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Sea Quest Expeditions

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Pick-up location: intersection of Front St & Spring St, Look for the Sea Quest van in the traffic circle next to the ferry, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Thanks Aidan for a great trip

We had a beautiful day on the water with Aidan and a great group of kayakers. We didn't see any... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marit O
via mobile
A must do!

Had the most amazing time with Maggie. Probably best kayaking / whale watching experience I have... read more

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camila s
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Join our biologist guides in the premiere orca whale waters! Our specialty is finding killer whales while kayaking. Our routes are carefully designed to maximize your chances for an amazing encounter! You may also see sea lions, porpoises, otters, eagles and much more. Our 40 years of working as biologists and educators in the San Juan Islands makes us the top experts! Stable, safe and fun for all ages! Sea Quest accommodates everyone from beginners to experts and custom tours to fit your needs. Families will appreciate our family tours – age 5 & up – with 3-person kayaks to seat kids between two adults. Sea Quest provides professional leadership, small group size, and a perfect safety record after 30 years. Day-trips explore the shores of Lime Kiln Whale Watch Park. Our 2, 3 & 5-day camping trips navigate the remote outer islands. We were chosen for National Geographic's “10 Best Trips in the World for 2011” and USA Today's “World's Top 10 Adventure Bargains.”
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Pick-up location: intersection of Front St & Spring St, Look for the Sea Quest van in the traffic circle next to the ferry, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a beautiful day on the water with Aidan and a great group of kayakers. We didn't see any orcas, but the harbor porpoises, seals, eagles, beautiful weather, humor, and fantastic information about the area and marine ecosystem were still well worth the trip!

Thank Marit O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had the most amazing time with Maggie. Probably best kayaking / whale watching experience I have ever had. Thanks to all of Maggie’s whale knowledge ( and maybe a bit of luck) we got to see around around 6 orcas and humpback, seals, bald eagles...More

Thank camila s
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked our sunset kayaking trip for the 4 of us last minute. We had already booked a whale watching boat trip for the next day, but we decided we really wanted to go kayaking. SeaQuest was great starting with Shannon in the office who...More

Thank Patzy N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Maggie was our tour guide for the day. There was an odd number of people in our group, so I got to share a kayak with her. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful regarding everything from local wildlife to kayak techniques, and made it so...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the six hour paddles yesterday and it was amazing. When we were preparing to launch, Maggie, our guide spotted a pod from the shore and encouraged us to position ourselves on the beach head for some great pictures. The resident whales are in...More

1  Thank GardenShore99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had a blast with Maggie on the sunset tour! She was knowledgeable and calm. We saw two bald eagle families and tons of bull kelp. No whales but that's not her fault -- the researchers at the Lime Kiln lighthouse whale study center...More

Thank Jewls1111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aidan was an excellent guide on the recent 6hr kayak trip I took with Sea Quest Expeditions on San Juan Island. Everything was super well organised and his knowledge of the are and wildlife impressive. Nature was stunning even if the orcas did not play...More

Thank Be2lla
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from the 3 day kayaking & camping trip with guides, Sam & Peyton. We kayaked ~41 nautical miles over 3 days and camped on Stuart and Posy Islands. Sam was the lead guide and an amazing source of knowledge about whales, marine...More

1  Thank RosaTraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a great experience on a 6-hour day trip with Sea Quest. Our guides, Remy and Kylie, were very knowledgeable and friendly. We felt very safe with them, and learned a ton about the coastal ecology of the San Juan Islands....More

Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful trip! Enjoyed harbor seals, bald eagles, jelly fish, sea star and baby geese. Even though there haven’t been whale sightings for a few days, our guide Aiden was fantastic! Friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Would love to do this tour again!

Thank Kristi W
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Katie S
7 May 2018|
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Response from Victoria O | Reviewed this property |
If you’re flying into SeaTac there are shuttles that can take you to the Anacortes Ferry terminal. You can look up the Bellair Airporter shuttle. It’s about a 2 hour ride. You can get tickets ahead of time and there are... More
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2 March 2018|
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Yes, that is true. Our website is a great place to find information like this and other tips to help you plan your adventure! Also, our website has an email contact form where you can ask questions and usually get much... More
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Response from coco1xx | Reviewed this property |
We took the 3 day Sea Quest tour. We camped on Posey Island both nights. The guides were amazing and we had an incredible adventure. The night before and after the trip we stayed at Wayfarer's Rest, a hostel. It was... More
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