On the outskirts of Orcas Island are the small Wasp Islands, once used as hideouts at the start of the 20th century for smugglers bringing illegal immigrants and liquor into the U.S. from Canada. Today, the islands are home to towering Douglas fir trees and the red-barked madrona trees, nesting eagles and river otters. Take the three-hour guided kayak trip with Shearwater Kayak Tours and there’s a good chance to spot seals and sea lions as well.
Recent Traveler Reviews
Kayaking with the seals on Orcas Island
by Sidney H
Seven of us and one guide spent nearly four hours kayaking out of Deer harbor on Orcas Island. It had threatened to rain but never did and there was little wind. We were able to…
Henry was wonderful!
by Julie B
Henry connected so well with my 11 year old granddaughter. He had only been with Shearwater for a short time but you would not have thought that. He was knowledgeable and personable. Loved our...