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. 

Let us acknowledge that we reside on the ancestral lands and waters of the Coast Salish people who have called this place home since time immemorial and let us honor inherent, aboriginal, and treaty rights that have been passed down from generation to generation. 

Islands
Search
Load More...
Contact Us:
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
info@visitsanjuans.com
1-888-468-3701 | (360) 378-9551
P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
Subscribe to E-newsletter:
Additional Resources

Site by Drozian Webworks
©2022 San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
Privacy Policy