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“Many thanks for helping out our YMCA group two weekends ago.  Your suggestions and direction made our trip both an adventure and stress free.  Thank you for Come visit our neighborhood.....the time you gave me on the phone, for meeting with us on Sunday morning and for your suggestions on where to camp and hike.  We had a wonderful trip and you were instrumental in making it so!”

Kevin M
Vancouver, WA

“What an amazing and most gratifying weekend! Special thanks to you, Tim! Those of us who have gone out with you more than once know what a rewarding and memorable experience you provide each and every time! That’s a wonderful gift! Thank you!”

Mark Francis
Seattle, WA

“Sally and Tim responded to my call, and put together a fabulous morning of kayaking for 78 cycling enthusiasts. As a fellow operator of active-tours, I can recommend them without reservation.”

Bill McCready, President and Founder
Santana Cycles

“I have done two trips with San Juan Kayak Expeditions. They have very safe and fun guides who work really hard. I brought a group of 14 high school students last summer and EVERYONE had a blast AND a great experience. The guides went above and beyond to find interesting things for our group to see and do. We had a real adventure! I will bring back another group and will use San Juan Kayaks for any trip I do in the future.”

Greg Kelderman,
Applegate, California

“I just wanted to say thanks again for a great trip. Learning to kayak, experiencing the moodiness and beauty of the islands from the best place imaginable (the kayak), seeing the sights/wildlife, all the laughs, the great camping food, the beautiful wake-up calls…all made for a fantastic, memorable time. You rock. Thanks!”

Kari Tweiten
St. Paul, MN

sea kayak san juans paddle orca whales killer whales islands“We really enjoyed our expedition with you. Especially your old-school style. Your experience and knowledge of the islands, wildlife, the water and tides–it made for an excellent trip. That kind of knowledge and experience is priceless! We appreciated your approach where kayakers and guide all pitch in with chores. Kayaking is all about doing. People wanting pampered luxury should check into a hotel. We’ve been telling everyone about San Juan Kayak.com. Thanks!”

CB Bassity
Chickasha, OK

“We want to thank you for a splendid trip! We especially enjoyed getting to know you, and we were very pleased with the mix of fellow patrons! Your skill, experience and your pleasant and appropriately firm guidance made for a very successful and enjoyable weekend!”

Carleton and Laurel DeTar
Salt Lake City, UT

sea kayak sailing“We enjoyed our trip so much and this CD is our way of saying thank you! You’re one hell of a guide and a special person to us – we’re very glad to have shared the experience with you!”

Doug and Donna Fish
Sweet Home, OR

“Thank you so much for the boat rentals. The equipment was first rate! Sally, thanks for all your help, we all enjoyed speaking with you.”

Joe Staiano,
Seattle, WA

“Everyone had a safe and enjoyable trip this past weekend! Thanks for your comprehensive service, and I will recommend you to anyone I encounter wishing to rent kayaks in the San Juan Islands.”

Jeff Thompson
The Dalles, OR

“For my dear cousin’s wedding, I collaborated with Sally to coordinate a special kayak trip for the wedding guests. Her professionalism and flexibility made the planning process a delight. Everything from picking a special launch time to choosing a good spot for optimal wildlife watching was made super simple by these wonderful folks. Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and very skilled at getting our fun-loving and sometimes rambunctious group out on the water and back in time for our rehearsal dinner. The moment we arrived at the check-in kiosk, we were warmly welcomed by Sally and our guides, and that friendly spirit made the trip memorable for everyone. From start to finish, we had a fabulous time with San Juan Kayak Expeditions!”

Delara Marshbank
Westminster, Co

“I apologize that I did not get to write this sooner but I just got back to Atlanta yesterday. I had an amazing time on Sunday. The guides were phenomenal. Thank you for letting them take me out. I can’t ask for more than a personal guided Whales Ho! tour. They were nice, educated, friendly, and wanted to make sure I had a great time. A.J. was patient with my paddling techniques.  I found you on trip advisor so I will leave good feedback. I want to come back sometime when it’s summer. If I can come back, I will make sure to use you guys again. You guys were great. Thank you again!”

Justin Romanko

“Thank you for a great kayaking trip! George and I had a blast! I was having happy dreams of kayaking in the islands for a full week after getting home. We enjoyed your company and felt safe under your watch. And you do boil a great kettle of water…ha ha! Food was fantastic! We sure enjoyed our group and I know half of the fun is helping out and being a team. You are so right about that! Your gear is excellent, well cared for and you have an organized system. Everyhing was amazing and sailing was a real kick! Thank you, Tim! We will certainly recommend you to our friends. Would like to be there all over again….we brought very happy memories home!”

George and Sue Kolb
Bend, OR

“We want you to know we had such a great time and your instructions were invaluable! The weather was great and the campsites were amazing! We are hooked and will most definitely rent from you again but perhaps will bring friends with us next time!”

Christina Lewis
Tacoma, WA

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Frank and Heidi Lyman
Seattle, WA

“Thank you so much for all your help and your kayaks. We had an amazing trip even with some strenuous paddling especially on the last day with the fog keeping us in camp late. I will certainly recommend you!”
David Kerr
Oakgrove, OR

“Thank you very much for your wonderful service in support of our trip last week in the San Juans! My son and I had a very, very good time! The paddle around Pear Pt. was a grand adventure, and we’re still thumping ourselves on the backs for doing it!”

Sam Magill
Edmonds, WA

“Wonderful trip, Tim! Your knowledge and expertise made it a special time and we all enjoyed learning from you! There will definitely be more sea kayaking in our future! Great job from start to finish!”

Jennifer Jose
Cincinnati, OH

“I can’t tell you enough how wonderful the trip was for Amanda and me! It is a wonderful place to visit, and your leadership made it into a truly unforgetable experience for us! It was a real privilege to have you share your knowledge, experience and passion with us! Our only regret was that the trip wasn’t longer!”

Robert and Amanda Sharpe
Castro Valley, CA

“It was a pleasure paddling with you! I enjoyed the “lessons” about bull kelp and paddling strokes! I am impressed by your life story and inspired to stay on the water myself, as it brings me much comfort. Thank you again for a memorable experience! The trip was everything I imagined and more!”

Laura Mar
Cambridge, MA

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Meghan Bell
Seattle, WA

“A quick note to thank you for your excellent rental service and arranging the beautiful three days of “sky blue” weather for us! Looking forward to paddling in your area in the future!”

Derek Endress
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

“You’re one helluva guide and your knowledge about the island’s wildlife, botany, history and basic kayak skills/navigation is surpassed by none. Add to that your friendly personality and wit, one can never go wrong booking a trip with you. Keep up the great work. I’ll definitely be seeing you next year for your 30th season.”

Lanny Moore
Tacoma, WA

“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
Richardson, TX

“I can’t thank you enough for all you did for me on this trip! Bob and I have very special memories of you, the group and the San Juan Islands!”

Bob and June Safran
Berkeley, CA

“I took my son on your kayak tour in 2007. We had the best vacation of our lives! I want to go again!”

Janine Reeder
Denver, CO

“Many thanks for a really wonderful 4-day trip. It fulfilled all our expectations and more. Particular thanks for taking the time to show such interest and care of Genevieve. I know it will be a truly memorable adventure for her and a lifetime achievement…just what Dad hoped for!”

Norgrove and Anne
Victoria, BC, Canada

“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 the entire group I am sure. I am still working on the pictures but what I’ve seen so far are great. As soon as I have them finished I will let you know. 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, Colorado

“Well, I think we took our trip with you in 2002. We were 11 older fiesty woman who had a most fabulous time kayaking. I can’t really tell you what wonderful memories and friendships the 4 days gave us. So, it is nice to know you are out there giving instruction, keeping all safe and lighting the way to a good time. Thank you again and I wish you always safe travels and fun times.”

Mary Robbins

“We had two amazing guides that showed us a great time. The equipment was in terrific shape. We saw lots of wildlife and learned a lot about the area. Enjoyed a short hike to a fab lunch location at the lighthouse high above a cliff. Ocean for as far as one can see. Even though this was only my 2nd time in a kayak, I felt like a learned a lot and was confident in our adventure.  We want to thank you for a splendid trip! We especially enjoyed getting to know you, and we were very pleased with the mix of fellow patrons! Your skill, experience and your pleasant and appropriately firm guidance made for a very successful and enjoyable weekend!”

Carleton and Laurel DeTar
Salt Lake City, UT