Join a Kayak Quest for Whales from Friday Harbor!


Friday Harbor Kayaking Tours & Kayaking Trips

Why choose Sea Quest for
your Friday Harbor Kayaking Tour?

  • Lowest prices for kayaking from Friday Harbor or elsewhere on the west coast.
  • Best kayak trip location for watching orca whales in the United States.
  • Kayak the stunning sea cliffs & lighthouses of the wilder western San Juan Islands.
  • Day trips or multi-day camping tours on small, remote islands begin from our rendezvous in Friday Harbor.
  • Highly trained biologist/educator guides.
  • Best and newest fiberglass kayaks & paddling equipment provided.









Friday Harbor Kayaking Tours

Sea Quest Kayak Expeditions offers a variety of guided kayak tours from Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Our Friday Harbor kayak trips range from quick half-day tours, weekend kayak trips, and longer kayaking adventures to the outer San Juan Islands from 3 to 5 days in length. Click here to see a list of all kayak tours in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

Orca Whales & Kayaking Friday Harbor

Since 1989, our small company of dedicated kayak guides has specialized in offering educational sea kayaking tours from Friday Harbor, Washington. Our kayak trips are uniquely designed to create memorable encounters with wildlife, especially the amazing orca whales.

Of all orca whale sightings in Washington state, over 95% occur in just one relatively small area that forms the western edge of the San Juan Islands. This is where the killer whales do nearly all of their hunting and playing and is referred to as the Orca Whale Sanctuary - check out our map page. It’s the exact location where Sea Quest kayak trips take you orca whale watching!

Although our Washington kayak tours begin by meeting your guides in Friday Harbor, we transport you via shuttle van to the rugged, west side of San Juan Island. This allows us to launch directly into the heart of the orca whale waters where we find orcas on four out of five of our kayak tours during the peak whale watching season in summer.

Sea Quest is the most experienced company for kayaking at Friday Harbor.

Quality and service are the hallmarks of our Friday Harbor kayaking tours. Our guides are supportive, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. Our safety training and equipment is tops among local outfitters. We will make your sea kayaking vacation comfortable, memorable, educational, and above all - fun!

Learn more about our Friday Harbor kayak tours by clicking on the blue tabs at the top of this column.

Kayaking Friday Harbor  - Tours in the Orca Whale Sanctuary
Sea Quest kayak tour being inspected by a spyhopping orca whale - photo by San Juan Island whale watching captain Jim Maya.

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Kayaking Friday Harbor - Gateway to the San Juan Islands