San Juan Kayak Expeditions, Friday Harbor

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Multi-day Tour · Water Sport
We are a company that really takes pride in what we do. Tim Thomsen established San Juan Kayak Expeditions four decades ago out of a love for these islands and a passion for sea kayaking. He continues to run the company today!

Forged from leave-no-trace ethics and a commitment to excellence, SJKE continues to lead the industry, not in size but in quality. From top-notch guides, to gear and to customer service our company is unmatched. Tim’s goals have always been to keep the company on a personal level and to insure small group sizes for a more intimate guest adventure.

Today San Juan Kayak Expeditions remains the oldest sea kayaking outfitter in the San Juan Islands, yet the smallest. We specialize in sea kayaking adventures only, and we use years of experience and local knowledge to do them well. From guided three hour tours to five day expeditions, SJKE continues to put adventurous folks like you on the water.

We love and respect the natural beauty of this small corner of the world. Our enthusiasm for these islands has allowed us to share them with you! If you have any questions regarding your trip, things to do while you are here on the island or anything you think a local could help you with - please feel free to give us a call at 360-360-378-4436.
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  • I highly reccomend San Juan kayak expeditions for your next adventure! My girlfriend and I did the 3 day kayak tour through the San Juans. Tim and Sally provided very detailed maps and directions for....  more »
  • We went on a 4 hour Kayak trip. Guide was fantastic and very helpful. As my wife and I were more experienced and comfortable he let us go at our own pace. We saw seals and had a wonderful Kayak...  more »
  • Great service. We rented a two-person sea kayak for two days (self-guided trip). We also received a personalized itinerary, alongside a friendly and thorough advice on where to go, how to pack, where to camp, how to stay safe, what to pay attention to - as well as weather updates over the phone, and a shuttle to and from the launch site. Really helpful! For a small, independent group with limited sea kayaking experience, or just unsure on where to go on San Juan Islands and how to tackle tides and changing weather, this is a great option. Highly recommended.
  • We had the most amazing time on our 2 day Whale Sanctuary trip! Our trip was in early August and the weather was incredible. The owners, Tim and Sally, made sure we had everything we needed (we flew in from Texas), were very helpful and friendly, and made us feel right at home. Our trip guide Will was very knowledgeable about the history and wildlife of the area and was tons of fun! We can’t wait to do it again!! If you’re trying to decide on a guide for your kayak trip, support small family-owned business and go with San Juan Kayak Expeditions. You won’t regret it!

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