Kayaking and Whale Watch San Juan Islands

The waters around the San Juan Islands are the premier kayaking destination in the Pacific Northwest, offering abundant marine life, protected waterways, and beautiful scenery. The waters are challenging enough to feel a sense of accomplishment, yet plentiful enough to keep you exploring the vast array of wildlife that inhabit these waters.

San Juan Island Marine Life

We can guide you to a number of kayak-friendly access points including, San Juan County Park, Turn Point Park, Jackson Beach, or Roche Harbor.

Whether you are a seasoned paddler or new to the sport, there are several kayaking tour companies located on San Juan Island.  See the sea from sea level!  Kayakers often report encounters with Orcas and other sea wildlife from their journeys.  Imagine the quiet peace of paddling the Salish Sea while a Bald Eagle circles slowly above you.

The kayaking tour companies include Outdoor OdysseysCrystal Seas KayakingSan Juan Outfitters, Discovery Sea Kayaks, and San Juan Kayak Expeditions.  Some companies also offer a bio-luminescent tour at specific times of the year.

When making your reservation at the Inns, let our concierge service make a kayak tour reservation for you, or suggest a launching spot for your own kayak.  We also offer our guests the use of the Inns’ kayak free of charge.




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