Summer travel season is upon us! The Pacific Northwest is calling.

Fly into SeattleWashington, hop a ferry to Friday Harbor, no car needed, you can walk around this historic seaport, shop, and enjoy the great seafood, sans fast-food chains.

Have you tried sea kayaking? Make a rez with Outdoor Odysseys for a half-day or multi-day paddle around the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea. Surround yourself with nature, instead of digital screens, except maybe a camera, to make your Instagram friends jealous.

A kayaking adventure is a great idea for you and your besties, families, solo travelers, or co-workers. You’ll see orca whales, bald eagles, sea otters, lush greenery, fresh air, and pristine waters. Wake up at sunrise on an uninhabited island of the archipelago.

This is a no-guilt vacation. Outdoor Odysseys is committed to stewardship and sustainability including self-grown produce, supporting on-island farmers, using organic foods, fair trade coffee, composting, low-impact transportation, Leave No Trace ethics, and supporting and upholding the principles of organizations like The Center for Whale ResearchOutdoors for All, and the San Juan Preservation Trust

There’s numerous activities on San Juan Island you can enjoy before or after your kayak trip.

San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez islands have beautiful hiking trials from beginner to mountain man.

Rent a bicycle, take a whale watching tour, visit The Whale Museum, and end your day at the San Juan Distillery. Done with camping? Roche Harbor Resort will treat you right. Enjoy the beautiful flower gardens, restaurant, swimming pool and tennis courts. Theodore Roosevelt slept here!

Convinced? Here’s some options:

• A half-day exploring the calm waters and tidal zone of Griffin Bay 

• A three-day PNW Craft Beer and Kayaking Tour, featuring award-winning craft beers from some of Washington’s most heralded craft breweries

• A four-day InterIsland Kayaking Tour, including a half circumnavigation of San Juan Island and its surrounding waterways as well as camping on both Stuart and Jones Islands

Contact:, call 360-378-3533, or email