Anacortes has long been the favored launch point for sea kayaking adventures in the San Juan Islands and Deception Pass. Some of the most beautiful and least developed islands in the San Juans are located just a paddle stroke away from our shores, and wildlife is abundant here. The waters between Burrows Island and Deception Pass are actually the best place in the world to encounter Harbor porpoise. Our favorable location within the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains provides us with sunny skies and calm waters throughout the year. If you are looking for a family friendly kayak tour, a multi-day kayaking trip, or advanced sea kayak training, you can find it right here in Anacortes.
Located on Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is located just 80 miles north of Seattle and is connected to the mainland by bridges so visitors can drive directly to us. Come and see why more Washington State locals, and savvy travelers from all across the world choose Anacortes for their sea kayak adventure!
What Guests are saying about Kayaking in Anacortes
Anacortes Kayak Tours
My husband and I did the 8:30 morning Kayak tour with Will. We were excited to find that we were the only ones who had booked that time slot and it was cheaper than the afternoon tour. They have all the equipment necessary but be sure to bring layers as it can get chilly on the water. On our tour we saw sea lions, porpoise, seals, and several starfish. Will was very knowledgable about the area, and was patient as we learned how to Kayak. We had the most beautiful tour and it was a highlight of our trip. Would highly recommend!
Outer Island Expeditions
The Sucia Island kayak trip was outstanding. On trips like this, the guide makes all the difference and Vincent was simply terrific. He knows the area, some interesting history and plenty about the local marine life and ecosystem. He was patient but watchful over our group of nine. The weather was very blustery with brief periods of light rain. The paddling was challenging in a couple of places where we were paddling against both wind and current. But the hard work really paid off given the sheer beauty of the surroundings. We saw plenty of seals, bald eagles, and egrets. Anne even a small pod of dolphins swam by. Highly recommend this but be prepared to get a workout. Not a trip for slackers!
San Juan Outfitters
My six year old son and husband had an awesome time kayaking on the open water. Super friendly and knowledgeable guide made it even better. Wildlife abounds, and it was a great way to spend a few hours.
West Beach Resort
Beautiful little bay and girls loved renting kayaks and paddling around it. The resident geese were entertaining and we saw bald eagle and lots of leaping fish at dusk. Amazing sunsets.