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!  These trips run mid-April through early-October and fill up fast, so reserve early!



~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 at 6 PM daily;  return at 9 PM(times vary slightly according to month and time of sunset).  Look for our umbrellas and Sea Kayak Center signs in front of The Barking Bird pet store, next to Café Demeter and across from Susie’s Mopeds.

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

Islands Explored – 3

Minimum Age – 12

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 -water shoes if you’ve got them, ie. sandals w/ heal strap, aqua socks, wet suit booties or old tennis shoes; warm hat and gloves; layered clothing(Capilene, polypropylene, fleece, etc.); snacks to share with the group; one liter of water per person; camera; binoculars; sunglasses; sunscreen; lip salve; sun hat.

Cancellations – more than seven days before departure a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.  Less than seven days before departure full payment is retained.