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Kayak Camp to Camp

3-Day/2-Night Tour - $749 per person

All
INCLUSIVE
$749
  • Rustic Outer Island Camping
  • Transportation To & From Launch Site
  • All Kayaking Gear - Including Dry Bags
  • Gourmet Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • Happy Hour Featuring Local Beer/Wine
  • Whale Watch Tour Before Or After Trip
  • Kayaking Instruction And Guiding
  • Alcoholic Beverages Not Included
  • Sleeping Bag (Rentals Available)

Every Tuesday-Thursday from April-October
Custom tour dates available upon request.

 

We have not finalized next year's trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

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What's Included

We provide all campsites and camping gear, high quality sea kayaking gear, and transportation between our Friday Harbor shop and launch site(s). Your naturalist kayak guides will prepare locally sourced breakfasts, picnic lunches, and campsite dinners. For in-between meals we offer snacks and beverages. A regional wine is included after the day's activity. You will need to bring personal clothing and toiletries, a willingness to learn and a sense of adventure. Our 4, 5, and 6 day tours allow one night for you to explore town on your own. This evening's dinner is not included in the cost of the trip.

Camp to Camp Tour Highlights

Included: Pacific Northwest Camping Experience
Included: Fantastic Meals (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Snacks)
Included: High Quality Sea Kayaks and Gear
Included: Whale Watching Wildlife Cruise aboard the Odyssey
Amazing Wildlife
Pristine Island Scenery
Unforgettable Memories
Small Group Sizes

Why Go with Crystal Seas?

EXPERIENCE THE ISLANDS LIKE A LOCAL

Step into the shoes—or the boat—of a local. Your guides, all based in the San Juans, thrive on sharing favorite off-the-map places. Paddle pristine shorelines. Explore isolated pocket beaches. Learn about tides and currents. Savor locally sourced foods. Camp beneath the stars. At trip’s end, take home once-in-a-lifetime memories and a local’s love for the islands.

SPECTACULAR CAMPSITES

The San Juan Island’s are known for spectacular saltwater, island, and distant mountain views. On your kayak adventure, remote campsites in Washington State Parks offer the best of these. Linger over coffee or a glass of wine. Sit beside a seaside campfire. Stroll the beach for new viewpoints. It’s postcard-perfect, so have your camera ready.

GOURMET MEALS

Using locally sourced, organic ingredients, meals are handcrafted with your dietary preferences and requirements guiding the way. Kayak adventures are active, and we know you need quality, hearty, delicious food to fuel your experience. In addition to fully, happy bellies, we’ve got your thirst quenched too. Juice, beer, wine, and, elixir of life, coffee, are all included.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDES

A guide can make all the difference between a “good” trip and an unforgettably fabulous one. Our guides are top of class. Each one is selected for their unsurpassed knowledge and skill, positive leadership, friendliness and fun attitude, and for love for their work. Paddle into your adventure confidently; you’re in the best of hands.

SMALL GROUPS

Groups of 4 or more can request a private trip at no additional charge. Groups of two or three guests can buy one extra ticket to go private. We keep it small—just 8 guests with 2 guides. Not only are small groups safer, but they invite natural camaraderie. They also offer more flexibility. Are you a birder? An avid photographer? Looking to push your kayaking limits? With small groups, we can adjust the plan for your interests. Parties of four can go as private trips; parties of two or three will need to purchase one additional fare to keep it private.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Before paddling toward the horizon, you’ll begin your sea kayak tour with a safety and kayak lesson. Your guide will familiarize you with your equipment and sea kayak safety gear. You’ll also learn paddling technique, how to load and unload your sea kayak, and other skills that will prepare you to for your kayak expedition.

TIMES & DISTANCES

On most days of your kayak tour in the San Juan Islands, you’ll paddle 8 to 10 miles. Expect to spend about 4 to 5 hours on the water. Along the way, you’ll make stops at public-landing beaches for meals and snacks, to stretch your legs or take a rest, and soak in the views.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Kayak along the West side of San Juan Island to Stuart Island with a lunch stop on Posey Island

Today we will paddle along the west side of San Juan Island heading north. Tide and wind conditions we will determine our route either around the west side of Henry Island or through Mosquito Pass to Posey Island, where we will break for lunch. After lunch we cross Spieden Channel, taking a short break to admiring the exotic mammals that call Speiden Island home.  Finally heading over to Stuart Island, our home for the night.  Arriving at our campsite late in the afternoon we will spend some time setting up camp and relaxing while getting to know your fellow kayakers.

Day 2 - Kayak From Stuart To Jones Island

Go for an early morning walk in the woods of Stuart Island on one of the many trails, before packing up camp and kayaking to Jones Island. Jones is well known in the boating and kayaking community for its quiet harbors and friendly deer. Tonight, pick your favorite vista to watch the sun as it melts below the horizon. 

Day 3 - Kayak from Jones Island to Shaw Island & back to Friday Harbor

Today we cross San Juan Channel to Shaw Island and then continuing across to the shores of San Juan Island. We will stop for lunch on Turn Island before ending the kayak expedition on San Juan Island, returning to Friday Harbor by mid-afternoon.

Our Gourmet Meals Are

At Crystal Seas, we pride ourselves on the quality, heartiness, and delicious flavors of our hand-crafted meals. Your tour includes lunch on the first day to lunch on the last, and all meals in between.

Fresh

Delicious breakfasts served at your remote campsite. Picnic lunches are prepared daily by your guides.

Local

We support our local community and source many of our ingredients from farmers and providers right here in the San Juan Islands.

Organic

Eco friendly, sustainable, and GMO/pesticide free. A way of life for many islanders.

Personalized

Please inform us of your dietary preferences so we can prepare your custom meals. We can accommodate all eating preferences and allergies

Sample Menu

Breakfast sandwich with egg, bacon, cream cheese, avocado, tomato, and spinach.
Fresh bakery San Juan baguette with house-made pesto, peppered turkey, sliced tomato, garden lettuce, and fresh mozzarella.
Wild and sustainably caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with a fresh garden salad and grilled asparagus served with a Washington wine.

*This is a small sampling of our many meals. Exact meals may vary based on dietary restrictions, allergies, food and beverage availability, trip duration and guide choices.

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Daily tour summary

3-Day/2-Night Camp to Camp Tour - $749 per person
  Activity Mileage Lodging
Day 1 Kayak along the West side of San Juan Island to Stuart Island with a lunch stop on Posey Island 8 miles Stuart Island - Camping
Day 2 Kayak From Stuart To Jones Island 8 miles Jones Island - Camping
Day 3 Kayak from Jones Island to Shaw Island & back to Friday Harbor 8 miles Lodging Not Required

Would you like two beds? Please read this...

Looking for a tour that has more biking and less kayaking? Please visit our sister company TerraTrek

Wildlife You Might See

Eagle

Sea Lions

Orcas Whales

Oyster Catchers

Fox

Harbor Seals

Dalls Porpoise

Salmon

Pigeon Guillemonts

Rhinoceros Auklet

Belted Kingfisher

Peregrine Falcon

Great Blue Heron

Blue Bird

Egg-Yoke Jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica)

Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)

Nudibranch

Comb Jellyfish

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kayak Camping Trips

Kayak "Camp to Camp"

3-Day/2-Night Tour

All
INCLUSIVE
$749
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Biking & Kayak Gear
  • Breakfasts
  • Picnic Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Alcoholic Beverages Not Included

Every Tuesday-Thursday from April-October
Custom tour dates available upon request.

 

We have not finalized next year's trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

  Go Back
What's Included

We provide all campsites and camping gear, high quality sea kayaking gear, and transportation between our Friday Harbor shop and launch site(s). Your naturalist kayak guides will prepare locally sourced breakfasts, picnic lunches, and campsite dinners. For in-between meals we offer snacks and beverages. A regional wine is included after the day's activity. You will need to bring personal clothing and toiletries, a willingness to learn and a sense of adventure. Our 4, 5, and 6 day tours allow one night for you to explore town on your own. This evening's dinner is not included in the cost of the trip.

Even More Relaxed cancellation and refund policy

14 or more days before the trip date, full refund of all payments less a $30 per person cancellation fee. 0-13 days before the trip date, guests will be charged 100% of the entire trip cost and no refunds will be made. All cancellations must be in writing and charged amount is determined upon the date of receipt.

Deposit policy

We ask for a 50% deposit when you make your reservation for a trip that is more than 60 days in the future. If the trip is 60 days or less in the future, then full payment upon making your reservation is required.