San Juan Islands 4 Day Tour

San Juan Island 4 day Tour

Location:  WA, United States
Starting From: US $649.00

  • Explore local islands, traveling by kayak, while taking advantage of tidal currents.
  • Distance touring of 4- 10 miles of paddling per day.  (more is available during evening paddling)
  • Start to develop the tools needed to complete a multi-day tour on your own.
  • Experience boat packing, menu planning, navigation, group safety, paddling in wind and waves and practicing boat handling skills.  
  • We paddle in single kayaks unless you request a double. You get to be the captain of your own vessel!

Enjoy incredible scenery, kayak camping, great food, team camaraderie and instruction all rolled together while exploring the beautiful San Juan Islands. Join our coaches and staff on this exceptional four day adventure and watch your paddling skills rise to a new level of understanding and expertise. The itinerary consists of learning group dynamics, paddle skills, navigation, efficient boat packing, boat control, and maybe even a swim or two to practice rescues. If you really want to go "sea kayaking" join us for this superb experience. We will provide each person with the appropriate kayak for their size, ability and experience. Tandem kayaks available.

Plan on meeting us on Orcas Island the first morning of the trip.  From there we will head down to a near by island to set up camp.  We will be padding in the area in and around Orcas Island then heading back on Sunday afternoon so you can head home at a reasonable time. 

Things To Bring

Tennis shoes or river sandals with wool socks or wetsuit booties

Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)

Sunscreen (SPF 30), lip balm (SPF 15)

Sun hat, rain hat, and/or fleece hat

Synthetic top and bottom (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)

Rain coat and rain pants

Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit?Water bottle (1 quart)

Towel and change of clothes for ride home

Lunch and snacks

For Camp:

Sleeping bag and pad  -PLEASE BRING COMPACT BACKPACKING STYLE GEAR ONLY

Tent - COMPACT and SMALL (Alder Creek provides tarps for group areas)

Swimsuit 1 pair walking shorts

2 cotton T shirts

Synthetic pile pants and jacket

Rain coat and pants?2 pair underwear

Towel (small)?Toilet kit?Long sleeve shirt

Sunglasses w/strap (chums or croakies)

Insect repellent ?Flashlight w/spare bulb and batteries

Spare eye glasses or contacts

Shoes and socks small dry bags to store personal gear

Optional Gear:

Camera with film, batteries and dry storage

Camera w/film, batteries, and dry storage

Book Writing tablet and pen

Fishing gear and license

Folding chair (small)

Musical instruments (check w/us to make sure it is appropriate)

Binoculars

Alder Creek provides dry bags for your personal gear and group gear for camp. We can also provide all boats, paddles, and PFD's. If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us. Alder Creek has a full line of paddling equipment and accessories. We would be happy to assist you in getting outfitted for your trip. Please remember to keep your personal gear to a minimum, but keep your comfort in mind.

SPECIAL NOTE: We have chosen not to provide alcohol on our trips. If you would like to bring your own please feel free to do so, we will help with the storage and transportation. Aluminum, plastic and foil bags are easier to store than glass. We do not have alcohol on youth only trips.

 

 

Inclusions

Enjoy incredible scenery, kayak camping, great food, team camaraderie and instruction all rolled together while exploring the beautiful San Juan Islands. Join our coaches and staff on this exceptional four day adventure and watch your paddling skills rise to a new level of understanding and expertise. The itinerary consists of learning group dynamics, paddle skills, navigation, efficient boat packing, boat control, and maybe even a swim or two to practice rescues. If you really want to go "sea kayaking" join us for this superb experience. We will provide each person with the appropriate kayak for their size, ability and experience. Tandem kayaks available.

Plan on meeting us on Orcas Island the first morning of the trip.  From there we will head down to a near by island to set up camp.  We will be padding in the area in and around Orcas Island then heading back on Sunday afternoon so you can head home at a reasonable time. 

  • Explore local islands, traveling by kayak, while taking advantage of tidal currents.
  • Distance touring of 4- 10 miles of paddling per day.  (more is available during evening paddling)
  • Start to develop the tools needed to complete a multi-day tour on your own.
  • Experience boat packing, menu planning, navigation, group safety, paddling in wind and waves and practicing boat handling skills.  
  • We paddle in single kayaks unless you request a double. You get to be the captain of your own vessel!

 

Camping space
Food
Gear
Guide

Exclusions

Gratuity:  It's NEVER expected but always appreciated.  If you feel your guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated! If your guide was so exceptional that you want him or her to be your guide on all future trips, simply request them at the time you make your reservation.  While we cannot promise he/she will be available, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your request.

Be sure to bring :

tent
sleeping bag
transport
ferry fees

 

Cancellation Policy

The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minumum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow at least 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. For multi-day trips we prefer to have a 7 day notice. Just give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.

Pickup/Departure

We will meet on Orcas Island at West Beach unless otherwise directed.

Drop-Off

We will wrap up the trip on sunday afternoon on Orcas.

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Take a San Juan Islands 4 day tour with Alder Creek kayak.

  • Explore local islands, traveling by kayak, while taking advantage of tidal currents.
  • Distance touring of 4- 10 miles of paddling per day.  (more is available during evening paddling)
  • Start to develop the tools needed to complete a multi-day tour on your own.
  • Experience boat packing, menu planning, navigation, group safety, paddling in wind and waves and practicing boat handling skills.
  • We paddle in single kayaks unless you request a double. You get to be the captain of your own vessel!

Join our coaches and staff on the San Juan Islands 4 day tour and you will experience exceptional adventure and see your paddle skills rise to a new level of understanding and expertise. We teach and lead the trip. You’ll be learning group dynamics, paddle skills, navigation, efficient boat packing, boat control, and maybe even get in a swim or two to practice rescues. If you really want to go “sea kayaking” join us for this superb experience. We  provide each person with the appropriate single kayak, paddle, pfd and immersion wear for their size, ability and experience. Tandem kayaks available by request. Our staff also prepares meals and organizes camp logistics from lunch on day one to lunch on day 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy incredible scenery, kayak camping, great food, team camaraderie and instruction all rolled together while exploring the beautiful San Juan Islands.  The itinerary for the San Juan 4 day kayak tour starts at West Beach Resort (accommodations available before and after the trip) located on Orcas Island, we’ll spend the morning getting boats, paddles and group gear divided up and learning how to pack our kayaks. Once geared up we’ll launch and head for Jones Island. On this trip we operate out of a base camp at Jones Island, days two and three are spent exploring around Jones and the nearby Wasp Islands. There is plenty of time to explore both on land and by kayak, relax and enjoy the incredible scenery.  We paddle back to Orcas Island  on Sunday afternoon so you can catch a ferry and head home at a reasonable time.

Meeting Place: We will meet on Orcas Island at West Beach Resort.

Gear List:

Gear list video…

For the Water:

Tennis shoes or river sandals with wool socks or wetsuit booties

Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)

Sunscreen (SPF 30), lip balm (SPF 15)

Sun hat, rain hat, and/or fleece hat

Synthetic top and bottom (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)

Rain coat and rain pants

Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit
Water bottle (1 quart)

Towel and change of clothes for ride home

Snacks

For Camp:

Sleeping bag and pad  -PLEASE BRING COMPACT BACKPACKING STYLE GEAR ONLY

Tent – COMPACT and SMALL (Alder Creek provides tarps for group areas)


Swimsuit

1 pair walking shorts

2 cotton T shirts

Synthetic pile pants and jacket

Rain coat and pants

2 pair underwear

Towel (small)

Toilet kit

Long sleeve shirt

Sunglasses w/strap (chums or croakies)

Insect repellent

Flashlight w/spare bulb and batteries

Spare eye glasses or contacts

Shoes and socks

small dry bags to store personal gear

Optional Gear:

Camera with film, batteries and dry storage

Book

Writing tablet and pen

Fishing gear and license

Crazy Creek chair (small)

Musical instruments (check w/us to make sure it is appropriate)

Binoculars

Alder Creek provides dry bags for your personal gear and group gear for camp. We can also provide all boats, paddles, and PFD’s. If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us. Alder Creek has a full line of paddling equipment and accessories. We would be happy to assist you in getting outfitted for your trip. Please remember to keep your personal gear to a minimum, but keep your comfort in mind.

SPECIAL NOTE: We have chosen not to provide alcohol on our trips. If you would like to bring your own please feel free to do so, we will help with the storage and transportation. Aluminum, plastic and foil bags are easier to store than glass. We do not have alcohol on youth only trips.