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Kayak & Bike Inn to Inn

5-Day/4-Night Tour - $2480 per person

All
INCLUSIVE
$2480
  • Top Notch Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • All Biking & Kayak Gear
  • Expert Guiding
  • Hotel/Inn Breakfasts
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunches
  • Open Menu Restaurant Dinners
  • Happy Hour Local Beer/Wine
  • Sport Water Bottle
  • Alcoholic Beverages Not Included

Every Monday-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 biking gear ( hybrid bike and helmet ), and sea kayaking gear ( kayak, personal floatation device, and sprayskirt ), and transportation via our support vans between accommodations, meeting points and activity departure points. 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 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.

Kayak & Bike Inn to Inn Tour Highlights

Included: Award Winning Accommodations
Included: Fantastic Meals (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Snacks)
Included: Comfortable Hybrid Cannondale Touring Bicycles (road bikes & electric bikes also available)
Included: Whale Watching Wildlife Cruise aboard the Odyssey
Small Group Sizes
Amazing Views and Wildlife
Beautiful Country Cycling Routes
Fully Van Supported

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 Island 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 four guests or more are run as a private trip. 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 custom bicycle routes, to photography oppertunties.

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.

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

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. We provide two guides on all of our multi-day expedition groups of 6 or more.

Tailored to your skill level

We begin each of our tours with a thorough safety/kayak/bicycle lesson to familiarize you with your equipment so that you are adequately prepared for your adventure. This lesson includes paddling technique, sea kayaking safety, biking techniques, biking safety, becoming familiar with our safety gear and other helpful and necessary preparation for our expedition.

Bikes Bikes Bikes

We have the bike that will best fit your ability and experience. We offer all Cannondale bicycles maintained by our in-house mechanic and tuned perfectly before each ride. Choose from a hybrid bike with upright bars for a comfortable ride or upgrade to a road bike with drop handle bars for a more athletic experience. Prefer to ride an electric peddle assist bike? We can rent you an E-bike that will provides extra support when needed. Whatever type of biking you prefer, come experience the rolling hills and ocean views of the San Juan Island’s.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Circumnavigate Henry Island

Today's activity departs from the west side of San Juan Island. Here we kayak north to start our circumnavigation of Henry Island. 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 beaches. We paddle back through Mosquito Pass; a sheltered waterway for kayakers, and then on into Mitchell Bay.

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 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 3 - Cycle Orcas Island Loop

 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. 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. 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 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 5 - Cycle Lopez Island

 We start cycling at the Odlin County Park, enjoying views of the majestic Olympic Mountains. You can stop in the Lopez Village for a morning coffee or a freshly baked pastry from the amazing Holly B's Bakery. Cycle along the shore of Fisherman Bay and head out to Otis Perkins County Park to enjoy the scenery.

Continue the quiet country roads toward Shark Reef County Park for a scenic walk and picnic lunch. The walking trail brings you through a beautiful forest and pops you out on the rocky southwest shore looking over turbulent Cattle Pass toward San Juan Island and the Olympic Mountains. You may spot several harbor seals on Shark Reef. We will stop along the route at Agate beach to enjoy the views of the Iceberg Islands. Explore this beautiful beach loaded with perfect skipping rocks. If time allows, make the walk to Iceberg Point, it is one of the most beautiful places on Lopez Island.

To finish the bike route, we head north, through the center of Lopez Island to Spencer Spit. Here you will find a state park with a sandy beach, interpretive displays, and a marsh lagoon to check out. Cycle past the quiet northern bays and a witness plentiful waterfowl. The last stretch of your trip brings you back to the Lopez Island ferry landing.

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

5-Day/4-Night Inn to Inn Tour - $2480 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
Day 5 Cycle Lopez Island 30 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 & Bike "Inn to Inn"

5-Day/4-Night Tour

All
INCLUSIVE
$2480
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Biking & Kayak Gear
  • Breakfasts
  • Picnic Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Alcoholic Beverages Not Included

Every Monday-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 biking gear ( hybrid bike and helmet ), and sea kayaking gear ( kayak, personal floatation device, and sprayskirt ), and transportation via our support vans between accommodations, meeting points and activity departure points. 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 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.