Join a Kayak Quest for Whales near Seattle with Sea Quest Kayak Tours!

Why choose Sea Quest for
your Seattle Area Kayaking Tour?

  • Lowest prices for kayak trips from the Seattle region.
  • Best kayak tour for watching killer whales near Seattle.
  • Kayak the wilder western edge of the San Juan Islands where most orca whale sightings occur.
  • Kayak the rich estuary of Nisqually River National Wildlife Refuge and see intense bioluminescence.
  • Day and half-day kayak tours to Lime Kiln Whale Watch Park and scenic lighthouse on San Juan Island.
  • Multi-day camping tours to the small, remote San Juan Islands from our meet-up near Seattle.
  • Expert biologists and specially-trained educator guides.
  • Kayaks & paddling equipment top-quality and very new.

Kayak Tours near Seattle, WA

Sea Quest Kayak Expeditions offers a variety of expert-led guided kayak tours near Seattle, Washington. Kayak tours are available from Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands where our specialty is finding and kayaking with orca whales! We also provide kayak trips at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge south of Seattle, near Olympia, Washington where the most popular outings are the nocturnal bioluminescence kayak trips.

Our San Juan Island one-day kayak tours can be done in a single day from Seattle. This requires a short flight from Seattle or a two-hour drive to hop on the scenic ferry to Friday Harbor. After the kayak trip concludes you can take a flight or ferry from Friday Harbor back to the mainland and Seattle. We also offer multi-day kayak camping tours in the San Juan Islands that range from weekend kayak trips up to five day kayak expeditions that explore the entire archipelago. Regardless of kayak trip length, our tours are designed to visit and spend the maximum time in the best killer whale watching waters found in the United States! Check out our list of all kayak tours that begin near Seattle on San Juan Island.

Kayaking with Whales near Seattle, WA

For over 30 years, our small company of devoted marine educators has been leading sea kayak trips near Seattle, Washington. Our kayak tours use  our extensive knowledge as biologists to maximize your chances of finding marine wildlife. Going north from Seattle, 0ur specialty in the San Juan Islands is finding the incredible salmon orca and killer whales that reside in our home waters. And heading south from Seattle, we can show you a completely different wildlife habitat in the Nisqually River delta, where the fresh waters of an important salmon spawning ground mix with the rich waters of Puget Sound.

Bull Orca Spyhops in the middle of a Sea Quest Kayak Tour, Seattle, WA

Sea Quest kayak trip being examined by a spyhopping killer whale near Seattle, WA.

Nearly all killer whale sightings in the Seattle region occur in just one small area along the rugged western edge of the San Juan Islands. This area is often called the Orca Whale Sanctuary as most hunting and playing takes place here. Please refer to our map page or our killer whale watching info page to see the details of this special habitat. Sea Quest Kayak Tours takes you orca whale watching in the exact locations proven best by the top whale biologists!

Our Seattle kayak tours designed for whale watching all begin by rendezvousing with us in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. After picking you up at the ferry terminal we transport you via shuttle van to the scenic west side of San Juan Island for the adventure. After our instruction period we launch kayaks directly into the heart of the orca whale waters. Almost half of our kayak tour guests see whales during the peak whale watching months from June through September.

Join the most experienced Seattle kayaking company!

Our 30+ years of experience as local biologists and devotion to safety make us your best choice for sea kayak tours from Seattle. Our guides are friendly, eager to share their knowledge, and highly-trained in sea kayaking safety. We were the first outfitter in the Seattle area to hire biologists and train them in modern kayak rescue techniques. Our goal is to create sea kayaking trip that excels in comfort, education, and total fun!

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