STEPHANIE FERNANDEZ

28 years guiding Adventures!

 

What I’ve come to enjoy most as an Adventure and Hiking Guide is watching people be amazed and touched by nature. Seeing their eyes and spirit glow from that connection is priceless!

Since 1989 I’ve led nature explorations, by land and sea, from the equator to the sub-arctic:

  • In Texas, I taught kids at sea camps and led kayaking tours around the bay’s marshy habitat.
  • In the Florida Keys, I took kids & elderhostels exploring in the fun coral reefs, sea-grass beds and mangroves.
  • In Cancun, I led eco-tours around the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • In Baja, I guided snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and gray whale watching expeditions.
  • In Hawaii, I narrated on whale watching boats for 10 years.
  • In Churchill (Canada), I led polar bear and beluga whale watching tours, teaching about them, Hudson Bay, the sub-arctic, the taiga, the tundra and its wildflowers.
  • In Southeast Alaska, I guided whale watching, birding, kayaking, fishing and hiking trips from adventure cruises for 10 years.

My latest adventure began in 2010 after this Mexico City native fell in love with the amazingly beautiful and diverse environment of NW Washington, and in particular Skagit County, with its islands, coast, waterside towns, farmlands, mountains, forest, wildlife, wildflowers and wilderness.

 

Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Master’s degree in Marine Sciences from ITESM-Guaymas in Mexico

 

I invite you to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! in NW Washington.

Skagit Guided Adventures offers small group Eco Tours and Day Hikes around Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, Skagit Valley, Mt Baker and the North Cascades.  Agricultural and Brewery Tours are also available.

Join one of these fun Adventures for a day or stay longer for a multi-day Adventure. Check out Experience Anacortes & Visit Skagit Valley for accommodations and more activities to add to your visit to the Great PNW!

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Certifications:

  • Wilderness First Aid
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Open Water Scuba
  • ACA Kayak Instructor
  • USCG 100 ton Captain’s license

 

Member of:

  • Anacortes Friends of the Forest
  • Anacortes Parks Foundation
  • Anacortes Chamber of Commerce
  • Mt Vernon Chamber of Commerce
  • San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Deception Pass Park Foundation
  • Skagit Land Trust
  • Skagit Audubon Society
  • Washington Native Plants Society-Koma Kulshan Chapter
  • Washington Trails Association
  • Northwest Swan Conservation Association
  • Society for Marine Mammology