Crystal Seas Kayaking
Voted 'Best Tour Company on the West Coast' by Sea Kayaker Magazine for 2014, Crystal Seas offers premier kayaking adventures along the west-side of San Juan Island from late April to early October. Join us for our 20th season on a three-hour, sunset, full-day or multi-day kayak tour to experience the thrill of a lifetime! Crystal Seas specializes in small groups and custom/family tours. We offer free transportation from downtown Friday Harbor to our launch site and provide all of the gear you will need. Singles, couples, families, and groups are welcome.
Our naturalist kayak guide will give you a kayak technique, safety and wildlife lesson at our kayak dock 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 in search of orca whales, minke whales, harbor seals, sea lions, bald eagles, great blue heron, and much more. The west side of San Juan Island is one of the few places in the world where kayakers have the opportunity to see orcas in their natural habitat because it is a salmon migration route and a feeding area for the resident J, K and L orca pods that reside here from May through September. Enjoy picturesque views of the snowcapped Olympic Peninsula, Vancouver Island, Canadian Gulf Islands, the Canadian Rocky Mountains as well as the San Juan Archipelago.
Family owned and operated by residents of San Juan Island, the Crystal Seas team feels it is important to hire and buy local when possible, and support our local 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.