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Kayaking & Paddleboarding Tours & Rentals

Paddle your own kayak or paddleboard, or set out with one of the many knowledgeable outfitters on San Juan, Orcas, or Lopez Island. Like any adventure spot, it’s not without risks. The currents of the Salish Sea can be swift and treacherous in places. When strong wind and currents oppose each other, it can turn into a washing machine of standing waves. If you’re new to kayaking, sign up for a guided tour the first time to safely acquaint yourself with the elemental quirks. The shorter your stay in the islands the more important it is to plan ahead. Booking activities in advance will make your trip run smoothly and you'll be more likely to get your first picks!

While out on the water, if paddlers encounter whales, they should follow the Be Whale Wise guidelines and raft up, staying as motionless as possible until the whales have passed.   

We'd like to acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples as the first stewards of these islands whose traditional lands and waters include the San Juan Islands and surrounding Salish Sea.  

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San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
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