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Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours

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40 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Great time kayaking

We had a great guide, Tim, who knew exactly what were were up for. We tried to catch a wave from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sonja C
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Great bike/kayaking tour

We recently went (June 4-8, 2018) on a 4 day bike/kayaking trip with Terra Trek (aka Crystal Seas... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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40 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great guide, Tim, who knew exactly what were were up for. We tried to catch a wave from a cargo ship and he was very knowledgable about the flora and fauna in the area. Caleb was great guy as well. Thanks so...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently went (June 4-8, 2018) on a 4 day bike/kayaking trip with Terra Trek (aka Crystal Seas) on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Islands. The itinerary was perfect and the chosen inns and restaurants were exceptional. We actually had one of the best meals...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and had a great time kayaking with Timmy and Rob! They were very knowledgeable, pleasant, and funny. We were a small group of three which made for a very informal conversational trip, and the guides let us mostly set our own pace and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My travel companion were lucky enough to have a three hour kayak tour with just the two of us and our guide William. He was simply extraordinary in his knowledge of the wildlife. history and landmarks that we were able to see. He took ample...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had some questions about kayaking on San Juan island and stumbled across their site. The reservation specialist was more than helpful and went well beyond and above to answer questions from me. If this interaction indicates the quality of their employees this is...More

Thank JP H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This outing would have been great on its own, but our guide is what made it truly memorable. Brooke was amazing with our 9 yr old daughter who was nervous to be going out on the water in a kayak. Our daughter was instantly at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a memorable and beautiful experience. Our guides were funny, caring, thoughtful and knowledgeable about the history of San Juan’s. They also shared unique stories about the area we traveled along the coast. A seal popped up next to our kayak and we saw two...More

Thank Ashley V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the 4 day biking/hiking in the San Juan Islands. Our guides were wonderful, (hi brooke and mariah!), the food was great, and the scenery outstanding! We did have a small issue with our hotel (it was under construction), but the wonderful people at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tim was great. My daughter and I had a great day out on the water with Tim. The activity and interactions were all positive for us - enjoyed the geology, geography, botanical, aquatic and zoology lessons along the way.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on the 3 hour kayaking tour twice and both times we had such a lovely time! It was so peaceful and beautiful. Our guides had eagle eyes and were great about pointing out the wildlife and wonders among the rocks. Our 10...More

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Leticia B
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Johannes_CrystalSeas | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. We offer many different types of tours ranging from 3 hours to 6 days... we also have camping or inn to inn trips... kayaking and/or biking.... Each of our tours have different rates. You can... More
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4acadia
February 8, 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
February 1, 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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