Anacortes 'Wild Side' Eco Tour

anacortes nature eco tour

Year-round • 7 hrs • Easy

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anacortes nature eco tour

Great experiences come in small islands!

Anacortes, on Fidalgo Island, is a small and vibrant seacoast community on the edge of the Salish Sea. Fidalgo Island hosts the most protected forest lands and lakes in the San Juan Island Archipelago, beautiful coastal state parks with miles of trails, a myriad of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, colorful spring wildflowers, and lookouts high above that offer amazing vistas 360!  We also enjoy some of the driest and mildest weather in Western Washington by being in the Olympic rain shadow.

The Anacortes “Wild Side” Eco Tour takes you on short walks around Fidalgo Island coastal parks and forests in search of wildlife, wildflowers and scenery.  We’ll look for eagles, herons, oystercatchers, osprey, seabirds, shorebirds, forest birds, harbor seals, harbor porpoise, river otters and beavers. Along the way, you’ll also learn about the fascinating geology of the island.

A visit to Deception Pass State Park offers exquisite views of the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island and the Olympic Mountains across the Salish Sea.  Here, you’ll also learn about the local Coast Salish tribes ways of life and legends.

Time and interest permitting, we’ll visit nearby farmlands and quaint “Tiny Towns”.

JANUARY – DECEMBER

(except April)

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

$186 Adult

$93 Child (10 & under)

 

Activity level: EASY

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“We really did “connect” to the wild side on this tour of Fidalgo Island! Herons, ducks, eagles, hummers, gulls, black-tailed deer–even in the winter cold, there was so much to see and enjoy! The scenic views were fabulous! The walk on a sandy beach was delightful, and the tidbits of history and marine biology shared by Guide Stephanie made the trip even more enriching! A great day for my camera! Thank you, Stephanie, for a memorable outing!”
Nedra, Washington

“Stephanie was AMAZING. She went out of her way to make a specialized tour for me since I was limited on time and wanted to see particular things.  If you want a tour guide who is energized, passionate about their home/job, super friendly and accommodating than you MUST book with Skagit Guided Adventures! You won’t be dissapointed. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Thank you so much Stephanie!”

Christine, Washington DC

DETAILS

Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity

Very small group size: 1-5 Adventurers

What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes, lunch/snacks & beverage.

Pick-up & drop-off locations: Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington and Mount Vernon

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