Family Trips in Deception Pass State Park

View of the Deception Pass Bridge from the Bowman Bay area, Washington State Parks
Hiking trails in Deception Pass lead to nice viewpoints!
A father a son enjoy a family kayak tour from Bowman Bay, Deception Pass State Park, Washington
Fun and easy family kayak tours in Deception Pass State Park.
Family specific sea kayaking tours in the Puget Sound, Deception Pass State Park
Kayaking from Deception Pass State Park, Puget Sound, Washington
Anacortes Kayak Tours specializes in kid-friendly trips in Deception Pass State Park where wildlife is plenty!
Kids enjoy the wildlife in Deception Pass State Park
Deception Pass family activities include kayak tours from Bowman Bay
Our kayak tours are great for families!
Bald eagles are commonly seen on our kayak tours in Deception Pass State Park
Bald eagles are often seen on our kayak tours.
A family enjoys the wonderful activity of kayaking, Deception Pass, Washington State
Families with small children are our specialty!
Green anemones seen while kayaking in the Puget Sound. Deception Pass, Washington.
Green anemones seen while kayaking in Deception Pass.
Enjoying the beaches of Deception Pass is a fun outdoor activity for families in Washington.
A quiet beach near Deception Pass State Park
Harbor seals resting in the Puget Sound, Deception Pass State Park, Washington.
Kayaking near seals in Deception Pass
A child explores the beaches of Puget Sound, Deception Pass State Park, Washington.
A quiet moment on a Deception Pass beach.

1.5 hours
$39 adults
$35 discounts* and kids under 12
Early Bird Special—All seats $35 on the 9am trip!

May 3rd – June 15th
Saturdays & Sundays
9am / 11:30am / 2:00pm / 4:30pm

June 16th – Labor Day
Daily departures
9am / 11:30am / 2:00pm / 4:30pm

Saturdays & Sundays
9am / 11:30am / 2:00pm / 4:30pm

Book Online Now!
or call 1-800-992-1801

*Discounts apply to seniors over 65, active military with ID and groups of 20+.

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Trip Highlights

  • Family Fun: Our Deception Pass tours are perfect for families, and travelers who want to get out sea kayaking but don’t have a lot of time, or feel that they aren’t ready to take a longer trip.
  • 1.5 hour trips all day long. Multiple daily departures ensure that these kayak tours will fit easily into your schedule. The shorter timeframe means that virtually anyone can enjoy time on the water.
  • Affordable rates. We know how expensive traveling with a family can be. This is a great trip that fits into everyone’s travel budget. Trip prices start at just $35 for children and discounts, and $39 for adults.
  • Early Bird Special: on our 9:00 a.m. trip all seats are just $35!! By far the most affordable sea kayaking adventure anywhere.
  • All Equipment Provided: Price includes all of your top quality sea kayaking gear, and a professional guide to look after all the details so that you don’t have to.
  • Small group sizes
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Wonderful wildlife viewing. The Deception Pass area is a unique area; wildlife are drawn to this place to feed on the abundant marine life. Seals, porpoise, and Bald eagles are common here, as are a variety of sea birds, and occasionally Orca whales!
  • Walk ups welcome! We always recommend advance reservations for these popular trips, but if you’re in the area then come on down!
  • Washington State Parks require a Discover Pass for parking at Bowman Bay. You can purchase a day pass for $10 cash in Bowman Bay on the day of your trip; or you can purchase an annual pass for $30.

Deception Pass is the most visited state park in Washington for good reason. Miles of scenic shoreline, quiet trails through groves of ancient trees, and abundant wildlife makes Deception Pass State Park a rewarding destination for people of all ages and interests.

Anacortes Kayak Tours has been working in partnership with Deception Pass State Park creating memories for thousands of families over the last five years by offering the most family-friendly kayak trip in the San Juan Islands.

On the north side of Deception Pass, 0.5 miles north of the famous bridge, is a quiet and protected area known as Bowman Bay. Your kayak tours depart from the lovely beach here, gliding out under the silent majesty of old growth Fir, Cedar, and Hemlock trees.

Although the waters underneath the Deception Pass Bridge draw millions of visitors who come to watch the turbulent currents, it is the much calmer water just outside of the Deception Pass narrows that attracts sea kayakers and wildlife viewing enthusiasts from around the world.

Our family friendly sea kayaking trips take advantage of this quiet water as we explore the water’s edge in search of seals, porpoise, sea stars, and an amazing diversity of sea life.

Having been awarded the marine activities concession by Washington State Parks and Recreation, we are the exclusive sea kayaking tour outfitter in Deception Pass State Park. Read more about Deception Pass State Park and its history.

Come join us for the unique experience of sea kayaking in Deception Pass, Washington State’s most popular park!

What you need to know to get ready for your family kayak trip!

Thank you for your hard work in keeping these wonderful natural areas pristine and intact while at the same time sharing your knowledge and passion for the environment with others. That’s the key to conservation in my book.

Melinda Y. Ching
Senior Attorney—Asia Pacific/Hawaii
The Nature Conservancy

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