Skagit Guided Adventures offers small group Nature Tours & Day Hikes around Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, Skagit Valley, Mount Baker and the North Cascades in NW Washington.
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Skagit Valley Geese & Swans Eco Tour

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!

Skagit Valley Tulips & Daffodils Tour

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.

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Skagit Birdwatching Eco Tour

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.

Hiking in the North Cascades

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!

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  • 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 an extra available).  Steph had checked out the area that morning and knew where to take us. Very helpful and accommodating person.

    RK B, San Francisco, CA
  • 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 H, Rancho Margarita, CA
  • Thanks again for a wonderful visit to the tulip extravaganza yesterday morning.

    Carol Rufener
  • We had a wonderful tour of the spring colors.  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, Moses Lake, WA
  • 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.

    (Churchill, 2013)
  • Stephanie was wonderful. She made the trip even more fun than it already was.

    (Churchill, 2013)
  • Stephanie was very good with all travelers, and certainly watched out for our safety.

    (Churchill, 2013)
  • Stephanie was a terrific guide. She was personable, attentive and went beyond the call of duty. I would definitely take another trip with her!

    (Churchill, 2013)
  • We had a wonderful time. In truth, you made all the difference. Thanks for taking such good care of us.

    Phyllis & Stan
    Phyllis & Stan (SE Alaska 2010)
  • Stephanie is a jewel. Her genuine enthusiasm and excitement for what she experienced with us gave the experience true meaning.

    Bob Stein
    Bob Stein (SE Alaska 2004)
  • Thanks for making our holiday so exciting.

    Belinda Wilmore (Australia)
    Belinda Wilmore, Australia (SE Alaska 2004)
  • She is very competent, good-natured, excellent all around. Her enthusiasm for the subject matter is contagious, and that contributed immensurably to everyone’s enjoyment.

    Lydia Stein
    Lydia Stein (SE Alaska 2004)
  • Her knowledge and professional manner are exceptional.

    Janice Sprieck
    Janice Sprieck (SE Alaska 2004)
  • I enjoyed your nature talk very much this am. It’s so rewarding listening to someone so excited and talented within her profession. Keep it flowing forever!

    (SE Alaska 2002)

Naturalist-led ADVENTURES are designed to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! by connecting you to NW Washington’s Wilderness, Wildlife and Wildflowers.  Along the way, learn about the natural & cultural history, marine & terrestrial habitats, flora & fauna, and ways of life of NW Washington.

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks”
~ John Muir