before departure entire payment is retained.