Orcas Outdoors


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Experienced naturalist guides lead groups on open-water sea kayak tours to see whales, otters & eagles, with meal & camp gear included

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid until 5/1/12. Not valid 8/5/12-8/19/12. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 12 or older. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Kayakers, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to get themselves upright when flipped upside down. Float through life with today’s Groupon to Orcas Outdoors on Orcas Island. Choose between the following options:

  • For $40, you get a three-hour whale-watching kayak tour (an $80 value) that includes:
  • Guidance of experienced naturalist
  • Two-person sea kayaks, paddles, and safety gear <p>

  • For $159, you get a two-day overnight island adventure (a $379 value) that includes:
  • Guidance of experienced naturalist
  • Two-person sea kayaks, paddles, and safety gear
  • All necessary camping equipment
  • Prepared meals and snacks<p>

Orcas Outdoors’ seasoned naturalist guides shepherd all levels of paddlers across the land and through the coastal waters of Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands. Three-hour whale-watching kayak tours begin with a 30-minute introduction to paddling and basic sea kayak safety. Guides also instruct their students in the art of reading island tides to identify safe passage and determine when the waves will sing bawdy sea shanties. Groups then silently stalk the islands’ west shores in two-cockpit sea kayaks, searching for sightings of orca and other whale pods as well as otters, seals, and eagles. On all-inclusive overnight tours, tour groups set up camp in Jones Island State Park. Nature navigators lead hikes along park trails to seek out native wildlife and guide six-hour sea kayak excursions, where participants explore deeper waters and forgo the daily stresses of civilization, such as traffic jams and traffic-jam-causing laser-light shows.

At night, adventurers snuggle into provided Sierra tents and sleeping bags, protected from the ground’s icy grip as they recline on Cascade thermarests or scrawl the names of their crushes into the surrounding soil. All meals are prepared using local produce, and may be crafted vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free upon request. Each excursion includes the use of kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and all necessary safety gear.

Customer Reviews

Great way to see the islands. Guide was very knowledgable and provided a wonderful insiders perspective.
Mike I. · October 3, 2012
Thank you so much for such a great trip!
Daniel T. · July 12, 2012

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