Discovery Sea Kayaks

We offer a wide range of San Juan Island kayak tours and adventures. Join a Full Day or Half Day Kayak Tour and enjoy routes specifically designed for paddling in prime orca whale habitat. Our evening Sunset Kayak Tours travel along the west coast of San Juan with views of the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island. Sunset Tours are one of the quietest times to be on the water. With other companies off the water much earlier we have the water and the sunset to ourselves. Kayaking San Juan Island should be on every kayaker and travelers bucket list.

The Bioluminescence Kayak Tours offer a unique opportunity to explore the water at night. Departure times for the Bioluminescence Tours are limited because we schedule them around the new moon cycle to ensure dark skies for an enhanced experience.

All guests are provided dry bags for the day. Waterproof jackets and pants are provided upon request at no charge. 

Our staff is a collection of outdoor professionals and expedition sea kayak guides. All have a strong background in the local wildlife and history providing an excellent opportunity to learn more about San Juan Island and the wildlife that exists in our waters. Our staff are outdoor career professionals. Their experience and expertise shine through on all of our kayak tours, but most notably in our Multi-Day Kayak Tours.

We offer the most inclusive equipment and gear packages for our Multi-Day Kayak Tours so you can travel with less. Enjoy freshly cooked meals prepared by your guide, while you kick back and relax by the seaside. Spend the days exploring the coastline by kayak and searching for orcas and other wildlife. Select between our 2 Day, 3 Day and 5 Day Kayak Tour options. The 3 Day Kayak Tour is our most popular multi-day kayak tour and offers the best value on the island. 

We have been recognized by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the “Best Outfitters on Earth”.  TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient for 4 years. 

We have a brick and mortar store location in downtown Friday Harbor where all kayak tours check-in for departure. We can provide secure storage for guests' luggage. 

Building on our reputation we have expanded our San Juan Island Adventures to include the highest quality Bike Rentals on San Juan Island.  

Discovery Sea Kayaks is a premier San Juan Island Kayak Tour operator based in the heart of downtown Friday Harbor, Washington.