Lopez Island, WA
6+ with Parent
On Day 1 you will be met on Lopez Island by your experienced and certified guides for group introductions and trip preparations for your overnight kayaking adventure. Your guides will instruct you in packing your clothing into drybags, loading the kayaks, and getting comfortable in the boats, before launching for a 2-3 hour scenic paddle on your way to the uninhabited James Island State Park. Today's activities include sea kayaking, clamming (in season), setting up camp, dining on the beach, and lots of photos. A delicious lunch and dinner will be provided by your guides.
After a night under the stars, we are ready for more island fun! Today's activities may include a scavenger hunt, a view hike, and some time on the beach discovering starfish, limpets, clams, anemones, and other inter-tidal surprises. Your guides will entertain you with interesting island history and lore, and are happy to lead you on an island exploration, as well as provide time for you to relax/explore on your own. In the afternoon, we'll launch the kayaks and enjoy the 2.5 mile paddle back to Lopez Island where we'll say our good-byes as you prepare for the return ferry trip to Anacortes. A hearty and delicious breakfast and lunch will be provided by our staff.
Extend your island adventure by adding a stay at an island B&B or cabin. Our staff will be happy to recommend suitable lodging.
We provide lunch and dinner on Day #1, and breakfast and lunch on Day #2. Your guides will prepare your meals from our well-stocked "outfitter" kitchen! You will enjoy delicious and filling Northwest-style fare, which may include clam linguine, fresh omelets apple pancakes, and more! If you have food allergies or special dietary concerns, please bring this to the attention of our staff when you register, so that we have sufficient time to alter the trip menu (when possible). For severe food restrictions it may be necessary for you to bring along some of your own meals - please call to discuss.
The San Juan Islands are a spectacular and secluded destination known for their natural beauty and relaxed “island time.” Comprised of over 700 islands, the San Juan Islands have become a popular paddling destination, and are regularly included in National Geographic Adventure’s Best Places… listings. The San Juan Islands also hold the #4 position on Travel and Leisure Magazine's list of the world's best islands. Located less than 3 hours from Seattle (and less than 4 hours from Vancouver, BC - home of the 2010 Winter Olympics) the islands provide an ideal blend of quaint harbors, artistic and historic sites, and outdoor adventure opportunities!
Each participant must review and complete our Liability/Medical Release form prior to taking part in an activity. Minors must have a parent signature. If you would like to have a copy of this form emailed to you please contact us.
Acknowledgement of Risks & Release of Liability
This coastal trip is ideal for all ages, and is the preferred overnight trip for young paddlers and those looking for an introductory kayaking/camping experience. Our staff are excited to welcome you to the islands and share with you numerous activities, an amazing marine environment and the laid back community of Lopez Island; "The Friendly Isle." No previous paddling or camping experience is necessary. We welcome beginners and experienced adventurers alike!
The trip cost shown on this page is per person. Group discounts (for 6 or more paddlers) will be shown during checkout. Cost includes 2 meals per day, guides, equipment, and camping fees as listed in your confirmation packet.
The James Island 2 Day Sea Kayak Adventure Trip is ideal for young adventurers over the age of 6, when accompanied by a parent. Our experienced staff are excited to welcome your family to the San Juan Islands for an enjoyable overnight sea kayaking experience! No previous paddling or camping experience is necessary.
Young adventurers enjoy the excitement of exploring the coastal environment, however, they do best when activities are kept short and plans are flexible. Please take this into consideration when scheduling your trip. Our staff is eager to assist you and we have substantial experience with paddlers of all ages.
Your adventure includes high quality, clean equipment that you will enjoy using. We provide fiberglass touring sea kayaks, spray skirts, pfd's, paddles, dry bags, thermarest sleeping pads, tents, solar handwashing station, and our well-stocked outfitter kitchen. Each participant is responsible to provide appropriate clothing for paddling and camping, and a sleeping bag. A complete packing list and equipment details will be included in your registration packet.
Custom group trips, private tours, and personalized adventures are also available. We ask for a minimum of 6 paddlers to schedule a custom adventure.
We are excited to have you join us! If you have any questions about this trip, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Minimum of 6 paid participants on each adventure - Invite your friends!