Over the last week that I was on the water I had a few great encounters with killer whales. We were always rafted in shore in a kelp bed and we still got some amazing passes. We have also been seeing a lot of salmon in the water. It is pretty cool to see a large run come through and all the salmon running along the surface of the water.
Yesterday was a choppy day out on the water. But we still got to see some cool stuff. An adult Eagle caught a fish and brought it back to the shore. Once it arrived on of the adult Eagles fledglings flew in and took the food. All this took place with us near by. Then later in the day we go to see a few seal pups hauled out on the rock shore.
August is a great month to visit San Juan Island and do some kayak whale watching. Discovery Sea Kayaks West Side Day Tour is your best chance to see orcas from kayaks.
Check out this image from one of my trips last week.
Hello everyone. I just wanted to update what coupon deals Discovery Sea Kayaks has going at this time.
There also seems to be a bit of confusion in finding the coupon. So I am going to try and re explain how to find them.
I just posted two new coupon for Kayak Tours.
So here is how to find the coupons:
*Open your web browser and past the following in the URL box: http://maps.google.com/
*In the search box on the Google Maps page use the following search term: Discovery Sea Kayaks 98250
*On the left side of your screen search results will appear, Discovery Sea Kayaks should be on the list.
*Below our business listing there will be links to Reviews and Coupons. Click Coupons.
If any of the coupons work for you just give us a call and set up your tour. Let us know you have the coupon when you book. Print the coupon and present it the day you check in for your tour.
Hope this is easier than previous directions.
As for what has been going on here on the San Juan Island. Kayak Tours have been busy with lots of half day and day tour going out. Camping Kayak Tours have been going out weekly.
The Orca Whales have been in the area but in the past couple of days they have been out of our paddling area. Whale Watching boats are having continued success on a daily basis. Wester Prince Cruises have been seeing lots of Orcas and lots of surface behavior. Check out their site for images www.orcawhalewatch.com.
If you are interested in a vacation deal. Save 10% on Western Prince Whale Watching Tours and 10% on Discovery Sea Kayak Tours if you book a tour with each company.
San Juan Island Whale Watch season is here. If you choose to go whale watching from kayak or from a power boat. This is the time of year to do it.
We still have a coupon posted on our google maps business listing. It is a great deal if you are looking to go on a kayak camping tour. It is for one tour date only and there are limited spots left. So check it out and see if it fits your travel plans.
To find the coupon of to google maps and search for Discovery Sea Kayaks 98250 and we will pop up. From there select more info and scroll down for the coupon. Check there for more good deals in the future..
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.
The weather is looking nice for the weekend. San Juan Island is gearing up for all the people and fun.
Kayak Tours are booking fast. Give us a call if you want to get on the water and enjoy an award recognized kayak tours. We have Kayak Day Tours, Kayak Half Day Tours and Sunset Tours. We run multiple Half Day Kayak Tours per day.
If you have a group of 10 or more ask about our group discount.
We have been seeing the Souther Resident Killer Whales on almost every Half Day and Full Day Kayak Tour. If you are looking to get on the water on a power boat. Check out Western Prince Cruises, if you book a tour with Western Prince and a kayak tour with Discovery Sea Kayaks you will get 10% off each tour.
San Juan Island is a great place to spend the 4th of July. Small town parade and great festivities and fireworks.
Make sure and get to the ferry early and if you can leave you car behind, I would. It is easy to get on the ferry if you are just walking on and way easier to get on the ferry when you are planning to leave. Plus our shop is a 4 minute walk 1 block up from the ferry. What could be easier? There is plenty of transit options on the island if you are staying out of town and it is worth it to avoid all the auto traffic on and off the ferry.
Hope to see some of you on the water with us this weekend.
Just wanted to post a reminder that we have various models of Emotion Kayaks for sale in the shop. I also have other models in the demo fleet. Some of the demo kayaks are for sale for a slight discount.
Check out the Emotion Kayaks website : http://www.emotionkayaks.com/
We have package deals set up that include everything you need to get on the water!
Stop by the shop and check out the kayaks or set up a time to get one on the water.
I had a custom 9am Half Day Kayak Tour this morning. It was a nice morning. The temps were warming and the sun was out. On my drive to the launch beach I saw a few Orca whales and new that we would have a chance at an encounter today.
I had the usual small group (4 guest). It was a nice trip for me as I knew two of the people of the trip and the other two were their relatives. After a bit of beach time going over safety and handing out gear, it was time to go. As we paddled out to the strait the strong ebb tide started grab the kayaks and take us south. But we were soon interrupted by large dorsal fins in the distance and made out way the shore to raft in a kelp bed. We bobbed around as watched as the killer whales made a distant pass by. We continued on and once again we had to raft as more killer whales were approaching. It was a great time. Though we had to make a slow paddle home against a bit of current, it was a great trip. Check out the photos.
Rafted up looking for where the killer whales are traveling.
You can see the Olympic Mountains in the background. Check out how blue the day was.
It is hard work out there kayaking, but someone has to do it
Harbor Seals doing what they do best, look like rocks.
End of the kayak tour they got to take pictures with their guide , LOL, me.
It was a great morning to be out there. If you want to join the fun, just give Discovery a call.
Ok I just posted another coupon on Discovery Sea Kayaks Google Business listing.
We are a bit hard to find but if you do a search with google maps you can find us and check out the two coupons.
Once at google maps search for “discovery sea kayaks” 98250. Yes you need the quotations around discovery sea kayaks. On the left hand side of your screen you can scroll through the listings and find our ad. From there you can find the coupons.
Check out the new coupon if you are interested in a Multi Day Kayak Tour. This a rare opportunity to save on one of our award winning kayak camping tours.
It is only good for one specific date. Go check it out! If the date works for you give us a call (360 378 2559) and set your reservation. Don’t for get to let us know you have the coupon. You must present the coupon to us the day of your tour.
Let me know if you have any questions.
It was a nice weekend here on the island. Saturday as very beautiful and Discovery Sea Kayaks was busy on the water. It was nice having multiple trips out on the water and seeing all the guides out working.
I had a 9am Half Day Tour and the Orcas were with us from the start of the day. We headed out slowly making sure there were no whales in shore where we were going to be traveling. So we rafted the kayak in a nice kelp bed and waited to see what was going to happen. I decided after a short time that it was time to move. We headed south along the coast toward the Lime Kiln Lighthouse. Along the way we had to stop and raft up as whales would pass by us. By the time we reached the lighthouse there were more whales. We rafted once again in a nice kelp bed and enjoyed the show. There was plenty of activity from breaching and cartwheeling. It was really a great trip.
Check out some of the pictures.
You can see a large dorsal fin in the background.
Here is a picture of my group for the morning. Great Trip!
Rafter up doing a bit of whale watching from kayaks here on San Juan Island.
Another pass from the killer whales.
Well I did not get any images of the closer passes or of the breaches. But memories are what all of us took away from this amazing kayak tour.
The Killer Whales have been in the area and we have been getting great encounters on our Kayak Tours. So come on out and join a Sea Kayak Tour and let Discovery Sea Kayaks be your guide.
I just posted a limited time coupon on Discovery Sea Kayaks google maps listing. If you can find us via google maps you can print out the coupon and save on a Half Day Kayak Tour on San Juan Island.
All you have to do is go to google maps and search for “discovery sea kayaks” 98250.. You have to have the quotes to find us for some reason. But usually show at the bottom of the list. Check it out and SAVE..
Today was a beautiful day here on the island. Our Multi Day trip returned today and saw Orcas 4 different times! So the killer whales are here and Discovery Sea Kayaks West Side Kayak Tours off the best opportunity to see killer whales!
So reserve a trip and get on the water with us. San Juan Kayak Tours are what we do best!