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Multi-Day Kayaking & Bicycling Inn to Inn Expeditions

It is safe to say that my vacation with Crystal Seas was, hands-down, the best vacation I have ever been on. First off, the beauty of the San Juan Islands is unparalleled. Secondly, everything was handled perfectly by Crystal Seas. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about a wide variety of things, from botany to bike repair. Everything could be done at our pace. I remember getting off the ferry on the first day and being greeted by our guide. I was a little nervous not knowing what to expect. She helped us get situated in our hotel, then we got our bike gear on and took a beautiful ride which ended up at a great old lighthouse where we ate fantastic picnic foods prepared by our guide. The hotels Crystal Seas works with are top of the line, and the restaurants where we ate dinner were phenomenal. We also went kayaking. We saw bald eagles, sea lions, otters, etc. It was really unbelievable. You should see our pictures! I would take another trip with this company without question any time. Everyone at Crystal Seas was extremely helpful and accessible ahead of time in preparing for the trip.
Sarah Jallo

Kayak & Bike Inn to Inn Summary

Crystal Seas offers the perfect multi-sport combination for the active at heart. It's a vacation that includes not only sea kayaking, but it includes bicycling the islands as well...all the while staying at our favorite inns and dining at our favorite restaurants. Sea kayak one day among small remote islands in search of sea birds, seals, porpoise, river otters and orcas...then cycle the next day along unpopulated roads past rolling pastures dotted with sheep and along awe-inspiring cliffs.

Length: These tours range from 2-6 days in length.

Includes: We provide all accommodations, transportation, kayak and bike gear, breakfast, picnic lunches, dinner* and a happy hour beverage of your choice 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 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.

Accommodations: Our Inn to Inn biking & kayaking tours include staying at the Outlook Inn or Turtleback Farm Inn on Orcas and the Friday Harbor House or Tucker House Inn on San Juan Island. Each inn will cater to the most discerning guest. Enjoy wonderful breakfasts made with fresh local fruit and sleep in comfortable cozy beds at the finest inns in the San Juan Islands. If your expectations are high then this tour will exceed them!

No experience is necessary.

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.

Recommended to bring:

    • T-Shirt + sweatshirt + windbreaker
    • Personal clothing & toiletries
    • Cash for tipping your guide
    • Water resistant camera
    • Comfy footwear
    • Pants or shorts
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun block
    • Lip balm
    • Hat
  • Bald Eagles
  • Shorelines
  • Sea Stars
  • Seals
  • Dall's Porpoise
  • Lighthouses
  • Orca Whales
  • Beaches
  • Sunsets
  • Madronas
  • Blue Herons
  • Bull Kelp
  • Vineyards
  • Cattle Point
  • Lavender Farm
  • Moran State Park
  • Sculpture Park

Gourmet Meals:

  • Fresh

    All meals are prepared fresh for you 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

*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.

Our Inn to Inn Multi-Sport Expeditions are the Perfect Choice

Each night retreat to luxurious inns and dine at exquisite restaurants. Few people get to experience each island's unique style the way that you will. We kayak the coastline of San Juan Island's west side where wildlife is abundant and cycle along quiet country roads to views of the snowcapped Olympic Peninsula, stopping at a lavender farm and vineyard. Orcas Island offers cycling through Moran State Park where you can enjoy a panoramic view of all of the islands atop Mount Constitution, hike around lakes down to waterfalls, and paddle through a small group of islands known as the Wasp Islands. Lopez Island is the smallest of the major San Juan Islands and offers kayaking along mellow shores in search of bald eagles and cycling past organic farms to unpopluated beaches.You will get to know these islands inside and out through cycling and kayaking.

We provide virtually everything...

Here are some of the items which we provide for our guests:

  • all kayaking and bicycling gear, weather and safety gear
  • a detailed pre-trip information packet
  • all drinks*, snacks and meals*
  • all inn accommodations
  • much, much more including our incredible attention to detail

We provide you with drinks* and meals*...

...starting with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on your last day we provide all meals in between. 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. We can accommodate your dietary needs, just ask us.

We provide you with all accommodations

...we have carefully chosen the friendliest, most luxurious accommodations that the San Juan Islands offer. We have built relationships with the innkeepers and feel that you will not only be pleased but you will not want to leave at the end of your stay!

Our excellent knowledgeable and friendly nature/kayak/bicycle 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.

No previous experience is required...

...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.

Small personal groups...

...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 guests 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, to hiking. For all these reasons and more we keep our regularly scheduled Inn to Inn Multi-Sport Expedition group size to 10 guests and 2 guides.

Sleeping at luxurious inns on different islands each night...

...offers you a chance to experience each unique island style. We will stay at the the Friday Harbor House or Tucker House in Friday Harbor and Outlook Inn or Turtleback Farm Inn on Orcas Island.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will I fit in the kayak gear?

    Here’s a good way to get an idea if you will fit in the kayak. Most people of average body weight and height can fit into the kayak. All of our kayaks are doubles so there is more space that one might think. NOT SURE? PLEASE DO THIS: Take a measuring tape and measure the circumference of the widest part of your body (hips/stomach/chest).

    Our SPRAY SKIRTS fits up to 43 inches including clothing, around the largest part of the midriff. The spray skirt is what you will wear around your torso. It connects to the kayak cockpit to keep you dry. You can wear it above or below your chest. There is a string to synch it to your body. If you can comfortably fit into it, you should be good to wear the spray skirt.

    Our COCKPIT dimensions are 31" Long x 16" Wide x 14.5" Deep.

    The cockpit is the opening area to get into the kayak. You will need to be able to sit down past it to get onto the kayak seat. Remember that your body parts can move and the boat is fiberglass so if you have hips that are around these dimensions, you can typically still sit into the kayak. What we want is for you to be able to safely exit the kayak. *Please send us a message through our website or give us a call, if you question whether you or someone in your group might not fit.

  • Am I too tall?

    The kayaks are most comfortable for people who are 6’ 4” ft. and under. If you are above this height, you may not feel comfortable. We can put tall people in the front of the kayak to give them more leg room.
    *Please send us a message through our website or give us a call, if you question whether you or someone in your group might be too tall.

  • How long of a drive is San Juan Island from Seattle?

    We are about a 2 hour drive from Seattle to Anacortes and then a beautiful 1 hour 20 minute ferry ride to Friday Harbor. Arrive to the Anacortes ferry terminal about 30-45 minutes before scheduled departure time if you are walking on the ferry and 1.5 to 2 hours before scheduled departure time if you are bringing your car to San Juan Island. We have a shuttle from the ferry in Friday Harbor to Snug Harbor on Mitchell Bay where our tours depart from, for those who wish to leave their cars at the Anacortes ferry terminal. For ferry fees and schedules visit the Washington State Ferries website. You can also fly to the San Juan Islands from Seattle, click on Kenmore Air & San Juan Airlines

  • Do you take beginners?

    Yes. All of our tours are designed with the beginner in mind. On all of our tours we give a safety & kayak lesson. All of our tours are guided so you will have an instructor near you the whole time.

  • What happens if there is a single person or an odd numbered group?

    We use tandem (double) kayaks for all of our San Juan Island tours. If there is an odd number then one person will be in a kayak with a guide or someone from another odd number party.

  • Can you accommodate my food requirements on your multi-day tours?

    Yes. We will send you a questionnaire when you make your reservation and our guides will plan accordingly.

  • Will I see whales on my tour?

    Our kayak route offers one of the best opportunities in the world to see wild orca whales from a kayak because we paddle 1-2 days (depending on trip type) in a federally designated whale habitat. Since we can’t guarantee that they will show up on every kayak trip, we offer the option to increase the odds to over 90% by spending one afternoon aboard a whale watch cruise aboard the Odyssey. The resident J, K, and L pods of orcas have recently been put on the endangered species list so our goal is to respect them, abide by the guidelines and not to paddle aggressively into their path. We will give you a lesson at the beginning of the tour for appropriate kayaking behavior near wildlife.

  • What kinds of wildlife could we see?

    Some of the local flora and fauna are Bald Eagles, Cormorants, Black Oystercatchers, Pigeon Guillemots, Pacific Harbor Seals, Orcas (Killer Whales), Dall's Porpoise, Great Blue Herons, Ochre Sea Stars, Blood Stars, Pacific Madrones, Douglas-firs, Western Cedars, Bull Kelp forests and Eel Grass beds.

  • Are all meals and drinks included in the cost of the trip?

    We cover all meals on our 2 and 3 day trips, from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day. On our 4, 5 and 6 day trips we allow one night for our guests to explore Friday Harbor on their own, this evening's dinner is not included in the cost of the trip. Our guides will give you some suggestions of places that are popular among the locals. We provide all our guests with refreshing, non alcoholic, beverages throughout the tour. If you have a favorite drink that you would like us to have on hand, please note your favorite drink in the questionnaire you return to us. Our guides will also provide the group with a 'happy hour' beverage after the day's activity. We provide Washington state wines or if you prefer beer, we can pick up a cold 6 pack of your favorite Washington variety.

San Juan Islands Kayak and Bike Inn to Inn Schedule:

2-Day/1-Night - $780 per person

Day 2 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1  Cycle the San Juan Island Loop
We will meet you at our shop in Friday Harbor and shuttle you to our starting point, just outside of downtown. After a safety lesson, we head out along safe, quiet, country roads. We will stop at a Lavender Farm where you can walk through fields of purple and learn about the many ways to use lavender. Afterwards we will cycle to Whale Watch Park. Here you can hike to the lighthouse while your guide prepares a delicious lunch made with local ingredients.

Afterwards, we cycle north visiting the island's largest herd of alpacas at the Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm. We cycle to English Camp's to see the gardens and then onward to Roche Harbor for an afternoon coffee or ice cream and to walk the docks of its beautiful marina. Roche Harbor is a quaint village with artist kiosks to check out, English gardens to explore, a sculpture park to walk through, and a very unique mausoleum for the adventurous.

Before heading back toward town, we explore the scenic roads of White Point leading us to Spy Hop Distillery where you can try a taste of their local juniper gin or local apple ciders and then to Westcott Bay Oyster Farm where you can relax and enjoy fresh local oysters. We can either end the day there or continue cycling to Friday Harbor where you can enjoy your comfortable and cozy rooms.

Day 2  Kayak the west side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise
This morning’s breakfast will give you the energy you need for your day on the water. 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 onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge of the local whales and wildlife. Afterwards, your guide will bring you back to Friday Harbor.

Whale Watching Wildlife Cruise Option Included! During each of these tours we give you the option to substitute a kayaking day for a whale watch wildlife cruise aboard the Odyssey. Here, as you are cruising the San Juan Islands, you can sit back and relax in comfort while the personable onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge on the local whales and wildlife..

We have not finalized our 2020 trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

Every Saturday-Sunday from April through October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
360.378.4223

3-Day/2-Night - $1280 per person

Itinerary - 3 Day Kayak and Bike Inn Tour (Friday-Sunday):

Days 1 and 3 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1 Circumnavigate Henry Island 
Your guides will greet you at our kayak shop in Friday Harbor and shuttle the group to our kayak docks on Mitchel Bay.  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  Cycle the San Juan Island Loop
We will meet you at our shop in Friday Harbor located at 40 Spring Street, just steps from the ferry terminal and shuttle you to our starting point, just outside of downtown. This morning we will cycle along wildflower lined roads past farmland towards the Lavender Farm where you can try some lavender based foods and walk though the purple fields. We cycle on to Whale Watch Park for a picnic lunch and wildlife viewing in Lime Kiln State Park. Here you can hike a trail to Dead Man's Cove to explore tide pools. Watch for orca whales or porpoise surfacing near the shoreline here while your guide prepares a delicious lunch. Afterwards, we will cycle north visiting the largest Alpaca Farm on San Juan Island and an English garden at British Camp.

We cycle north to Roche Harbor where you can cool off with an iced coffee or ice cream and walk the docks of its beautiful marina. Roche Harbor is a quaint village with artist kiosks to check out, English gardens to explore, a sculpture park to walk through, and a very unique mausoleum for the adventurous.

The last leg of our route leads us along White Point to Westcott Bay where we will introduce you to the local Gin Distillery known for their gin and ciders. Afterwards we will cycle to the Oyster Farm to enjoy a tasting, a beverage, and a view before we head to your inn. You can either cycle or catch a ride in our shuttle back to Friday Harbor.
 

Day 3  Kayak the west side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise
This morning’s breakfast will give you the energy you need for your day on the water. 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 onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge of the local whales and wildlife. Afterwards, your guide will bring you back to Friday Harbor.

We have not finalized our 2020 trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

Itinerary - 3 Day Kayak and Bike Inn Tour (Saturday- Monday):

Days 2 and 3 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1  Cycle the San Juan Island Loop
We will meet you at our shop in Friday Harbor located at 40 Spring street, just steps from the ferry terminal and shuttle the group to our starting point, just outside of downtown. After we gear up and have a safety lesson, we head out along San Juan Valley Road.  We will cycle along quiet country roads, stopping at Whale Watch Park for lunch and wildlife viewing at Lime Kiln State Park.

Afterwards, we cycle north visiting an Alpaca Farm and an English garden at British Camp. We will take a break at Roche Harbor for an afternoon coffee or ice cream and walk the docks of its beautiful marina. Roche Harbor is a quaint village with artist kiosks to check out, English gardens to explore, a sculpture park to walk through, and a very unique mausoleum for the adventurous.

Before heading back toward town, explore the scenic roads of White Point. This route will take you past Westcott Bay Cider and Spy Hop Distillery where you can try a taste of their local juniper gin or local apple ciders. We then cycle along a narrow country road to the shores of Westcott Bay Shellfish Co where you can sample oysters at the local oyster farm.Tonight we will check into one of the top rated inns on San Juan Island and then enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Day 2  Kayak the west side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise
This morning’s breakfast will give you the energy you need for your day on the water. 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 onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge of the local whales and wildlife. After a day on the water your guide will bring you back to your hotel. This evening we will dine at at a restaurant well known in our community for the incredible local ingredients used in their food and dining experience.

Day 3  Circumnavigate Henry Island
Today we enjoy a delicious breakfast and then head to 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.   

Whale Watching Wildlife Cruise Option Included! During each of these tours we give you the option to substitute a kayaking day for a whale watch wildlife cruise aboard the Odyssey. Here, as you are cruising the San Juan Islands, you can sit back and relax in comfort while the personable onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge on the local whales and wildlife..

We have not finalized our 2020 trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

Every Friday-Sunday and Saturday-Monday from April-October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
360.378.4223

4-Day/3-Night - $1780 per person

Itinerary - 4 Day Kayak and Bike Inn Tour (Monday - Thursday):

Day 1 & 2 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1  Circumnavigate Henry Island
Your guides will greet you at our kayak shop in Friday Harbor and shuttle the group to 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.  After a day on the water your guide will bring into Friday Harbor to one of Friday Harbor's most luxurious inns and unforgettable breakfasts! We will take you out to one of the top restaurants, featuring local ingredients.

Day 2 Kayak the west side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise
This morning’s breakfast will give you the energy you need for your day on the water. 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 onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge of the local whales and wildlife. Afterwards, your guide will bring you back to Friday Harbor.

*Dinner is not included tonight giving you the opportunity to explore on your own.

Day 3  Cycle Orcas Island
We being the day by hopping onto the ferry to Orcas Island. The ferry ride lasts about 40 minutes and offers beautiful views of San Juan Channel and the Wasp Islands. Once on Orcas Island your guide will lead you along wildflower lined country roads headed towards West Harbor.

We then head inland along a forested road, cycling past 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. Once in Eastsound (a small village), your guide will prepare a fresh and delicious picnic lunch while you explore the village shops and sites.

After lunch we will head into Moran State Park. Bring your swimming suit and swim in a crisp mountain lake or take a dip under a waterfall. Cycle the 5.5 mile climb to the summit of Mount Constitution or climb in the van for a ride to the top. At 2,407 feet, the summit of Mount Constitution is the highest point in the San Juan Islands and offers spectacular views of Mount Baker to the east and the San Juan Archipelago in all directions.

Day 4  Kayak the Wasp Islands
After a delicious breakfast we will shuttle everyone to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island.  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.

We have not finalized our 2020 trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

Itinerary - 4 Day Kayak and Bike Inn Tour (Tuesday-Friday):

Day 2 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1  Kayak the west side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise
Your guides will greet you at our kayak shop in Friday Harbor.  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 onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge of the local whales and wildlife. Afterwards, your guide will bring you back to Friday Harbor.

*Dinner is not included tonight giving you the opportunity to explore on your own.

Day 2  Cycle Orcas Island
After breakfast, we hop onto the ferry to Orcas Island. The ferry ride lasts about 40 minutes and offers beautiful views of San Juan Channel and the Wasp Islands.  Once on Orcas Island we will cycle along the wildflower lined country roads headed towards West Harbor.  The road eventually leads inland taking us along the edge 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. 

Once we arrive to Eastsound (a small village), your guides will prepare a fresh and delicious lunch.  There will be a little extra time afterwards to explore the shops and sites of Eastsound.  From here we cycle along to Moran State Park.  As Washington's first state park, this area offers a variety of activities. 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.  At 2,407 feet the summit of Mount Constitution is the highest point in the San Juan Islands and offers spectacular views of Mount Baker to the east and the San Juan Archipelago in all directions.This evening you can enjoy a beautiful hotel room at either the Outlook Inn or Turtleback Farm Inn. Dinner will be at one of Orcas Island's top rated fine dining restaurants.

Day 3  Kayak the Wasp Islands
After a delicious breakfast we will shuttle everyone to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. 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  Cycle Lopez Island
This morning we take the ferry to Lopez Island. We start cycling at the ferry landing, 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.

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 to say goodbyes until your next adventure begins.

Whale Watching Wildlife Cruise Option Included! During each of these tours we give you the option to substitute a kayaking day for a whale watch wildlife cruise aboard the Odyssey. Here, as you are cruising the San Juan Islands, you can sit back and relax in comfort while the personable onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge on the local whales and wildlife..

We have not finalized our 2020 trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

Every Monday-Thursday and Tuesday-Friday from April-October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
360.378.4223

5-Day/4-Night - $2180 per person

Day 1 & 2 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Itinerary - 5 Day Kayak and Bike Inn Tour (Monday - Friday):

Day 1  Circumnavigate Henry Island
Your guides will greet you at our kayak shop in Friday Harbor and shuttle the group to 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 the west side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise
This morning’s breakfast will give you the energy you need for your day on the water. 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 onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge of the local whales and wildlife. Afterwards, your guide will bring you back to Friday Harbor.

*Dinner is not included tonight giving you the opportunity to explore on your own.

Day 3  Cycle Orcas Island
Today, we will hop onto the morning ferry for a ride that lasts about 40 minutes and offers beautiful views of San Juan Channel and the Wasp Islands. Once we arrive to Orcas Island, we will cycle towards West Harbor. This wild flower-lined road eventually leads inland taking us along the forested edge 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 stop in Eastsound (a small village), where your guides will prepare a fresh and delicious lunch while you explore the shops and sites of Eastsound. From here we cycle to Moran State Park; Washington's first state park. Here you can swim in cool mountain lakes, hike down to a waterfall for a quick dip, cycle the 5.5 mile climb to the summit of Mount Constitution, or call it a day and climb in the van for a ride to the top. At 2,407 feet, the summit of Mount Constitution is the highest point in the San Juan Islands and offers spectacular views of Mount Baker to the east and the San Juan Archipelago in all directions. Afterwards, we will take you to your inn where you can relax before dinner.

Day 4  Kayak the Wasp Islands
After a delicious breakfast we will shuttle everyone to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island.  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
Today's activities will be cycling the neighboring island of Lopez.  The ferry takes about 40 minutes to travel around Shaw Island.  Keep an eye out for whales, seals, eagles and even swimming deer! We start the route at the ferry landing and quickly are enjoying views of the majestic Olympic Mountains.  Our first stop will be in the small village of Lopez.  This is a good place to grab a morning coffee or a freshly baked pastry from the amazing Holly B's Bakery. 

This morning we will cycle along the shore of Fisherman Bay and head out to Otis Perkins County Park to enjoy the scenery.  We continue the quiet country roads toward Shark Reef County Park for a scenic walk and picnic lunch.  While your guides prepares lunch, take a walk down to the water. The 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, the park's namesake.  Wind your way through the scenic farmland and along the shores of MayKay Harbor. Stop at Agate beach to enjoy the views of the Iceberg Islands and a classic northwest pebble beach.  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 to say your goodbyes before your next adventure begins.

Whale Watching Wildlife Cruise Option Included! During each of these tours we give you the option to substitute a kayaking day for a whale watch wildlife cruise aboard the Odyssey. Here, as you are cruising the San Juan Islands, you can sit back and relax in comfort while the personable onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge on the local whales and wildlife..

We have not finalized our 2020 trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

Every Monday-Friday from April-October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
360.378.4223

6-Day/5-Night - $2580 per person

Day 2 & 3 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Itinerary - 6 Day Kayak and Bike Inn Tour (Sunday - Friday):

Day 1  Cycle the San Juan Island Loop
We will meet you at our shop in Friday Harbor located at 40 Spring street, just steps from the ferry terminal and shuttle the group to our starting point, just outside of downtown. After we gear up and have a safety lesson, we head out along San Juan Valley Road.  Today we will cycle along quiet country roads with our first stop being at an organic Lavender Farm. Here you can explore the beautiful purple hillside and take photos. Don't forget to taste the variety of foods created with lavender before you head out.

We cycle on to Lime Kiln State Park where you can hike along the rocky paths to a lighthouse or check out tide pools while your guide prepares lunch. Afterwards, we cycle north visiting the largest Alpaca Farm on San Juan Island. We then cycle on to Roche Harbor for an afternoon coffee or ice cream and to walk the docks of its beautiful marina. Roche Harbor is a quaint village with artist kiosks to check out, English gardens to explore, a sculpture park to walk through, and a very unique mausoleum for the adventurous.

Before heading back toward town, explore the scenic roads of White Point. This route will take you past Westcott Bay along a narrow country road to the shores of Westcott Bay Shellfish Co where you can sample island oysters and have a cold beverage. We will also stop at a Gin Distillery where you can enjoy a tasting. From here you may choose to get a ride in our shuttle or keep cycling back to Friday Harbor.
 

Day 2  Circumnavigate Henry Island
Today we enjoy a delicious breakfast and then head to 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 3  Kayak the west side of San Juan Island or Whale Watch Cruise
This morning’s breakfast will give you the energy you need for your day on the water. 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 onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge of the local whales and wildlife. Afterwards, your guide will bring you back to Friday Harbor.

*Dinner is not included tonight giving you the opportunity to explore on your own.

Day 4  Cycle Orcas Island
Today we will hop onto the ferry to Orcas Island. The ferry ride lasts about 40 minutes and offers beautiful views of San Juan Channel and the Wasp Islands. Once on Orcas Island we will cycle the wildflower lined country roads to the edge 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 5  Kayak the Wasp Islands
After a delicious breakfast we will shuttle everyone to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island.  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 6  Cycle Lopez Island
This morning we take the ferry to Lopez Island. We start cycling at the ferry landing, 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 to say goodbyes until your next adventure begins.

Whale Watching Wildlife Cruise Option Included! During each of these tours we give you the option to substitute a kayaking day for a whale watch wildlife cruise aboard the Odyssey. Here, as you are cruising the San Juan Islands, you can sit back and relax in comfort while the personable onboard naturalists share their depth of knowledge on the local whales and wildlife..

We have not finalized our 2020 trip dates yet: please contact us with your desired trip dates so we can work to accommodate your request.

Every Sunday-Friday from April-October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
360.378.4223

Prices, times and tour location subject to change. Prices per person based on double occupancy in US$.

Please contact us for custom dates and trip lengths.

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