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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
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+1 877-732-7877
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kayak Tours, Sea Kayaking Trips & Multi-Sport Vacations

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Kayaking the San Juan Islands

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
davecarvalho69
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was a great tour organized for us by Crystal Seas...alternating days of kayaking, bicycling, hiking with whale watching thrown in-between. Using different muscles each day made it more pleasant for us. Our guide Maya was very experienced and knowledgeable about each activity, quickly evaluating our skills and conditioning, and making minor adjustments to the routes to make a more... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a 4 day/3 night Crystal Seas Kayaking tour. We spent a full day of kayaking and a full day of biking on San Juan Island and then another two days kayaking and biking on Orcas. Our guide, Hannah, tailored each day to our interests and abilities. During our biking days,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

There are several types of tires. We took the 3 hr tour being neophytes. No worries. Our guide Cory made certain we had some skills and kept us safe. The scenery was beautiful. I think in retrospect, the day tour would have been better. You go further and spend time on the beach. We had great weather but idk if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great guide and the kayaks were very good quality and easy to use. Went kayaking on a beautiful location and even though there wasn't much of a sunset from clouds it was still very beautiful. The staff made it an easy and fun trip!

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Sandy, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well organized tour with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. The kayaks and equipment were first rate and we stayed dry the entire time. Highly recommend!

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