About Crystal Seas and the Crystal Seas Team
Crystal Seas Kayaking got its start in 1994. Founded by Johannes Krieger, the company provided single day kayak excursions in the San Juan Islands. Not long after, we expanded our program to include multi-day camp-to-camp and inn-to-inn sea kayaking tours.
The 2000s brought new opportunity. With growth in mind, we created TerraTrek Bicycle and Multi-Sport Vacations, our premium bicycle tour branch. The parent company later purchased, San Juan Excursions, offering whale watch and wildlife cruises. The company also expanded to offer tours in Bar Harbor Maine, the Florida Keys, Florida’s Everglades, and Costa Rica. After 11 years exploring in these locations, we brought the focus back home.
Today, Crystal Seas operates solely in the San Juan Islands. Our tours include sea kayaking, bicycling, and blended tours that combine biking, kayaking, hiking, and whale watching cruises.
Since the early days, Crystal Seas overarching goal has been to deliver an unforgettable San Juan Islands experience with best of the best treatment. The heartbeat of the Crystal Seas experience is our guides and staff. Each guide is selected for their leadership skills, integrity, sport and environmental knowledge, and enthusiasm. We all work hard, play hard, and are dedicated to making every guests’ experience top notch. Our team is one of the most experienced in the kayaking industry and we continuously educate and challenge ourselves to higher levels.
Whether the adventure is in the water or on land, we always keep your experience in mind. From the quality of food we prepare, to accommodations and gear, to the people we bring aboard as guides, we aim to exceed your expectations.
Crystal Seas also believes in giving back to our community. As much as we possibly can, we buy local products and produce, and hiring our team from the islands. The company also donates to a variety of programs and individuals on the islands that focus on education, health, environment health, and animal rescue.