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Kayak Inn to Inn

4-Day/3-Night Tour - $2280 per person

All
INCLUSIVE
$2280
  • Top Notch Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Kayaking Instruction & Gear
  • Expert Guiding
  • Hotel/Inn Breakfasts
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunches
  • Open Menu Restaurant Dinners
  • Happy Hour Local Beer/Wine
  • Alcoholic Beverages Not Included

Every Tuesday-Friday 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

Included in this tour are; accommodations at top rated island inns, high quality sea kayaking gear, and transportation via our support vans between accommodations, meeting points and activity departure points. Your naturalist kayak guides will prepare locally sourced picnic lunches. For dinners; enjoy ordering anything off the menu at top rated island restaurants**. Snacks and beverages are also provided upon request throughout the day. A regional wine or beer 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. **We do not cover the cost of alcoholic beverages with dinner.

Why Go with Crystal Seas?

The local experience

You’re not just another tourist when you travel with Crystal Seas. You get to experience island life through the eyes of a local, we are passionate about sharing these beautiful islands with you and letting you in on all our local secrets. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that are locally owned, and learn to love these islands as much as we do.

Top Notch Accommodations

Our Inn to Inn Kayak Tours include staying at the Friday Harbor House or Tucker House on San Juan Island and the Outlook Inn or Turtleback Farm Inn on Orcas Island. Each inn will cater to the most discerning guest as we choose only the best rooms available at these relaxing inns. Enjoy breakfast at your inn made by your innkeepers with ingredients from local farms. If your expectations are high then this tour will exceed them!

Best Islands restaurants

Our all inclusive trip involves eating at the most desired restaurants in the San Juan Islands. On all of our trips our guests are allowed to choose from the full menu and select anything and everything they want**. We select all the top quality restaurants, giving you the best dining experience the San Juan Islands have to offer.

**We do not cover the cost of alcoholic beverages with dinner.

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, 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 photography opportunties. For all these reasons and more we keep our regularly scheduled multi-day expedition group size to 8 guests or less.

Professional guides

We place a lot of emphasis on providing the best guides available, we strongly believe that an outstanding professional guide can make the difference between a good trip and a fabulous trip. We choose guides who are friendly, knowledgeable, have great attitudes, are excellent leaders, great teachers and who love what they do.

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, therefore we pride ourselves on the quality of our meals. Prior to your trip we send out food questionnaires and customize all of our meals to the various dietary requirements of our guests. We support many island farms and local producers to provide you with fresh, organic and regional food options. You will be impressed by the daily gourmet breakfasts at your inn, the heartiness of our well prepared lunches and the restaurants that we have chosen for your nightly dinner.

*Our 4, 5 and 6 day tours allow one night for the guests to explore town on their own. This evening's dinner is not included in the cost of the trip.

Tailored to your skill level

We begin each of our tours with a thorough safety and 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, becoming familiar with our safety gear and other helpful and necessary preparation for our expedition.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - 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 along the evergreen cloaked coastline. 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.

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. Afterwards, your guide will shuttle you back to your accommodations.

Day 2 - Kayak the north shore of Orcas Island

This morning we will launch from North Beach and paddle along the northern shoreline of Orcas. If the weather is right, we can paddle north to Sucia Island; a state marine park known for its emerald waters and sandstone formations. Otherwise, we will kayak to Point Doughty, a 57 acre preserve.  Along the way, you might see bald eagles perched in old Douglas fir trees or a great blue heron wading in a shallow bay searching for its lunch.  Afterwards, we will take you to your comfortable room at one of Orcas Island's top inns. This evening we will enjoy dinner with a view at one of the best restaurants on Orcas Island.

Day 3 - Kayak the Wasp Islands

This route is simply breathtaking. It winds along a group of very small islands called the Wasp 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! Your guides will make you an amazing picnic lunch along the way.

Day 4 - Kayak Lopez Island coastline

For the last day of your kayak tour, we will take the ferry to scenic Lopez Island. On our kayak trip today, we will explore the calm shores of Lopez Island. Keep an eye out for an array of marine mammals and plentiful water fowl such as the tufted puffin at Iceberg Point.  You can enjoy expansive views of the Olympic Penninsula and Cattle Point as we paddle past a large bald eagle's nest.  You may even get lucky like one of our previous tours did and experience a rare octopus sighting near MacKay Harbor. Your guide will prepare the final picnic lunch while  you comb the pebble stone beach. 

Our Gourmet Meals Are

Fresh

Delicious breakfasts served at your inn. Picnic lunches are prepared daily by your guides. Dinners are hosted at one of the island's top resturaunts.

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
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Daily tour summary

4-Day/3-Night Inn to Inn Tour - $2280 per person
  Activity Mileage Lodging
Day 1 Kayak West Side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise 7-9 miles Friday Harbor House or Tucker House
Day 2 Kayak the north shore of Orcas Island 4-6 miles Friday Harbor House or Tucker House
Day 3 Kayak the Wasp Islands 4-6 miles Turtleback Farm Inn
Day 4 Kayak Lopez Island coastline 4-5 miles

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

Kayak "Inn to Inn"

4-Day/3-Night Tour

All
INCLUSIVE
$2280
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Biking & Kayak Gear
  • Breakfasts
  • Picnic Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Alcoholic Beverages Not Included

Every Tuesday-Friday 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

Included in this tour are; accommodations at top rated island inns, high quality sea kayaking gear, and transportation via our support vans between accommodations, meeting points and activity departure points. Your naturalist kayak guides will prepare locally sourced picnic lunches. For dinners; enjoy ordering anything off the menu at top rated island restaurants**. Snacks and beverages are also provided upon request throughout the day. A regional wine or beer 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. **We do not cover the cost of alcoholic beverages with dinner.

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.