SKAGIT FAMILY NATURE ADVENTURES

Skagit Family Nature Adventures require one parent to accompany their group. 

All ages, family members & friends welcomed! 

 

skagit valley geese family tour

WINTER BIRDING FOR KIDS

An “I Spy” Adventure in Skagit Valley

OCTOBER – MARCH

Saturdays & Sundays

2:30 – 4:30 pm

$26.50 per person

Group size: 2 min – 6 max Adventurers

Activity level: easy

Meeting location: Mount Vernon Amtrak/Skagit Station

Transportation and binoculars provided.

skagit family nature adventures birding

During this fun 2-hr drive around the Skagit Valley’s farm fields, we’ll search for the thousands of snow geese & smaller flocks of tundra and trumpeter swans.  We’ll also be on the lookout for bald eagles, hawks, great blue herons, ducks and little shorebirds.

Our local guide and naturalist Stephanie will teach you how to use binoculars and a field guide to identify them and how to practice Mindful Birding.

skagit swans

What to bring: warm clothing (including gloves, hat) and rain gear (although much of the birding can be done from inside the car).

TO SCHEDULE THIS ADVENTURE, PLEASE CALL US AT (360) 474-7479.  After setting the date, come back, click below and go to date to

A BEAVER’S FOREST 

A HIKE IN ANACORTES

YEAR-ROUND

Saturdays & Sundays

2:30 – 4:30 pm

$26.50 per person

Group size: 2 min – 6 max Adventurers

Activity level: easy – moderate

Meeting location: Seafarer’s Park, Anacortes

Transportation provided to the trailhead.

anacortes beaver

During this fun Adventure, our naturalist Stephanie will guide you through the maze of trails in the Anacortes forest in search of beaver signs.  You’ll learn about their lives and the important roles they play in maintaining a healthy forest.

The 2.7 mi trail is well-maintained, has a few ups and downs and is a bit rooty in places.

skagit family nature adventures anacortes hike

What to bring: comfortable hiking/tennis shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

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EXPLORE N’ CRUISE TO VENDOVI ISLAND PRESERVE

MAY – SEPTEMBER

Thursday-Monday

9:30 am – 1:30 pm

$86 Child (6-12 yrs)

$106 Adult

Group size: 4 min – 12 max

Activity level: easy – moderate

Meeting location: Skyline Marina, Anacortes

Transportation provided by boat charter

skagit family nature adventures Vendovi island

During this fun Adventure you’ll explore the little “Hidden Jem” of the San Juan Islands.  It is located between Lummi, Cypress and Guemes Islands and is accessed by private chartered boat from Anacortes.

Our naturalist Stephanie will guide you thru the island’s forest, beaches, grassy meadows and lookouts on its very well-maintained trail system (total 3 mi, 200 ft elevation gain).  Meet Elaina and TJ, the island caretakers, and learn why they love living there.

Enjoy a picnic lunch with stunning vistas of the San Juan Islands, the Salish Sea, Mount Baker and the North Cascades.

Our chartered boat is spacious and comfortable.  Prior to departure, Stephanie (also a boat captain) will teach you boat terminology.

What to bring: lunch, water, comfortable hiking/tennis shoes and weather-appropriate clothing

TO SCHEDULE THIS ADVENTURE, PLEASE CALL US AT (360) 474-7479.  After setting the date, come back, click below and go to date to

GUIDE

All Adventures are professionally lead by our experienced local Naturalist-Guide-Extraordinaire (and owner) Stephanie.  She has guided all sorts of fun, safe and educational land and water-based Adventures throughout the US, Mexico and Canada for the past 30 years!  Read more about her.

She shares her passion for nature on every Adventure, as well as her knowledge of the natural & cultural history, marine & terrestrial habitats, flora & fauna, and ways of life of NW Washington.

WHAT ARE PARENTS SAYING ABOUT THEIR FAMILY ADVENTURE?

“We saw both kinds of swans (Tundra and Trumpeter) and snow geese by the thousands, which is what we expected. Also saw lots of Bald Eagles, Mallards, and Great Blue Heron, a couple of Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, and Red-Tailed Hawk. My older grandson is 8 years, and had a great time – he said it was the best day ever!  Stephanie was well prepared with a birding book, illustrations, facts, and loaner binoculars.” Joetta, Seattle

“The girls and I uniformly had a delightful time birding today.  It was a lovely way to spend a wet afternoon in the Pacific Northwest.” Marc, Bellingham

“It was an amazing experience and we are very grateful to Stephanie for making it possible!  It was especially gratifying to see Turner’s enthusiasm.  It is not exaggerating to say you are changing lives!” Shirley, Everett