Sea Life Safaris: Explorations in the Intertidal Zone
Ever touched a sea cucumber or moon snail? Can you tell the difference between a purple and green shore crab? Hint: it’s not their coloring! Which has the stronger flavor—Sea Lettuce or Bull Kelp?
Our Kayak Tours
Experience the beauty, serenity, and wildlife of Whidbey Island and the waters of Puget Sound while paddling on one of our intimate kayak tours. Our guides will fit you in our lifejackets and touring sea kayaks comfortably, teach you how to paddle effectively, and will share the wonders of Whidbey including its past, its present, and its critters.
Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
Hourly kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals are available at our headquarters at 201 Wharf St. @ the Langley Marina. Our monitored paddle area IS NOT a sheltered area and is subject to wind, tides, and currents. We highly recommend one of our guided tours if you are inexperienced. All hourly rentals on a first come, first served basis.
We offer full and multi-day rentals of tandem kayaks, single kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards (SUP). But before you consider this option, you should know that the waters around Whidbey are prone to strong currents, large tides, and fluctuating wind and weather. Equipment can be reserved in advance. You may have rental equipment delivered and picked up anywhere south of Greenbank for $40.
Our classes are designed to introduce adults to the fundamentals of kayaking safely in the waters around Whidbey. While our course is perfect for the beginner, anyone who has never had formal instruction will benefit. We also offer a paddling skills for teens camp that is a fun way for them to get on the water in the summer time.
Become a WIK member to improve your paddling skills, learn more about your paddling environment and build your community connections!
We’ve had many requests from you--our Whidbey neighbors--for more opportunities to get out on the water safely but also for ways to connect with others who want to paddle just like you. We’re happy to now offer two types of memberships for 2019. This is a great opportunity for the frequent paddler or someone trying to get more experience and learn more about the sport.