Stephanie Fernandez is the owner of Skagit Guided Adventures and what she enjoys most as an Adventure Guide is watching people be amazed and touched by nature. Stephanie says: “Seeing their spirit glow from that connection is priceless!” Stephanie has been leading nature explorations, by land and sea, from the equator to the sub-arctic since 1989. She has worked as a hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, polar bear & whale watching guide in Texas, the Florida Keys, Cancun, Baja, Hawaii, Canada, and Alaska. Stephanie has a Master’s degree in Marine Biology and her certifications include: Wilderness First Aid, First Aid & CPR, Open Water Scuba, ACA Kayak Instructor and USCG 100 ton Captain’s license. Stephanie is also fluent in Spanish.

Hiking in the North Cascades

Experience the wilderness around Anacortes and Fidalgo Island, at the edge of the Salish Sea, or high around Mount Baker and the North Cascades! Enjoy all the Pacific Northwest seasons exploring its many trails, high and low. Spring and Summer fill the forest and mountain meadows with wildflowers. Later, entire mountainsides and river edges are painted in Fall colors!

Skagit Birding Eco Tour

Fall through Spring, the Salish Sea is home to murrelets, scoters, buffleheads, goldeneyes, harlequins, mergansers, loons and grebes.  Beaches and bay shores harbor dunlins, sandpipers, sanderlings, plovers, killdeers and turnstones.  Shallow waters provide habitat to wigeons, mallards, pintails, teals, shovelers, gadwalls and scaups.  These birds (and more!) add a potpourri of diversity to the resident oystercatchers, kingfishers, gulls, pigeon guillemots, cormorants, great blue herons and bald eagles. Skagit Valley farmfields support very healthy populations of geese, swans, falcons, hawks, owls and open field species.