Whidbey Half Day Kayak Adventures 

Explore kelp beds and bays, spy seals and eagles, and enjoy some beach-combing too!  Our half-day adventures are for those who want a leisurely paddle, lasting memories, and more time to enjoy the beauty of Whidbey Island. 

We begin these adventures from a couple of our most favorite launches on the island.   The paddling is scenic from all 3 spots with mountain views, rural coastlines and lots of wildlife.  These tours last between 3.5 to 4.5 hours. We'll paddle for an hour or two and then spend some time ashore midway to stretch our legs and have some snacks. We always begin with a water safety discussion and a review of paddle stroke technique.  Days and times vary for each launch site due to tides.  

Sometimes wind speed and direction will force us to move the tours, but we'll be sure to let you know if you have an advance reservation. Feel free to bring your own lunch or snack with you, although we provide small snack bars and plenty of water.  For directions to each of the sites, please see our "Getting Here' page. 

Cost of any of the Whidbey Half Day Kayak Adventures is $99.00, plus WA State sales tax and a $1 administration fee, per person.

** Due to travel logistics to launch sites, we ask that reservations for these tours be made by 7:00pm the evening prior to the tour.

** We must have a minimum total of 4 guests to run a Whidbey Half Day Kayak Adventure.  If there are fewer than 4 people, we reserve the right to ask guests to reschedule or to pick another tour.  

SEALS AND GULLS AT POSSESSION

SEALS AND GULLS AT POSSESSION

  • POSSESSION POINT HALF DAY KAYAK ADVENTURE: This departs from the Possession Point Waterfront Park in Clinton, which is close to the most southern point of Whidbey.  You can feel your busy life slip away as you launch from this remote, rocky park. Enjoy views of both the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, look for crabs in kelp beds, hear eagle and osprey cries, and spot seals and sea lions basking on rocks. This is a great choice for people coming over from the mainland for the day since it's a 10 minute drive from the Clinton ferry. 

capt coupe boat launch

capt coupe boat launch


PENN COVE HALF DAY KAYAK ADVENTURE:
This departs from the Captain Coupe Park which is just east of the historic town Coupeville in central Whidbey. Penn Cove has tons of marine life, from curious seals to the coolest jellyfish, but is especially known for its bird populations.  Penn Cove is a designated IBA, "Important Bird Area," by the Audubon Society.  Winds and tides determine our paddle direction, but this tour doesn't disappoint whichever way you go....seals and birds basking on mussel docks or spectacular views of Saratoga Passage and Camano Island. This is a ideal tour for those who are based in Coupeville or Oak Harbor.  


saratoga passage launch

saratoga passage launch

SARATOGA PASSAGE HALF DAY KAYAK ADVENTURE: This departs from the marina in Langley, the 'Village By the Sea' which has lots of great shops, lodging, and dining.  Although we launch from town, we leave the bustle behind after just a few strokes.  Regardless of the direction the wind and tides lead us, the journey is scenic with views of the Cascade mountains, Whidbey's rural shoreline and the cliffs of Camano Island.  This tour is the best for a chance to glimpse the 'Saratoga Grays', the gray whales that frequent Puget Sound from March - May. And when we are very, very lucky, we even see orcas, mostly in late summer and early fall.  And we always keep an eye out for friendly seals, nesting eagles, and herons looking for lunch! 

New Option! THE SARATOGA GRAY WHALE KAYAK EXCURSION! Increase your chances of seeing the gray whales! Begin with our 'Saratoga Passage 1/2 Day Adventure kayak tour and finish with a pick up by a 34' charter boat that will either return everyone to Langley or give us another 30-45 minutes to look for whales (if we haven't already seen them). Also included is a catered luncheon served on the beach AND celebratory Whidbey - sourced wine/beer and snacks on the motor boat.  This excursion is perfect for those who want to see the gray whales but want a more intimate experience than a big whale-watching ship.  Cost is $200 per person. **We need a group with a minimum of 5 people to run this trip, at least 3 days' advance notice, and an advance depoit of 50% in order to secure the charter boat. Please contact us to book: 360-221-0229 or info@whidbeyislandkayaking.com.
gray whale tail

gray whale tail


Don't see what you had in mind?  

put yourself here

put yourself here

We also can create a custom and private kayak tour experience for you.  We have crafted unforgetable experiences for celebrating couples, family reunions, corporate teams on retreat, and wedding parties.  
Give us a call at 360-221-0229 or email us at info@whidbeyislandkayaking.com.