Crystal Seas Kayaking
Voted 'Best Tour Company on the West Coast' by Sea Kayaker Magazine, Crystal Seas offers premier kayaking adventures along the west-side of San Juan Island from late April to early October. Join us for our 26th season on a three-hour, sunset, or full-day tour. Crystal Seas also offers 2-6 day kayak-camping tours and 2-6 day kayak-bicycle tours that include food and accommodations! We specialize in small groups and can facilitate custom, private or family tours. We offer free transportation from our T-Shirt Shop in downtown Friday Harbor to our launch site and provide all of the gear you will need.
Our Naturalist Kayak Guides are there to make sure you stay safe, have a great time, see as much wildlife as you can, and teach you about the area and wildlife. They will give you a short lesson at our private kayak docks (which makes for easy entering and exiting the kayak and also serves to keep you dry). Our route will lead you along spectacular rocky coastlines, past pebble stone beaches, and bays where we may encounter whales, harbor seals, sea lions, bald eagles, great blue heron, and much more. Enjoy picturesque views of the snowcapped Olympic Peninsula, Vancouver Island, Canadian Gulf Islands, the Canadian Rocky Mountains as well as the San Juan Archipelago. These tours are fun for families, couples, singles, and groups.
Family owned and operated by second-generation residents of San Juan Island, the Crystal Seas team feels it is important to hire local and buy local when possible, and to support our community through a variety of ways; from donating a portion of our profits to local non profit groups and schools, to supporting local farms, and being involved with community projects that serve our environment and people.