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Kayak Nisqually

Testimonial #6

Sam took Betsy and I on an overnight paddle around Anderson Island and then along the delta. The boats were extremely comfortable and all safety issues were thoroughly discussed before we left. The campsite on Anderson was outstanding. We had the island to ourselves along with the eagles, ospreys, seals, and juvenile otters. Sam was incredibly knowledgable about the wildlife, currents, and history of the area. We had a truly wonderful experience as we were able to fully enjoy the Nisqually region.

Sam led us on an incredible trip to the San Juan Islands kayaking and camping for four days. We saw orca, porpoises, seals, all sorts of birds including a tree full of vultures. Sam is highly professional, he is knowledgeable about the land and sea, he was our guide, cook, navigator, cheerleader and all around easy going guy. One thing I remember vividly: he encouraged all of us after our dinner to get in our kayaks and watch the sunset in a quiet bay. A few of us took up his challenge, while most of us went to bed. The sunset that night I will never forget- the orange, red, violets were simply astounding. We thought we were in a National Geographic documentary. Thanks for that Sam! We highly recommend him.   

Escape from the Daily Grind!

Today, Sam guided us around the Puget Sound in our kayaks. We got to see Blue Heron, multiple juvenile eagles, and lots of seals with their pups. We stretched our legs out on the marshland and enjoyed lunch on the clear, glassy water. Sam regaled us with a history and science lesson rolled into one. Today was very educational and so mentally refreshing. I feel 10 years younger!

Magical experience!

My family and I did the bioluminescence night tour. It was magical! I highly recommend you go out and see the bioluminescence at least once in your lifetime! Sam was a great guide and had amazing patience with our kids ranging from 7-17.


Sam is the absolute best!  My 3 girlfriends and I went on a day-long tour with him at San Juan Islands last summer.  We were on a Pacific-Northwest tour and that was by far, our favorite part of the entire trip.  Sam is so knowledgeable, relaxed, and fun.  We felt safe and secure with his help. I actually contacted Sam recently, hoping to schedule another trip with friends and family.  I can't wait to get back on the water!