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Whale Watching Tours

Nestled within the serene embrace of Roche Harbor lies one of many guests’ favorite island activities: captivating whale watching excursions that set sail directly from our picturesque harbor. Join us on an unforgettable journey with San Juan Safaris, sister company to San Juan Outfitters. 

Delve into the heart of San Juan Island’s allure, where the surrounding waters teem with a variety of marine life. Encounter the majestic orca whales, whose graceful presence is awe-inspiring. With two different eco types of killer whales, these gentle giants grace our waters year-round, beckoning visitors to come witness the magnificence of these wild animals with their own eyes. 

In addition to the orcas, the sparkling waters surrounding the San Juan Islands are also graced with the presence of humpback whales, seals and sea lions. Above, the soaring silhouette of bald eagles and a wide variety of birds, serves as a testament to the rich tapestry of life that thrives within these pristine waters. 

Experience the magic of the San Juan Islands and the wildlife that call this place home, making memories that will linger in your heart for years to come. 

Hurry, as spots on these tours book up quickly! Secure your place on this adventure today! 

Kayaking Tours

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In addition to whale watching tours, you will also discover one of our other adventurous offerings: captivating kayaking tours that also set off directly from our charming harbor. Embark on a memorable adventure with San Juan Outfitters, our exclusive partner renowned for over two decades of expertly guided expeditions, catering to groups, families, and intrepid solo adventurers alike. 

Prepare to experience the islands up close and personally, where the surrounding seas beckon with the promise of exploration and discovery. Glide through tranquil coves and sheltered inlets, your paddle cutting through the glassy surface as you weave among the rugged coastline and verdant islets. 

Marvel at the rugged beauty of our island sanctuary, as seals peek out curiously from kelp forests and playful otters dart through the crystalline waters. You’ll glimpse bald eagles flying above or tending to their nests, and many seabirds diving into the waters around you. 

In the San Juan Islands, every stroke of the paddle unveils a new piece of nature’s wonders, each moment infused with the magic of the great outdoors. Don’t merely observe this spectacle—immerse yourself in its splendor and walk away with unforgettable memories of your time paddling in the Salish Sea. 

3-Hour and 5-Hour tours available, with custom and private options available. Reserve your tour in advance, as space is limited! 

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