Lime Kiln Half Day Tour Information

Where we go. What to bring. What we provide.



  • Orca whales

  • Humpback whales

  • Minke whales

  • Dall’s and harbor porpoise

  • Stellar and California sea lions

  • Harbor seals

  • River otters

  • Bald eagles

  • Peregrine falcons

  • Many sea bird species


  • Equipment: Quality sea kayaks (Seascape II’s by NW Kayaks), Werner carbon-fiber paddles, NRS or Extrasport PFD’s, Snap Dragon Design spray skirts, ThermaRest seat cushions, Complimentary dry bags, Rain ponchos.

  • Services of a friendly, experienced, knowledgeable guide.

  • Transportation to launch site and return.

  • Thorough and professional instruction at the beach.


  • Sun protection: One sun hat with wide brim/visor, Sunglasses, Sunscreen

  • Water shoes (Teva -like sandals, Chacos, aqua socks, wetsuit booties, Crocs, old tennis shoes)

  • Warm weather clothing: t-shirts and shorts with a light jacket.

  • Cool weather clothing: fleece jacket, polypropylene or Capilene tops; nylon or stretch pants.

  • Rain gear: coat with hood or rain poncho. If you don’t have your own, we can supply you with a rain poncho.

  • One quart or liter bottle full of water per person (we will carry water for refills).

  • Snacks to share with group.

  • Camera and binoculars.


Meet at kiosk in Friday Harbor (Directions Here) 15 minutes prior to your tour start time. Depart for San Juan County Park. Instruction on beach. Paddle into west side designated Whale Sanctuary. Return to beach. Drive back to kiosk.

Each Day Tour can be different depending on conditions and if we do happen to have some unique marine life in the area. We will make sure to put you in the best spot!


We have been leading sea kayak tours since 1980! Our knowledge of tides, winds and whales is unmatched! We use only quality, state-of-the-art, fiberglass sea kayaks and gear! No wet, slow and uncomfortable plastic boats or heavy, plastic paddles are used on our tours. Fun, friendly and professional guides (average age 31 years!)


With notice 7 days or more prior to trip date a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. With less than 7 days entire payment is retained.


Have more questions about your trip? Feel free to call us!