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Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours

#4 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor Features Animals
40 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 877-732-7877
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Fun for the whole family.

More than just kayaking, our guide took us on an amazing tour that included island history and sea... read more

Reviewed yesterday
425_TravelMom
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Seattle, Washington
Excellent 3-day Kayak Tour

Casey and Cassidy were incredibly in touch with our needs. Whether it was the food or giving us... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emily H
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Premiere Active Vacations in the San Juan Islands Since 1993 Crystal Seas Kayaking specializes in guided 3 hour, full day, sunset and multi-day kayaking and multi-sport trips in Washington's sunny San Juan Islands - mid March through mid October. The perfect adventure for singles, couples, groups, and families - no experience is necessary. We are locally owned and operated by second generation islanders on San Juan Island and proudly support local businesses, organizations, schools and small farms. Besides the incredible scenery and wildlife, our guides are a huge part of why you will love your trip. The majority of our staff are locals who majored in science or recreation and all of them have an infectious love and knowledge of the outdoors. They are all naturalists who are CPR and First Aid certified and many are also Wilderness First Responders.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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40 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Reviewed yesterday

More than just kayaking, our guide took us on an amazing tour that included island history and sea life exploration that truly connected us to the environment. With two younger kids we were delighted to find something we could all share.

Thank 425_TravelMom
Reviewed 2 days ago

Casey and Cassidy were incredibly in touch with our needs. Whether it was the food or giving us options for activities, they stayed patient and upbeat the entire trip. I definitely feel lucky we had two guides that knew so much about the SJ islands'...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great family experience. Our guide, Tim, was super fun and knowledgeable and made the experience so worthwhile. Will do the trip again during whale-watching season, as there was no hope of seeing whales during this trip.

Thank BondRock
Reviewed 5 days ago

From May 22-26, My wife and I were part of a group of 8 on the 4 night /5 day biking and kayaking trip run by Crystal Seas. Guides Albert and Sam were experienced, organized, professional and organized so that all the activities came off...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Terra Trek because of the flexibility and variety of tour options. 4 days 3 nights was the perfect length of stay for someone coming from the east. We never felt pressed for time, and had a nice day in Seattle as well. Honestly,...More

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guides Cassidy and Amile were very pleasant and informative. Cassidy being a local had a lot of insight to San Juan island. And Amile was very friendly as well

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tim was an absolute gem. He coached us and was just a blast to spend time with on the water. He not only knew the sport, but he knew the area and gave us the best dinner recommendation ever by telling us about Backdoor Kitchen....More

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a three-hour late afternoon tour. We really wanted to see orcas, which the company made very clear was not a guarantee. We didn't see whales but we did see starfish, bald eagles and sea lions! The guides were awesome at pointing out different...More

Thank lindsey2554
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a memorable 3 day trip to San Juan island which included biking, hiking, kayaking and whale watching along with great meals and up close encounters with deer and foxes. My husband and I had a private tour with a wonderful guide named Albert...More

Thank LJ3976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went on the sunset tour during Memorial day weekend and we had an amazing time. We got to see orcas swimming in the distance and an unforgettable sunset. Dalton was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable, helpful and fun. I...More

Thank victo c
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4acadia
Okay, so one more question ; ) There have been a couple about fitness level needed...I just want to make sure that my 12 year-old who has never kayaked and might be a bit scared, will be okay...? I'd love him to have the experience but he might need some direction. Assuming he can be in a kayak with his dad?
9 February 2017|
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Response from Johannes_CrystalSeas | Property representative |
No reason to be scared... your 12 year old should do just fine. We take out children as young as 5 on our family trips. We go out in tandem kayaks, so he can ride with his dad. We also like to keep our groups small so we can... More
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4acadia
One more question : ) Do you typically see whales during a kayak tour? Or is it better to do a whale watching tour too?
2 February 2017|
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Response from Johannes_CrystalSeas | Property representative |
I personally think if your focus is largely on whales, then taking a whale watch cruise in addition to the kayak tour is a great idea …if your tour does not end up seeing whales. Although our kayak tours go in the area where... More
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4acadia
Just curious about Crystal Seas Whale Watching tour. Considering the bundle, kayak and ww tours...I'm sure there are some reviews in here, but most seem to be for the kayaking and not sure how far I have to scroll : ) Is the whale watching tour with them also really good? Thanks!
31 January 2017|
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Response from Johannes_CrystalSeas | Property representative |
The whale watch boat cruises are with our sister company, San Juan Excursions, and are aboard the Odyssey. These are great trips for all ages aboard a very comfortable 65 foot boat. There are 2 naturalist guides and a... More
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