About Us

We started San Juan Kayak 40 years ago and we still lead trips today!

About Us

We are a company that really takes pride in what we do. Tim Thomsen established San Juan Kayak Expeditions four decades ago out of a love for these islands and a passion for sea kayaking.  He continues to run the company today!

Forged from leave-no-trace ethics and a commitment to excellence, SJKE continues to lead the industry, not in size but in quality.  From top-notch guides, to gear and to customer service our company is unmatched. Tim’s goals have always been to keep the company on a personal level and to insure small group sizes for a more intimate guest adventure.

Today San Juan Kayak Expeditions remains the oldest sea kayaking outfitter in the San Juan Islands, yet the smallest.  We specialize in sea kayaking adventures only, and we use years of experience and local knowledge to do them well. From guided three hour tours to five day expeditions, SJKE continues to put adventurous folks like you on the water.   

We love and respect the natural beauty of this small corner of the world. Our enthusiasm for these islands has allowed us to share them with you! If you have any questions regarding your trip, things to do while you are here on the island or anything you think a local could help you with - please feel free to give us a call at 360-360-378-4436.

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