If you’re visiting the Pacific Northwest, you won’t want to miss out on spending a day on a kayaking trip from Friday Harbor. Nestled in the heart of the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor offers the perfect location for experiencing the best of the Northwest’s scenery, wildlife, and recreation.
Here’s what you need to know to plan a Friday Harbor day kayaking trip:
First things first, you’ll need to make your way to Friday Harbor. Most visitors arrive via ferry from the Anacortes ferry landing, but if you’re coming from the Seattle area, you also have the option of traveling via air with Kenmore Air from SeaTac International Airport or Downtown Seattle or taking the Victoria Clipper directly from Downtown Seattle to Friday Harbor.
Our tour groups meet at Friday Harbor, then take a complimentary shuttle to Snug Harbor for a safety lesson and departure, and then spend three hours taking you along the west side of the San Juan Island. You’ll have the opportunity to see wildlife and learn from our expert guides, who will give you a local perspective on the area with their knowledge of the habitat, wildlife, and surrounding areas. These tours are open to all ages and experience levels, and our team has your safety in mind every step of the way.
Once your tour is complete, we provide complimentary transportation back to Friday Harbor, where you’ll have the option to spend some time before returning to your destination. After a long day of paddling and sightseeing, you’ll surely have worked up an appetite and have the chance to enjoy Friday Harbor’s extensive dining options, whether you’re in the mood for lunch, dinner, or drinks. You can then take a ferry back, or extend your stay with accommodations in Friday Harbor or other areas of San Juan Island.
If you’re looking to expand your trip beyond a kayaking tour, we also offer additional activities and accommodations to help you get the most out of your visit:
- Take a multiple-day bicycle tour of the island with GoTerraTrek.com and get a new view of the island terrain and the surrounding sound.
- Book a whale watching tour with WatchWhales.com for a comfortable experience (including restrooms and a snack bar) that takes you further beyond the island for views of the orcas’ habitats and sweeping scenery. You’ll have the chance to catch a glimpse of orca whales, sea lions, harbor seals, harbor porpoises, Dall’s porpoises, and more.
- Stay overnight at a vacation rental with SanJuanPM.com. If you select this option, you’ll also receive a 10% discount on Crystal Seas day tours, a 5% discount on multi-day Crystal Seas tours, and a 15% discount on WatchWhales.com tours.
Make the most of your day in the Pacific Northwest with a kayaking tour: book a three hour kayaking tour today, or give us a call at 877-732-7877. We look forward to guiding you through the best of the San Juan Islands!