Outer Island Excursions offers three kayak tours to suit all skill levels and interests. With options for absolute beginners or experienced kayakers we offer guided exploration with experienced naturalists in tandem kayaks with PFDs, paddles, dry bags, and bilge pumps. Learn about the local ecosystem while interacting with otters, minks, seals, porpoises, sea birds, eagles and more.
For those who would like to do unguided exploration, rentals are offered in 1/2 day, 24 hour, 3 day, and full week increments. All rentals are equipped with PFDs, paddles, dry bags, and bilge pumps. Kayaks can be delivered to residences and launch points on Orcas Island with advanced notice. For passengers on our Sucia Ferry, Outer Island offers complimentary delivery service to Sucia for rentals.
Recommended attire is athletic gear that you don't mind getting wet, shoes that can get wet, hats and sunglasses and sun protection. Water and a small snack are also welcome on tours!
** Boats are typical examples of our rental inventory but are not guaranteed to be this exact make/model
Our rental boats are great for any aquatic terrain around Orcas Island or the protected bays of Sucia Island. The kayaks can be delivered to any site on Orcas Island or picked up from our office at 120 Sucia Drive. Our most popular 4 hour rental option gives you ample time to paddle down the North Shore of Orcas Island to Point Doughty State Park directly from our location in Eastsound
For an intermediate level experience you can take our water taxi to Sucia Island and paddle unguided in Sucia’s large and well protected bays. Other popular kayaking locations on Orcas Island include Mountain Lake in Moran State Park, Eastsound, or Deer Harbor.
We will happily deliver kayaks to any location on Orcas. Equipment pickups from Smuggler’s Resort on Orcas Island are free. A delivery charge will be added to all equipment deliveries on Orcas Island including Doe Bay.
Delivery Fees: $25 per kayak or canoe ($50 minimum fee)
SINGLE KAYAKS – ORCAS ISLAND, SUCIA ISLAND & DOE BAY
$40 for 4 hours
$50 per day
$125 three days
$250 per week
DOUBLE KAYAKS – ORCAS ISLAND, SUCIA ISLAND & DOE BAY
$65 for 4 hours
$75 per day
$175 three days
$300 per week
Delivery Fees: $25 per kayak
($50 minimum fee)
** Advanced kayakers may rent kayaks in order to explore Orcas Island and some of the neighboring areas and islands. Any kayaker who rents a kayak with the intention of executing a channel crossing, a multi-day trip, and/or any trip judged by the Outer Island Team to need additional documentation must submit a FLOAT PLAN.
Float plans must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance of a reservation. Anything submitted with less notice will not be approved. The Outer Island team cannot give advice or suggest routes prior to receiving a completed float plan that demonstrates an understand of wind, weather, tide, and variable conditions.