Nature Adventures in Skagit County for Girl Scouts &

Families

All our Girl Scout & Family Adventures require 1 parent to accompany their group.  All ages, family members & friends are welcomed!  

BIRDING IN SKAGIT VALLEY

OCTOBER – MARCH

2:30 – 4:30 pm  Saturdays & Sundays

$26.50 Girl Scout,  $26.50 Parent (plus taxes & fees)

Group size: 2 min – 6 max Adventurers

Activity level: easy

Meeting location: Mount Vernon Amtrak/Skagit Station

Transportation and binoculars provided.

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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.

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

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30 years safely guiding Adventures for thousands of happy Adventurers!

All Adventures are 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.

A BEAVER’S FOREST 

A HIKE IN ANACORTES

YEAR-ROUND

2:30 – 4:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays

Summer: 9:30 am – 11:30 pm, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, daily

$26.50 Girl Scout,  $26.50 Parent (plus taxes & fees)

Group size: 2 min – 6 max Adventurers

Activity level: easy – moderate

Meeting location: Seafarer’s Park, Anacortes

Transportation provided to the trailhead.

skagit adventures girl scouts 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.

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

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TESTIMONIALS

“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

EXPLORE N’ CRUISE TO VENDOVI ISLAND PRESERVE

MAY – SEPTEMBER

9:30 am – 2:30 pm Thursday-Monday (about 3 hours on the island)

$86 Girl Scout (6-12 yrs), $106 Adult (includes taxes & fees). Online deposit is required to secure spots and balance due on day of cruise.

Group size: 4 min – 12 max

Activity level: easy – moderate

Meeting location: Skyline Marina, Anacortes

Transportation provided on board private boat charter

skagit adventures girl scouts Vendovi island

During this fun Adventure you’ll explore the little “Hidden Jem” of the San Juan Islands, 217 acre Vendovi Island, now a nature preserve owned and protected by the San Juan Preservation Trust.  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) teaching about the island’s history, forest and beach habitats.  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.  The boat ride in itself is half the fun and sometimes includes stops to other islands not serviced by the ferry system.  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

Donations encouraged: $2-5 p/p for SJPT accepted at Vendovi Island donation box

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Related imageSkagit 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!