Our Company

best kayak tours san juan islands paddle orca whalesSan Juan Kayak Expeditions, now in its 36th season, is a small, innovative,  ecology-minded, owner-operated, one-of-a-kind kayak touring company which makes its home in the San Juan Islands.

  • It is a company whose  guides are experienced island paddlers and outdoor naturalists!
  • It is an outfitter that offers a most exciting addition to the sport – sea kayak sailing!
  • We offer half-day, full-day, sunset tours and two, three, four and five day guided expeditions, multi-day kayak rentals and women-only kayak tours!
  • It is an outfitter whose owner has led over 450 multi-day trips in the San Juan Islands and has paddled more miles here than anyone on the planet!
  • It is a local, well-respected company that specializes in guided multi-day sea kayaking expeditions, guided half-day and full-day tours in Griffin Bay, kayaking day tours with whales on San Juan Islands west side and multi-day rentals!
  • Ourtwo,  three and four day trip spends a day and a half in prime orca whale territory, and gives you the best chance to paddle with our resident pods!
  • We offer custom multi-day trips for women only with experienced women guides!

We have come to love and respect the awesome beauty of this small corner of the world. Our enthusiasm for these islands has allowed us to share them with you!

“Sarah and I wanted to thank you again for making our vacation to your backyard one we will never forget!  Everything was top-notch including your jokes!  Your passion for kayaking and years of experience made the trip a very special one for us and, I am sure, the entire group!  We wish you all the best for the rest of this season and continued success in your 29th season!  Thanks again!”
Josh and Sarah Gorman
Arvada, CO

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NOT NECESSARY!!                                                                                                                                

Our trips attract active people (friends, couples and singles) of all ages who love outdoor adventure!

sea kayak sailingPlease join us this summer for an exciting Two Day Overnighter-Orca Quest, Two-Day Overnighter-Whale SanctuaryThree Day Coastal Explorer,  Four Day Islands Adventurer or The “Ultimate!” 5 Day sea kayaking journey of discovery in the spectacular San Juan Islands!

Is your time limited? Try our Griffin Bay Half-Day, Full-Day or Sunset Tours!  Looking for whales?  Try  our Whales Ho! Half-Day or Whales Ho! Full-Day tours. Or let us help you plan your own self-guided, multi-day sea kayak rental!

Upon receipt of your registration form, we will send you a detailed equipment list and information packet to help you prepare for your adventure.

“Thanks again for a fabulous trip!  You helped make our experience in the San Juans very special!  It was a pleasure paddling with you!  You are a wonderful guide full of knowledge, expertise and leadership skills!  Yeeha!”

Julie Jorling
Salt Lake City, UT

“I just want to thank you again for a great expedition!  I know I speak for all the guys when I say your trip was the highlight of my summer!” 
Dan Edwards
Sammamish, WA