Thousands of migratory snow geese and swans have returned to NW Washington’s Skagit Valley! Be prepared to be serenaded by the incessant cacophony of their calls. Watching them move as a giant flock as they feed is simply mesmerizing. With your binoculars, follow individuals to see how they feed and interact with others. Look up high for the incoming groups and watch them land. At times, the entire flock takes flight and that becomes a spectacle in itself!
Experience the wilderness around Anacortes and Fidalgo Island, at the edge of the Salish Sea, or high around Mount Baker and the North Cascades! Enjoy all the Pacific Northwest seasons exploring its many trails, high and low. Spring and Summer fill the forest and mountain meadows with wildflowers. Later, entire mountainsides and river edges are painted in Fall colors!
Fall through Spring, the Salish Sea is home to murrelets, scoters, buffleheads, goldeneyes, harlequins, mergansers, loons and grebes. Beaches and bay shores harbor dunlins, sandpipers, sanderlings, plovers, killdeers and turnstones. Shallow waters provide habitat to wigeons, mallards, pintails, teals, shovelers, gadwalls and scaups. These birds (and more!) add a potpourri of diversity to the resident oystercatchers, kingfishers, gulls, pigeon guillemots, cormorants, great blue herons and bald eagles. Skagit Valley farmfields support very healthy populations of geese, swans, falcons, hawks, owls and open field species.
Experience the “Wild-Side” of Anacortes! Its protected forests & hidden lakes, mysterious kelp beds & thriving tide pools, intricate coast & sheltered bays offer a sanctuary to countless species of animals and plants.
A large congregation of bald eagles will return Winter 2017 to feast on the Skagit River’s winter salmon run! Experience the life of these magnificent birds on stops along the river and the Eagle Interpretive Center. Learn about eagles, the salmon which nourish them, other terrestrial and marine wildlife, us and the great PNW forest!
In the fertile farmlands of Skagit Valley, our tulip and daffodil growers have worked hard all year to stun the world in early Spring with the most colorful displays of reds, oranges, yellows, whites, pinks and purples you’ve ever seen! Delight your senses during the Daffodil Festival in March and the Tulip Festival in April.
It was a perfect day hiking in the Cascades. Stephanie is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable, caring and just a great company for being out in nature. I enjoyed every minute from start to end. I’ll certainly keep the pictures of this wonderful day in my mind for a long time – and I will come back! Claudia, GermanyClaudia, Germany
One-day hiking trip with Skagit Guided Adventures was amazing and lot of fun! Stephanie is caring, knowledgeable, and flexible to make the most satisfying experience in Skagit County I could never dreamed of!Peace, Thailand
Stephanie was a wonderful guide, pointing out at every turn the smaller wonders that were a part of the much larger, beautiful landscape. She welcomed my enthusiasm and made me feel at home in a place that I had never been. The trip exceeded my expectations (which were high to begin with) and I would do it again in a second if I could! Thanks Stephanie/Skagit guided adventures!Amanda, New York
Stephanie was a wonderfully knowledgeable guide. I appreciate the effort taken to find a hike that would deliver the experience we wanted as well as well her incredible knowledge of the plants on the trail. Would recommend Skagit Guided Adventures to both locals and visitors!Sweta, Seattle
We went looking for snow geese and swans that migrate to the Skagit Valley in winter. Steph really delivered – we saw several fields of trumpeter swans and snow geese and even a couple of cackling geese. We also saw lots of bald eagles including an active nest. (Take a good camera! We forgot ours, and smartphones don’t do these beautiful birds justice. Binocs are also helpful, though Steph had extra available). Steph had checked out the area that morning and knew where to take us. Very helpful and accommodating person.RK B, California
Stephanie does an amazing job navigating her way through the tulip fields. She is full of amazing tidbits of information, willing to go the extra mile to make your trip memorable and she thinks of everything, from boots to gloves! I highly recommend her for your Skagit Valley Adventures!Linda, Ally & Millie, Massachusetts
Very personalized tour, loved the colors and the inside know how! An experience I won’t forget! While I am in Skagit Valley I plan on going on more adventures with Skagit Guided Adventures!Margaret, Arizona
We had a wonderful tour of the tulips. Our guide was very knowledgeable as well as most accommodating and friendly. She felt like a dear friend by the end of the tour. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. We would certainly recommend Skagit Guided Adventures.Jim & Cheryl, Washington
Thanks again for a wonderful visit to the tulip extravaganza yesterday morning.Carol Rufener
Stephanie was a joy. Well informed, very friendly, highly competent.Susan & Richard, Washington
Great day & awesome guide … Beautiful tulips & daffodils … with a bonus snow geese visit! Overall Skagit Valley goodness 😉Cynthia, Washington
- Thanks everything you done for me! I was so happy with you~~You was so professional and you guided me really well! I appreciated itIf I have a opportunity to visit there,I will book your tour for sure.Oh’ the photo you took is awesome though!We had a really cool conversation! I will miss it!There is only one thing I regret! We didn’t take photo together!Hope you feel happy every single day!Antonio, Taiwan
I took the Skagit Geese and Swans Eco-Tour and saw thousands of Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans. The sight and sound of these birds are unbelievable! Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable and knows the area well.Linda, California
Stephanie, Just a note to let you know how much you contributed to our amazing trip. Your expression of grace, patience, knowledge of the subjects (natural landscapes, wildlife, flora, etc) and quiet dignity all were noticed, appreciated and a part of the success of our trip.Debi & Race
Debi & Race (SE Alaska 2015)
Stephanie, you were just the right person to guide us through our trip and watch over us. You made it easy for us to ask questions and converse. We learned valuable information from your presentation. Many thanks!Donna & Bill Arendshurst
Donna & Bill Arendshurst (SE Alaska 2015)
Dear Stephanie, what a terrific job you did taking care of us, getting us here and there, keeping us up to date, etc. etc. and with a constant smile and good cheer. Maybe we’ll be lucky enough to sail with you again someday.Sharon and Sue
Sharon and Sue (SE Alaska, 2015)
Stephanie, you were wonderful! We loved every moment of our trip and thank you so, so much for taking such good care of all of us! So much love and our best to you.Chip & Ronda Osterberg
Chip & Rodna Osterberg (SE Alaska 2015)
Steph, thank you, it was a great trip. We appreciate your knowledge and all that you were able to share with us.Paul & Bunny Fitzgerald
Paul & Bunny Fitzgerald (SE Alaska 2015)
Stephanie, now we love whales even more!Mary & Betsy
Mary & Betsy (SE Alaska 2015)
Stephanie was simply marvelous in her attention to all of the participants and making the trip a most enjoyable and educational activity.Anonymous
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks”
~ John Muir