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Crystal Seas Kayaking - Day Tours

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Address: 40 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
Phone Number:
+1 877-732-7877
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Premiere Active Vacations in the San Juan Islands Since 1993

Crystal Seas...

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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Visiting San Juan Islands, great day kayaking

Was my first time kayaking, I was a little nervous at the beginning, but our guide Fie let us know all we need to know about kayaking to feel secure. Then the experience was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bernardo M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was my first time kayaking, I was a little nervous at the beginning, but our guide Fie let us know all we need to know about kayaking to feel secure. Then the experience was amazing and incredible!

Thank Bernardo M
Speightstown, Barbados
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Krista was the perfect guide for our 3-hour three generation women's birthday celebration! Being the oldest, I was nervous about kayaking the "open seas" but Krista put me at ease immediately. We all enjoyed an exciting yet relaxing and well-narrated outdoor experience. Thank you Krista!

Thank Sooz E
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did two separate kayaking trips and they were both awesome. The guides are super knowledgeable about the area and make it really fun as well! We were lucky to see two pods of Orcas on our first full day trip and then a humpback on our second. Big shout out to this company, they did GREAT!

Thank Sarah C
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I enjoyed every minute. Beautiful day. Amazing scenery. Abundant and diverse ocean life. Max was very attentive, fun, knowledgeable and sweet. You're fortunate to have him represent your company! Wishing you all a safe and successful summer 2017!

Thank 684colleen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today I joined a couple from France living in San Francisco for a 3 hour tour. Carrie was our guide. The weather was typical of the San Juans but we were prepared. After a wonderful introduction on how to proceed and what ifs we venture out into the water. We had heard there were transient orcas in the area. Carrie... More 

Thank Julie W
Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Tim was a fantastic guide in all aspects of the word. His knowledge of kayaking, sea-life, history of the islands, and geographical points-of-interest were superb. He truly has a love for his job and you can sense his passion by just listening to him talk.

1 Thank davecarvalho69
Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Everything was terrific. We had five spectacular days of kayaking with Maya Hunger, an expert guide, in the pristine beauty and crystal clear waters of the San Juan Islands. Each day she prepared a tasty picnic lunch, slecting a gorgeous, peaceful spot on shore for our mid-day break. She is expert about the prevailing winds, water flows and currents around... More 

Thank wpenn
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

During a family vacation to Seattle/Vancouver we decided to Sea Kayak the San Juan Islands. Based on the reviews we chose Crystal Seas at Friday Harbor and were not disappointed! The staff was fantastic! Our guide Tim was wonderful. Very patient with a group of newbies making us all immediately at ease. In addition to great kayaking, Tim provided lots... More 

Thank stacey111067
Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Max and Tim were amazing guides. They were both friendly and knowledgeable, making the trip interesting despite the cold and rain.

1 Thank Connie L
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

By far the best kayaking trip I've been on. Corey was fantastic, he gave us a great instructional on how to kayak and took great care of us out on the water. Thanks for such a great operation - had a blast and if I am ever out your way again, hope to be back

Thank Jeff M

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