About TerraTrek and the TerraTrek Team

In 1994, a second generation islander named Johannes founded Crystal Seas Inc. at the young age of 19 and began offering premier kayak tours in the San Juan Islands.  In 2000, after requests from guests and our passionate team of outdoor enthusiasts, Crystal Seas Kayaking / Crystal Seas Inc. established the TerraTrek brand to offer bicycle and multi-sport vacations in the San Juan Islands with a "locals perspective".  In 2008, we expanded our island family with San Juan Excursions Whale Watch/Wildlife Cruises; to create the perfect blend of activities on land and at sea.  On all of our TerraTrek Vacations a kayak tour or whale watch cruise is included at no additional charge. (Please check out our many fantastic reviews online which can be found under our parent company Crystal Seas / Crystal Seas Kayaking).

We feel that our staff greatly reflects on our company and simply spoken, our staff is fantastic. We know what we do inside and out and it shows; from the exquisite meals that we prepare throughout our TerraTrek camping expeditions to accommodating a TerraTrek Inn guest whose travel plans have gone awry.

Our staff consists of friendly outdoor enthusiasts, each one bringing a unique flavor to the team. Many of our employees are college graduates with majors in the sciences, outdoor education and tourism. Of course, they all share a passion for recreation and travel. We seek out only the best, most qualified individuals who display the same leadership, integrity and enthusiasm upon which our company was founded. Many of our guides return year after year and we see this as a reflection of our wonderful team, tours and company. We feel it is important to hire local staff and to give back to the community through donations, supporting our schools and sports programs, supporting wildlife programs, local farmers and just helping out folks in need. The TerraTrek staff is a big family who love to work hard and play hard. Our guides are the heartbeat of TerraTrek and we could not have a better team of committed and enthusiastic people.