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Kayak Nisqually

PO Box 3060
Lacey WA , 98503
USA
samkaviar@gmail.com
www.kayaknisqually.com

Great time on the water

Sam does a great job of making you feel safe and comfortable before you leave the land. He is kind and well informed. I learned a lot about the area that I didn't know even though I have lived here for 13 years. I highly recommend him.

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Highly Recommended

Chris was an excellent guide on our kayak trip. As a first-time kayaker, I was a little nervous at first but soon relaxed after listening to his instructions. We paddled at a comfortable pace & took several paddling breaks along with a lunch break. Chris shared a lot of information about local nature that made it more interesting (as well as fun). I really enjoyed the trip, in fact it was the highlight of my vacation.

Knowledgeable guide; wildlife galore

My wife and I went on the sunset tour and had a ball! The Nisqually area was teeming with wildlife...sea lion mothers with their babies, harbor seas and their young, birds and more. Sam was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and had many great stories to tell. He was very safety conscious and helped guide us about the water conditions and how to respectfully interact with the nature we encountered. We had a blast and will definitely be back for more. I highly recommend taking a guided tour.

Review from Facebook #1

Loved our Sunset and Bioluminescence Tour tour with Sam! Sam was a fountain of wonderful knowledge from safety and kayaking helpful tips to history of the area and much more! Magical experience highly recommended!

Review from Facebook #1

Loved our Sunset and Bioluminescence Tour tour with Sam! Sam was a fountain of wonderful knowledge from safety and kayaking helpful tips to history of the area and much more! Magical experience highly recommended!

Review from Facebook #2

We had an amazing time on the sunset and bioluminescence kayak trip last night. Nature is truly amazing! As we paddled, a bright glow of light followed in the water. It was like stirring up a fire via the bioluminescent plankton. The night sky was colorful and later the stars were abound. It was awe inspiring and so cool! It was hard to capture on my cell camera, but it was magical. Thanks to our knowledgable and skilled guides Sam and Brant!

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We had an amazing time on the sunset and bioluminescence kayak trip last night. Nature is truly amazing! As we paddled, a bright glow of light followed in the water. It was like stirring up a fire via the bioluminescent plankton. The night sky was colorful and later the stars were abound. It was awe inspiring and so cool! It was hard to capture on my cell camera, but it was magical. Thanks to our knowledgable and skilled guides Sam and Brant!

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Sam is a wonderful guide and shared his wealth of knowledge as we paddled. I would recommend kayaking with him again!!

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Sam is a wonderful guide and shared his wealth of knowledge as we paddled. I would recommend kayaking with him again!!

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Awesome experience with Sam! He is an excellent guide and naturalist! Would tour with him again in a minute.

Review from Facebook #4

Awesome experience with Sam! He is an excellent guide and naturalist! Would tour with him again in a minute.

Review from Facebook #5

Enjoyed a wonderful sunset paddle tour of the biolumines. An amazing sunset and reflected on the still waters. Sam was our guide, he provided great instruction, setting us up for success before we were on the water. He had unending knowledge of the ecosystem we were exploring and the coloful history of the people that had settled the area. We all had a great time and the amazing lights of the biolumes were a sight beyond words to enjoy.

Review from Facebook #5

Enjoyed a wonderful sunset paddle tour of the biolumines. An amazing sunset and reflected on the still waters. Sam was our guide, he provided great instruction, setting us up for success before we were on the water. He had unending knowledge of the ecosystem we were exploring and the coloful history of the people that had settled the area. We all had a great time and the amazing lights of the biolumes were a sight beyond words to enjoy.

Review from Facebook #6

As our fantastic tour guide explained, the conditions need to be just right to get the best experience after dark. So, days for the tours are limited and fill up fast. I was so excited when one of them fell on my birthday, and it was a truly amazing way to celebrate!

Review from Facebook #6

As our fantastic tour guide explained, the conditions need to be just right to get the best experience after dark. So, days for the tours are limited and fill up fast. I was so excited when one of them fell on my birthday, and it was a truly amazing way to celebrate!

Sunset kayak tour

Sam was an awesome guide on the sunset trip. He offered tons of advice for kayaking and was so knowledgeable on so many topics relating to the Puget Sound wildlife and history! The weather and water were perfect. Our tour was very tailored and accommodating to our surroundings. He gave us the lowdown on seals and jellyfish which we encountered several of. A very personalized tour where there was not a single dull moment in the 3 hours. We would do it again in a heartbeat! 10/10 would recommend.

Review from Facebook #7

This was so much fun! The day couldn't get any better. Sam is knowledgeable, fun and safety conscious. I would definitely recommend this company. I had a wonderful day and look forward to doing this again.

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This was so much fun! The day couldn't get any better. Sam is knowledgeable, fun and safety conscious. I would definitely recommend this company. I had a wonderful day and look forward to doing this again.

Review from Facebook #8

The best. You can't go wrong with Sam Kaviar and Kayak Nisqually.

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The best. You can't go wrong with Sam Kaviar and Kayak Nisqually.

Review from Facebook #9

Had a great trip and our guide was fun and knowledgable!

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Had a great trip and our guide was fun and knowledgable!

Review from Facebook #10

Did the night adventure. Sam did an excellent job and I would recommend this to any novice and veteran kayakers alike.

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Did the night adventure. Sam did an excellent job and I would recommend this to any novice and veteran kayakers alike.

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I LOVED THIS. My family and I signed up for the sunset bioluminescence tour. Sam was so helpful and knowledgeable. This was my first sea kayaking experience and I was excited, but a bit nervous. That is until Sam gave us the rundown on gear and equipment. The waters were calm and the stars were amazing. The bioluminescence looked like pixie dust in the water! It was so cool to see and I felt like I could stay out there all night. I highly recommend!

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I LOVED THIS. My family and I signed up for the sunset bioluminescence tour. Sam was so helpful and knowledgeable. This was my first sea kayaking experience and I was excited, but a bit nervous. That is until Sam gave us the rundown on gear and equipment. The waters were calm and the stars were amazing. The bioluminescence looked like pixie dust in the water! It was so cool to see and I felt like I could stay out there all night. I highly recommend!

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My sisters, a friend and I did the bioluminescent tour last night and it was so much fun! Sam is a great guide and knowledgeable on the local history and the wildlife and makes you feel at ease even if it's your first kayak outing. The beauty on the water at night is breathtaking and it really does feel magical when you see the biolumiescent plankton. Definitely planning a day trip next!

Review from Facebook #14

My sisters, a friend and I did the bioluminescent tour last night and it was so much fun! Sam is a great guide and knowledgeable on the local history and the wildlife and makes you feel at ease even if it's your first kayak outing. The beauty on the water at night is breathtaking and it really does feel magical when you see the biolumiescent plankton. Definitely planning a day trip next!

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.

Review from Facebook #15

We had a great time on the night kayak trip. BEAUTIFUL scenery.

Review from Facebook #15

We had a great time on the night kayak trip. BEAUTIFUL scenery.

Review from Facebook #16

We did the bioluminescent tour and we had a blast! It was magical! Samuel is a very passionate tour guide with lots of knowledge about the reserve and the area. Highly recommended!

Review from Facebook #16

We did the bioluminescent tour and we had a blast! It was magical! Samuel is a very passionate tour guide with lots of knowledge about the reserve and the area. Highly recommended!

Review from Facebook #17

Took the bioluminescence tour last night and it was amazing! It was a spontaneous trip for me and well worth the drive from Bremerton. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting and Sam was a great guide. I have already recommended it to all my friends and family!

Review from Facebook #17

Took the bioluminescence tour last night and it was amazing! It was a spontaneous trip for me and well worth the drive from Bremerton. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting and Sam was a great guide. I have already recommended it to all my friends and family!

Review from Facebook #18

I've wanted to kayak the Nisqually Reach area for quite some time. I decided to do the sunset tour knowing that the views of the Olympic mountains are incredible. Sam is a super guide and customized the tour for our group's interests. He had tons of knowledge and fun facts about the history of the area and land and sea creatures. The bioluminescent plankton were the frosting on the cake. Photos and videos don't do it justice; you have to see it for yourself!

Review from Facebook #18

I've wanted to kayak the Nisqually Reach area for quite some time. I decided to do the sunset tour knowing that the views of the Olympic mountains are incredible. Sam is a super guide and customized the tour for our group's interests. He had tons of knowledge and fun facts about the history of the area and land and sea creatures. The bioluminescent plankton were the frosting on the cake. Photos and videos don't do it justice; you have to see it for yourself!

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My granddaughter MJ and I greatly enjoyed Sam's Kayak biolumines paddle tour on the Nisqually Reach under a clear moonless night under the stars. My senses ran wild as I imagined creatures lurking under the cold dark waters below. After actually seeing a real three foot long Broadnose sevengill shark (sadly quite dead), we docked our pleasure craft, the adventure ending safely with only our feet getting wet.

Review from Facebook #21

My granddaughter MJ and I greatly enjoyed Sam's Kayak biolumines paddle tour on the Nisqually Reach under a clear moonless night under the stars. My senses ran wild as I imagined creatures lurking under the cold dark waters below. After actually seeing a real three foot long Broadnose sevengill shark (sadly quite dead), we docked our pleasure craft, the adventure ending safely with only our feet getting wet.

Review from Facebook #22

My 6 year old daughter and I had the most wonderful experience on the water with Sam. He was very informative, relaxed, fun, professional, and kept safety first! He was excellent with my 6 year old. We very much enjoyed the kayaking at sunset and the bioluminescent plankton!! The glow sticks on the boat were fun too. The stars at night on the water are heavenly!! We will definitely be coming back and highly recommend this company!!

Review from Facebook #22

My 6 year old daughter and I had the most wonderful experience on the water with Sam. He was very informative, relaxed, fun, professional, and kept safety first! He was excellent with my 6 year old. We very much enjoyed the kayaking at sunset and the bioluminescent plankton!! The glow sticks on the boat were fun too. The stars at night on the water are heavenly!! We will definitely be coming back and highly recommend this company!!

Review from Facebook #23

Sam was an informative, patient, flexible, safety conscious, communicative, and FUN guide! Our group, ranging in age from 5 - upper 40's, had a super fun time. We all learned things from Sam that we hadn't known before, despite kayaking with many other guides around the world. Sam is the real deal, a great person, and one we all recommend! Thanks, Sam, for making our summer office get together lots of fun!

Review from Facebook #24

The bioluminescence trip was amazing. It was a very astonishing trip, the location, the time, the length of the trip, and the company we had was perfect. Sam is a very good tour guide, very knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour.

Review from Facebook #23

Sam was an informative, patient, flexible, safety conscious, communicative, and FUN guide! Our group, ranging in age from 5 - upper 40's, had a super fun time. We all learned things from Sam that we hadn't known before, despite kayaking with many other guides around the world. Sam is the real deal, a great person, and one we all recommend! Thanks, Sam, for making our summer office get together lots of fun!

Review from Facebook #24

The bioluminescence trip was amazing. It was a very astonishing trip, the location, the time, the length of the trip, and the company we had was perfect. Sam is a very good tour guide, very knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour.

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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!

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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.

Educator

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!