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Family Kayak & Bike Camp to Camp

4-Day/3-Night Tour - $1099 per person

All
INCLUSIVE
$1099
  • Beautiful Island Camping
  • Transportation To & From Launch Site
  • Kayaking Instruction & Expert Guiding
  • All Kayaking Gear - Including Dry Bags
  • Top Notch Cannondale Bikes & Helmets
  • Gourmet Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • Happy Hour Featuring Local Beer/Wine
  • Whale Watch Tour Included
  • Crystal Seas/Terratrek Sport Water Bottle
  • Alcoholic Beverages Not Included

Every Monday-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 biking gear ( hybrid bike and helmet ), and sea kayaking gear ( kayak, personal floatation device, and sprayskirt ), and transportation between our Friday Harbor shop and launch site(s). We provide Hybrid Bicycles for no charge; Guests can upgrade to a tandem, road bike, or electric bike for a fee. 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.

Family Focused Kayak & Bike Camp to Camp Tour Highlights

Included: Pacific Northwest Camping Experience
Included: Fantastic Meals (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Snacks)
Included: Comfortable Hybrid Cannondale Touring Bicycles (road bikes & electric bikes also available)
Amazing Views and Wildlife
Small Group Sizes
Amazing Views and Wildlife
Beautiful Country Cycling Routes
Fully Van Supported

Why Go with Crystal Seas?

Our excellent knowledgeable and friendly nature/multi-sport guides.

We strongly believe that an outstanding guide can make the difference between a good trip and a fabulous trip, therefore we place a lot of emphasis on using the best guides available. We pride ourselves on our choice of guides. We choose guides who are people persons, friendly, knowledgeable, have a great attitude, are excellent leaders, great teachers and who love what they do.

TIMES AND DISTANCES

We paddle an average of 8-10 miles during each day which amounts to about 4 to 5 hours on the water. We shuttle you from Friday Harbor at 10 AM on the first day of your trip to our launch site and finish no later than 4:00 PM on your last day. We are glad to accommodate any needs which require variation from our normal schedule including any dietary needs or alterations in return times.

We bicycle an average of 15-25 miles each day with help from a support van to give you a lift if you need one. Our routes run along the low-traffic country roads, allowing time to stop and check out the amazing views or visit a local art studio along the way.

GOURMET MEALS

Starting with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on your last day we provide all meals in between. We feel that what you eat can be a major factor in the quality of your expedition and therefore we proute ourselves on the quality and heartiness of our well prepared meals. Prior to your trip we send out food questionnaires and customize all of our meals to the various dietary requirements of our guests.

At least two guides on all of our multi-day kayaking & bicycling expeditions groups of 6 or more

One of our guides will make your trip with us great, but two will make it even better. We have at least two guides on all of our multi-day expeditions groups of 6 or more. This makes our trips safer, more intimate and allows our guides to offer our guests more, such as an evening paddle or hike, additional paddling skill development and more local folklore.

SMALL PERSONAL 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.

A great trip involves many factors. One of these is the group size. A smaller group is safer on and off the water, allows for more interactions between the guides and guest and gives our guests a chance to know each other. Furthermore, we can also adjust and modify the trip to the individual desires and interests of the group, allowing our guests to participate in various activities ranging from birding to advanced kayaking to custom bicycle routes for more mileage to photography.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED*

We begin each of our tours with a thorough safety/kayak lesson to familiarize you with your equipment so that you are adequately prepared for your adventure. This lesson includes paddling technique, sea kayaking safety, loading and unloading of your sea kayak, becoming familiar with our safety gear and other helpful and necessary preparation for our expedition. *Previous knowledge of bicycling is a must.

Camping at it's finest

We know that after a day of bicycling you are ready to take a warm shower. Because of this, we stay at handpicked campsites whether it's lakeside at Moran State Park on Orcas or Lakedale on San Juan Island. Our sites give you that "camping in the great outdoors" experience that you are looking for.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Circumnavigate Henry Island

Today's activity departs from the west side of San Juan Island, we will kayak north toward Henry Island in search of wildlife. We follow the outer coastline which is orca whale territory. Along the way we will see a huge bald eagles nest, harbor seals lounging on the rocks and cormorants nesting in the cliffs. This afternoon we will take a break for lunch on Posey Island or one of the other remote pocket beaches. We paddle back through Mosquito Pass; a sheltered waterway for kayakers, and then on into Mitchell Bay. If time allows we can head into Westcott Bay and take a look at the Westcott Bay Shellfish farm from the water. 

Day 2 - Kayak West Side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise

Choose your own adventure today! We will either shuttle you to the beautiful western side of San Juan Island for a day of sea kayaking or you may choose to go on a whale watch wildlife cruise aboard the Odyssey. The day of kayaking includes a kayak safety lesson before you begin paddling, making sure everyone in comfortable and ready for your adventure. As we journey down the coast, we'll keep a lookout for marine mammals surfacing above the water as we are in orca whale territory. Today's route has a few different beach options for lunch, allowing us to accommodate everyone in the group. About halfway through the trip, we stop for lunch along a beach where you can search for creatures in the tide pools, look for sea glass among the pebbles or simply soak in the scenery. After lunch we will head back out on the water in search of orcas and eagles.

If you choose the whale watch boat, you will spend the afternoon cruising the San Juan Islands aboard a comfortable classic motor yacht. You can sit back and relax in comfort while the personable on-board naturalists share their depth of knowledge of the local whales and wildlife. This is a great option for everyone, endless sights to see and the naturalist love entertaining you with their stories. 

Day 3 - Cycle Orcas Island Loop

Today's ride starts in Deer Harbor, a small marina with views of the Wasp Islands. On Orcas Island we will cycle along the shore of West Sound to the wildflower lined country roads of Crow Valley which sits at the base of Turtleback Mountain. Along the way we’ll check out Orcas Island Pottery where you can find beautiful and unique pottery handcrafted by local artists. We will refuel on snacks while enjoying the views over Presidents Channel. Either jump in the van or ride over Enchanted Forest Road into Eastsound. Your guide will prepare a picnic lunch while you explore Eastsound (a small village on Orcas Island). From here we cycle into an old growth forest to Moran State Park. Here we have options. You can swim in crisp mountain lakes, cycle the 5.5 mile climb to the summit of Mount Constitution, walk to beautiful Cascade Falls or call it a day and climb in the van for a ride to the top. This area offers spectacular views of Mount Baker to the east and the San Juan Archipelago in all directions.

Day 4 - Kayak the Wasp Islands

This route is perfect for all paddling abilities. The protected waters of the Wasp Islands provide the ideal environment for meandering through the all the small islands. As we paddle along the shoreline, you might see bald eagles perched in old Douglas fir trees or witness a great blue heron wading in a shallow bay searching for its lunch. This is harbor porpoise territory so stay on the lookout for marine mammals! Stop for lunch at one of the island and relax while your guide prepares a delicious and nutritious lunch. 

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

4-Day/3-Night Camp to Camp Tour - $1099 per person
  Activity Mileage Lodging
Day 1 Circumnavigate Henry Island 8 miles
Day 2 Kayak West Side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise 7-9 miles
Day 3 Cycle Orcas Island Loop 22.7 miles
Day 4 Kayak the Wasp Islands 4-6 miles

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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

Kayak & Bike "Camp to Camp"

4-Day/3-Night Tour

All
INCLUSIVE
$1099
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Biking & Kayak Gear
  • Breakfasts
  • Picnic Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Alcoholic Beverages Not Included

Every Monday-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 biking gear ( hybrid bike and helmet ), and sea kayaking gear ( kayak, personal floatation device, and sprayskirt ), and transportation between our Friday Harbor shop and launch site(s). We provide Hybrid Bicycles for no charge; Guests can upgrade to a tandem, road bike, or electric bike for a fee. 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.