3-Day Coastal Explorer

Kayak Tour in San Juan Islands

3-Day Coastal Explorer Kayak Tour - Reserve your spot!


On our classic Three-Day Coastal Explorer, we’ll start from San Juan Islands’ southeast side and steer north and then west exploring remote coves and beaches along the way! We’ll keep a constant watch for orca, humpback 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 island jewel campground reserved exclusively for San Juan Kayak Expeditions highlight this trip.

Though the route appears similar to our two-day Orca Quest, it is much different.  This unique route traverses varied wildlife habitat, enjoys the spectacular cliffs of Speiden Island’s north side, puts us in prime orca whale habitat longer and stays off the beaten path.  It also puts us in two spectacular island campsites and allows us time to hone our kayak skills, explore our surroundings and get to know our fellow paddlers.

Our specialty, honed by experience, is using the tide and eddies to our advantage and 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! Each evening after dinner, you may enjoy a sunset hike or paddle, and, when conditions are right, a bioluminescent paddle! This active adventure also allows downtime in our comfy, nylon hammocks,  leisure to explore intertidal pools and reminisce about our days on the water around a warm campfire!

Cost: $579.00 per person.  A 50% deposit is due at time of booking with the balance charged 45 days prior to departure date.  If you are registering within 45 days of your trip date, full payment is required.  Thank you.
2019 Dates: May 25-27;  June 8-10;  June 21-23;  July 5-7;  August 10-12;  August 17-19;  August 24-26;  August 31- September 2;  September 7-9;  September 21-23.

Difficulty: Moderate
Departure: 10:30 AM
Distances: 25 miles (10 mi, 9 miles, 6 miles on consecutive days).  Participants must be in good to excellent physical condition, experienced in the outdoors and able to paddle for sustained periods of time.
Islands Explored: 17
Minimum Age: 14 (kids must be able to interact well with adults, be physically fit and experienced in the outdoors)

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We had a fantastic 3-day trip and Cole was a great guide. He was attentive to everyone’s needs, full of interesting information about the natural history of the area, and fun to be with. The itinerary was excellent and we saw beautiful parts of the San Juans. The group was just the right size and we enjoyed getting to know our fellow paddlers. The equipment was top-of-the-line and the campsites were comfortable and beautiful.
— trip advisor review


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