DAY HIKING IN THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
Time & price vary by island, mode of transportation, length of hike and season.
FIDALGO ISLAND by van, 7 hrs, year-round
VENDOVI ISLAND PRESERVE by chartered boat, 4 hrs, May 6 – September 30, Thursday – Monday
Vendovi Island Preserve is known as the “Crown Jewel” of the San Juan Islands. Its 217 acres have been protected since 2010 by the San Juan Preservation Trust. It is located between Lummi, Cypress and Guemes Islands..
We’ll explore the island’s forest, beaches, grassy meadows and lookouts on its very well-maintained trail system (easy, 3 mi, 200 ft elevation gain) with our expert local guide, who will talk about the history and habitats of the island, as well as identify the flora and fauna encountered. May-July is the best time to see the Pigeon Guillemot (a seabird with red feet and mouth) and Purple Martins (the largest of the swallows) nesting on the island, as well as many other bird species.
Enjoy your picnic lunch with stunning vistas of the San Juan Islands, the Salish Sea, Mount Baker and the North Cascades.
CYPRESS ISLAND by chartered boat, 7 hrs, year-round
Cypress Island is the largest and least developed of the San Juan Islands. Ninety percent of the island is forested and managed by the Department of Natural Resources.
We’ll explore the northern end of the island hiking through coastal rainforest, maple groves, lakes, wetlands and beaches on its very well-maintained trails (5-7 mi, moderate, 700 ft elevation gain) and enjoy our picnic lunch with stunning vistas of the San Juan Islands, the Salish Sea, Mount Baker and the North Cascades.
ORCAS & LOPEZ ISLANDS by van & ferry, 9 hrs, year-round
Not included: ferry ticket, private boat, lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity
Small group size: 1-12 Adventurers
Pick-up & drop-off locations: Anacortes hotels, motels, B&Bs, AirBnBs, residences (free) & Mount Vernon Amtrak train & bus Station, La Conner, Burlington & Mount Vernon (additional fee).
30 years safely guiding Adventures for thousands of happy Adventurers!
This Adventure is professionally lead by Naturalist-Guide (and owner) Stephanie. She has guided all sorts of fun and educational land and water-based Adventures throughout the US, Mexico and Canada, for the past 30 years. 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. Read more about her.
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Staying in Seattle or Vancouver but don’t have a car? Easy. Hop on the Amtrak Cascades train from the Seattle King Station to the Mount Vernon Station pickup. Other options include the Amtrak Thruway Bus, Greyhound bus, public transit bus and the Airporter Shuttle.
The Guided Day Hiking in the San Juan Islands is an ideal Adventure for a single traveler, couples, a small group of friends or family, or a private charter.
Stay longer! for a multi-day Adventure to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! in NW Washington. Add the Day Hiking in the North Cascades, Mount Baker Day Tour,North Cascades National Park Day Tour,Anacortes “Wild Side” Eco Tour and/or San Juan Orcas Island Day Tour. Check out the rest of our Guided Adventures and please inquire about accommodations.
“I loved every minute of this hike around Cypress Island. Our guide Stephanie went the extra mile to make sure everyone had a great experience.” Meredith, Anacortes
“The day trip to Cypress Island is a must do in our backyard.” Louise, Mount Vernon
“I really enjoyed hiking and learning about Cypress Island. The boat trip was fun to since we were able to view other islands.” Carrol, Anacortes
“Lovely tour of Cypress Island with Stephanie, our very knowledgeable guide.” Joy, Guemes Island
Skagit Guided Adventures and its Adventurers proudly follow the Leave No Trace ethics of outdoor conduct. We take only memories and pictures while leaving nature as we found it!