Kayak Instruction

For ten years we have worked closely with our great friends at Body Boat Blade International. Shawna Franklin & Leon Somme are two of the best coaches in North America, and we are incredibly fortunate to have this kayak school operating close to us, on Orcas Island.

We put a high value on great kayak instruction and these are the folks who not only help to train our staff every year, they also provide a valuable mentorship and give us priceless feedback on our operations. Any questions that we have regarding risk management or “best practices” are graciously answered by this dynamic duo. We talk a lot about redefining the standard of guide training here in the San Juan Islands and Body Boat Blade helps us to achieve it.

If you want fun and informative kayak instruction then call these guys, you won’t regret a thing!

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Thank you for everything. Our meeting went like Swiss clockwork from start to finish thanks to you and your amazing guides. I simply can’t say enough good things about those four to do justice to the subtle but stout job they did on our trip. We felt completely safe, the food was nothing short of spectacular (and always right on time!), and they were simultaneously in complete control and entirely respectful of our group. Ours is a company based upon outstanding customer service and it’s perhaps an understatement to say that we demand the same from the agencies and individuals we choose to work with. Anacortes Kayak Tours has certainly lived up to our vision of what customer service can and should be — Bravo!

—Kaj Bune, Exped

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