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GUIDED KAYAKING TOURS & EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Outer Island Excursions offers both 3-hour and full-day guided kayak trips departing from Orcas Island. We also rent kayaks so visitors can enjoy paddling in the protected areas around Orcas Island on their own.

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POINT DOUGHTY KAYAK TRIP
(3 hours)

Outer Island Excursions offers 3 hour kayaking tours from Smuggler’s Villa Resort on Orcas Island. We paddle down the North Shore of Orcas Island to Point Doughty State Park. Surrounded by private property on land, the park is only accessible by kayak, canoe, or row boat. Once at the park we take a brief break on the beach to enjoy a nature walk and beautiful views of Mt. Baker and the surrounding islands before we head back to Smugglers.

These kayak tours explore the best wildlife area Orcas Island has to offer. It is home to many harbor seals, eagles and shore birds. We often spot harbor porpoises feeding in the currents around the point, and even the occasional orca!

Rates:
Adults $79
Kids $45 (limit ages 8 and up)

Trips depart at 10 AM and 2 PM
Please Bring: a snack, water shoes, sunscreen and a water-proof coat

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SUCIA ISLAND KAYAK TRIP
(Full Day)

Outer Island Excursions is proud to offer full day kayaking trips around Sucia Island State Park, a small pristine island located 3 miles off the North shore of Orcas.

Sucia is only accessible by private boat. Its remote and undeveloped character make it a haven for wildlife and its large protected bays make it a wonderful setting for any kayaker, novice or advanced. Sucia has caves, fossil beds, spectacular sand stone formations and a wide variety of wildlife. One can encounter bald eagles, osprey, harlequin ducks, river otters, harbor seals, sea lions, porpoise and even the occasional orca whale!

We shuttle kayakers to Sucia Island via power boat. After a brief kayaking safety orientation you and your guide will hop in your kayaks for a 4 to 5 hour paddle which includes a lunch stop and short hike at a remote beach. As we paddle around the island we stop by prime wildlife viewing locations and explore some of Sucia’s natural history. You will then be shuttled back to Orcas by power boat.

 

Rates:
$159 per adult
$99 per teen (limit ages 12 and up)

Trip departs at 9 AM
Approx 3 PM return

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EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Our rental boats are great for any aquatic terrain around Orcas Island or the protected bays of Sucia Island. The canoes and kayaks can be delivered to any site on Orcas Island or picked up from our office at Smuggler’s Villa Resort. Our most popular 4 hour rental option gives you ample time to paddle down the North Shore of Orcas Island to Point Doughty State Park directly from our location at Smugglers. For an intermediate level experience you can take our water taxi to Sucia Island and paddle unguided in Sucia’s large and well protected bays. Other popular kayaking locations on Orcas Island include Cascade Lake and Mountain Lake in Moran State Park, Eastsound, or Deer Harbor. We will happily deliver kayaks to any location on Orcas.

Check out our Sucia Island Ferry page and our Kayak Tour page for more info on your kayaking options. Call or email us and we’ll help match you to a great paddling experience. We rent both recreational and touring style kayaks. We strongly advise against major channel crossings.

Minimum 1/2 day (4 hour) rental. Rentals can be returned early.

Kayak Rentals include:

Paddles, life jackets, a bilge pump, and a large dry bag (sorry we do not rent spray skirts).

Canoeing & Kayaking must be done in a group. We will not rent a single Kayak to an individual paddling alone. Youths under the age of 18 must be accompanied by adults.

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 Delivery Charges:

Equipment pickups from Smuggler’s Resort on Orcas Island are free. A delivery charge will be added to all equipment deliveries on Orcas Island.

Delivery Fees: $25 per kayak or canoe ($50 minimum fee)

SINGLE KAYAKS

  • $40 for 4 hours
  • $50 per day
  • $125 three days
  • $250 per week

DOUBLE KAYAKS

  • $65 for 4 hours
  • $75 per day
  • $175 three days
  • $300 per week

3-PERSON CANOES

  • $65 for 4 hours
  • $75 per day
  • $175 three days
  • $300 per week
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MORE ACTIVITIES

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WHALE WATCHING

Orcas, humpbacks, grays, minkes, porpoises, and more amazing wildlife can be found on a scheduled afternoon tour or sunset cruise. Learn more here…

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PRIVATE CHARTERS

Customize your experience with whale watching, fishing, island hopping, lighthouse tours, birdwatching, fine dining, or a combination of activities. Learn more here…

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CHARTER FISHING

Bring your kids bottom fishing for crab, lingcod, kelp greenling, halibut, and more or patiently seek Salmon- Kings, Silvers, Pinks, and more await beneath the surface. Learn more here…

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SUCIA ISLAND FERRY

Visit the hidden gem of the Outer Islands at Sucia Island State Park! Enjoy a day trip hiking, rent kayaks to explore hidden coves, or even camp overnight. Learn more here…

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BIRD WATCHING

Join us on a quest for Bald Eagles, Black Oystercatchers, Rhinoceros Auklets, and more as we search through some of the less travelled waters of the region. Learn more here…

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LIGHT HOUSE TOURS

Explore the history of the region at Patos Island Light, Turn Point Light, Lime Kiln Lighthouse and more. See them from the sea and check them out up close! Learn more here…

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WATER TAXI

Want to explore islands where the State Ferries don’t go? Get off the beaten path anywhere in the San Juans with a water taxi. Even land on a remote beach! Learn more here…