San Juan Islands

Kayaking in Deception Pass State Park

Anacortes, United States
Kayaking in Deception Pass State Park Family Friendly

From $54.94

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See Whidbey Island in Washington from a fresh perspective with a small-group kayaking tour in Deception Pass State Park. Meet your guide at a departure point and climb into a sea kayak to explore the calm waters of Bowman Bay. Learn the basics of paddling and admire views of wildlife, Fidalgo Island, and more. All gear including life jackets is provided.
  • Go kayaking in Deception Pass State Park
  • Learn new kayaking skills in calm waters
  • See wildlife and views of Whidbey Island
  • Explore Bowman Bay with a small-group tour

What's Included

  • All paddling gear is provided, includes paddle, tandem kayak, and life jacket.
  • Parking Fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Please bring water compatible shoes and clothing to match the weather.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 4413 Bowman Bay Rd
    4413 Bowman Bay Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221, USA

    Drive down Bowman Bay Road to the stop sign at the bottom of the hill. Take a left. As you enter the large parking area you will notice our kayak shed under the trees on the East side of the parking lot. Park where you like and come meet us!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Deception Pass State Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Fidalgo Island

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for children under 3 years of age. Please call if you have questions.
  • Not recommended for people exceeding 265 pounds.
  • Not recommended for people taller than about 6'5". Call if you have questions.
  • PLEASE CALL US AFTER BOOKING. Due to the nature of booking on a third-party site, and our small group size, we highly recommend giving us a quick call after you book to make sure that your preferred departure time works for you. During the busiest days we often run full. In the unlikely event that your preferred trip is already full then we will definitely get you out on a trip leaving at a similar time. We just don't want to cause you any disappointment. Thank you!
  • DUE TO COVID-19 WE CAN NO LONGER SEAT SINGLE TRAVELERS INTO KAYAKS WITH STRANGERS. We do not offer single kayaks on this trip. If you are a single traveler please call us so that we can get you set up on one of our longer trips that do have single kayaks available. Thank you!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Alex was a great guide. We had a really relaxed paddle around the area and she was knowledgeable and helpful.


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Great time ! Leo was our...
Rodrick_G, Aug 2023
Great time ! Leo was our guide . He made the trip easy and is well informed about the area . He kept and eye out for wild life so we didn't miss the seals eagle and misc birds around .
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks for choosing AKT! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with Leo. Come back again someday!
Totally worth it!
Karen_L, Aug 2023
Our family appreciated Nate's calm demeanor which was perfect for our first time sea kayaking. It was a magical experience to be out there on the water enjoying all the beautiful scenery.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks for joining us! I'm very happy to hear that you had a fun experience with Nate, and that the trip met your expectations. Come back again sometime!
Excellent Tour
Teresa_S, Jul 2023
It was my first time going Kayaking in Deception Pass and i love it!! The toir guide was very informative snd made me feel safe and relax.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thanks for choosing AKT!
Beautiful area
Michelle_W, Aug 2022
Alex was a great guide. We had a really relaxed paddle around the area and she was knowledgeable and helpful.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for choosing AKT!
Kevin_H, Jul 2022
When it was done. The tour guide did not direct us to anywhere in particular. Not impressed with the guided tour but it was nice to get out on the water.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are sorry to hear that you didn't have a good time, Kevin. I wish that you could have been more specific about what went wrong. Thousands of people join these trips and we get loads of positive comments. When we hear that someone isn't satisfied we truly want to know if it was something we did, or whether the activity was just not the type of thing you get excited about. Hopefully you will call into the office to give some more feedback so that we can address any problems that we may be unaware of. I am sure that the guide would have been happy to suggest things to do after your trip was done. All you needed to do was ask. Thanks for joining us just the same!
Just the right time
Jesse_A, Sep 2020
We had a very good time on this tour. We had only been kayaking once or twice before and we were a little tired as we were trying to squeeze a lot into one day, but this was just the right amount of time, it's a short trip with beautiful scenery all around. We enjoyed our tour guide Nikki very much, she was pleasant and patient, and even though I would have thought we would have been the lest experienced she had quite a group of novice and handled us all very well. Nikki took pictures for us (as we were afraid to take a phone or camera out on the kayak) and sent them to us later, it was nice to have our time memorialized. Cheer! :)
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post this nice review about your experience with Nikki. It is great to hear that you had a fun trip. Please come back again sometime!

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