I am Stephanie Fernandez, experienced Adventure Guide, founder and proud owner of Skagit Guided Adventures.

My Story

about skagit guided adventures owner stephanie fernandez


For over 30 years, I’ve enjoyed organizing and guiding all sorts of fun, safe and educational land and water-based Adventures in Nature throughout the US, Mexico and Canada.  Read more.


I arrived in Washington State in 2010, explored extensively and fell in love with the amazingly beautiful and diverse environments of Skagit.


why skagit guided adventures

Skagit County is situated in NW Washington.  It stretches from the Salish Sea, through Skagit Valley, to the North Cascades.

Skagit Guided Adventures, LLC is based in Anacortes, WA and is fully insured and permitted to operate in the North Cascades National Park, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Washington State Parks.

In 2020, Skagit Guided Adventures forged a partnership with American Cruise Lines and is now the Official “Anacortes Hiking Adventure” outfitter for their guests.

About Skagit Guided Adventures

In 2016, I launched Skagit Guided Adventures to share the natural beauty of Skagit Valley, the North Cascades and San Juan Islands.

I designed unique and exceptional Experiences to Connect You with Nature which promise to enrich your life, create unforgettable memories to last a life-time, impart new knowledge and make you feel very well taken care of.


Happy Adventurers is my #1 priority!


And so it’s been for over 1500 guests of all ages and from all the over the world: US, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Germany, Romania, UK, Scotland, Russia, India, Italy, China, UAE, Taiwan, Indonesia, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Cuba, France, Thailand, Netherlands, South Korea, England, Scotland, Russia, Singapore, Philippines and Tasmania.

Why choose Skagit Guided Adventures?

  • Get very personalized attention
  • Enjoy the intimacy of very small groups, of up to 6 Adventurers
  • Learn from our very professional, experienced and fun local guide who shares lots of local knowledge
  • Don’t have to pay a single person supplement; tours go with only one Adventurer!
  • Customize the itinerary to accommodate your particular interests and activity level at no additional cost
  • Get personalized assistance with your travel, transportation and accommodation plans
  • Very small groups allow for a more intimate connection with nature and minimize impact on the environment and wildlife
  • Follow the “Leave No Trace” code of outdoor ethics and practice “Mindful Birding” during our Adventures
  • Satisfaction guaranteed! satisfaction guarantee skagit guided adventures tours

In the Media

Skagit Guided Adventures has been featured in:

Skagitonians to Preserve Famland, The Dirt – “Accidental Birders” learn how to Be Bird Wise – https://www.bebirdwise.org/blog/bebirdwiseaccidentalbirders April 3, 2023

Seattle Times – How to bird by boat in Western Washington, March 29, 2023

Epoch Times – Migratory Birds Bring Opportunity, Environmental Concerns to Washingtonians, April 2, 2021

NTD News – Washington Flock Flies Off, March 22, 2021

Skagit Valley Herald – Birds Subject of Online Event, March 14, 2021

KNKX & Birdnote – Winter Birds of the Skagit Valley, March 11, 2021

Bellingham Alive – Mount Baker Tour, July-August 2020

Weekends in Washington – Skagit Valley Snow Geese Tour, July 2020

1889, Washington Magazine – Cypress Island Cruise n’ Hike Adventure, April 2020

PCBE (Plains Communities Business Exchange) – Skagit Valley Tulip Tours, March 2020

Additional Services

Multi-day Adventures • Private Adventures • Customized Adventures


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Giving Back

Every year, Skagit Guided Adventures donates a portion of its proceeds to local non-profit organizations that help preserve:

  • Wild spaces for their entire communities of plants and animals to thrive in, as well as for present and future generations of humans to enjoy.
  • Farmlands for farmers to continue making a living and producing food for the rest of the world.  And, for the thousands of migratory geese, swans and many other species of birds that depend on them.
why skagit guided adventures
why skagit guided adventures
why skagit guided adventures