Skagit Guided Adventures offers small group Nature Tours & Day Hikes around Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, Skagit Valley, Mount Baker and the North Cascades in NW Washington.

Join one of these fun Adventures for a day or stay longer for a multi-day Adventure to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! in the Great PNW.

Skagit Valley Tulips & Daffodils Tour

MARCH-APRIL

In the fertile farmlands of Skagit Valley, our tulip and daffodil growers have worked hard all year to stun the world in early Spring with the most colorful displays of reds, oranges, yellows, whites, pinks and purples you’ve ever seen! Delight your senses during the Daffodil Festival in March and the Tulip Festival in April.

anacortes "wild side" eco tour

Anacortes “Wild Side” Eco Tour

YEAR-ROUND

Experience the “Wild-Side” of Anacortes! Its protected forests & hidden lakes, mysterious kelp beds & thriving tide pools, intricate coast & sheltered bays offer a sanctuary to countless species of animals and plants.

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Skagit Birding Eco Tour

OCTOBER-MARCH

Skagit Valley becomes the wintering home for thousands and thousands of migratory birds; in fact, second in number of species throughout Washington State because of its diverse habitats. Farmlands support healthy populations of geese, swans and raptors. Shallow bays, lakes and ponds shelter innumerable numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds. The coastal waters of the Salish Sea hosts a potpourri of seabirds and other waterbirds. Come enjoy a day of birding in Magic Skagit!

Chasing Wildflowers in the North Cascades

MARCH-OCTOBER

Color Your Spirit! Enjoy a day hike looking at wildflowers growing from the Salish Sea to the North Cascades, Spring through Summer. You’ll be delighted by their bouquets of colors and the surrounding wilderness and vistas!

Mount Baker Day Tour

JUNE-OCTOBER

Experience the wilderness and freedom surrounding Mt Baker! Stunning vistas of Mt Shuksan, Table Mountain, North Cascades peaks, backcountry lakes along with flower-filled meadows and mountain sides painted in fall colors promise to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit!

Snowshoeing in the North Cascades

NOVEMBER-MARCH

Strap on your snowshoes and get ready to experience the Winter Wonderland in the North Cascades! The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the North Cascades National Park offer a variety of trails to explore. Stop and enjoy the serenity and wilderness that surrounds you!

Hiking in the North Cascades

YEAR-ROUND

Experience the wilderness at the edge of the Salish Sea, on Fidalgo Island, 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 Farm-to-Table Tour

JUNE-OCTOBER

Ever been to a blueberry farm? A cheese farm?  A flower farm? A bread farm?  An oyster farm?  An organic farm?
Also, discover why we love the restaurants in our quaint, waterside and historical “Tiny Towns” of Edison and La Conner!

Skagit Eagles Winter Eco Tour

DECEMBER

A large congregation of bald eagles returns to NW Washington to feast on the winter salmon run. Experience the life of these magnificent birds along the Skagit & Nooksack Rivers, Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, salmon hatchery & forest walk. Learn about eagles, the salmon which nourish them, other terrestrial, marine wildlife, us and the great PNW forest!

North Cascades National Park Day Tour

MAY-OCTOBER

Come celebrate the park’s 50th Anniversary! Enter the wilderness of this northernmost national park and let its rugged mountain peaks, sentinel forest, turquoise rivers and lakes connect with you!

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Skagit Valley Geese & Swans Eco Tour

OCTOBER-MARCH

Thousands and thousands of migratory snow geese and swans overwinter in Skagit Valley every year! Be prepared to be serenaded by the incessant cacophony of their calls. Watching them move as a giant flock as they feed is simply mesmerizing. With your binoculars, follow individuals to see how they feed and interact with others. Look up for the incoming groups and watch them land. At times, the entire flock takes flight and that becomes a spectacle in itself!

Testimonials

  • A fantastic way to “re-wild” your spirit! The hike we took was at our pace and level of hiking. We learned about the wild flowers, trees and birds. We also got a bit of history of the island.

    Kristi (Montana) & Kim (Washington)
  • Stephanie was a wonderfully knowledgeable guide. I appreciate the effort taken to find a hike that would deliver the experience we wanted as well as well her incredible knowledge of the plants on the trail. Would recommend Skagit Guided Adventures to both locals and visitors!

    Sweta, Seattle
  • Stephanie was the best guide ever! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. I do not think we could have asked for more in a guide or had a better day. We will definitely be coming back for more adventures!

    Jennifer & Scott, Georgia
  • One-day hiking trip with Skagit Guided Adventures was amazing and lot of fun! Stephanie is caring, knowledgeable, and flexible to make the most satisfying experience in Skagit County I could never dreamed of!

    Peace, Thailand
  • It was a perfect day hiking in the Cascades. Stephanie is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable, caring and just a great company for being out in nature. I enjoyed every minute from start to end. I’ll certainly keep the pictures of this wonderful day in my mind for a long time – and I will come back!

    Claudia, Germany
  • Stephanie was a wonderful guide, pointing out at every turn the smaller wonders that were a part of the much larger, beautiful landscape. She welcomed my enthusiasm and made me feel at home in a place that I had never been. The trip exceeded my expectations (which were high to begin with) and I would do it again in a second if I could! Thanks Stephanie/Skagit guided adventures!

    Amanda, New York
  • Stephanie was AMAZING. There are other tour guides in the area but Stephanie made me feel as though we were best friends reconnecting again. She was full of life and energy! I could see how passionate she was about her job and she was extremely knowledgeable. I learned SO much from her. 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. She answered all my questions and she never rushed me when we were sightseeing. She picked me up from my hotel and dropped me off at another adventure I had booked!!! She is PHENOMENAL. 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
  • Thank you Stephanie! We had a great adventure and learned so much about the area and about tulips.

    Shannon (Oregon), Dedra & Hikeda (California)
  • “Thanks Stephanie, we loved learning about the birds with you.”
    Lynne & George, Washington
  • Stephanie does an amazing job navigating her way through the tulip fields. She is full of amazing tidbits of information, willing to go the extra mile to make your trip memorable and she thinks of everything, from boots to gloves!  I highly recommend her for your Skagit Valley Adventures!

    Linda, Ally & Millie, Massachusetts
  • “Truly a magical day. Stephanie went out of her way to find birds for my tour. She’d done lots of advance planning for the best chances of spotting elusive birds. I could not have asked for a better day.”

    Jennifer, Washington
  • We had a wonderful tour of the tulips.  Our guide was very knowledgeable as well as most accommodating and friendly. She felt like a dear friend by the end of the tour. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. We would certainly recommend Skagit Guided Adventures.

    Jim & Cheryl, Washington
  • Thanks again for a wonderful visit to the tulip extravaganza yesterday morning.

    Carol Rufener
  • Stephanie, Just a note to let you know how much you contributed to our amazing trip. Your expression of grace, patience, knowledge of the subjects (natural landscapes, wildlife, flora, etc) and quiet dignity all were noticed, appreciated and a part of the success of our trip.

    Debi & Race
    Debi & Race (SE Alaska 2015)
  • We went looking for snow geese and swans that migrate to the Skagit Valley in winter. Steph really delivered – we saw several fields of trumpeter swans and snow geese and even a couple of cackling geese. We also saw lots of bald eagles including an active nest. (Take a good camera! We forgot ours, and smartphones don’t do these beautiful birds justice. Binocs are also helpful, though Steph had extra available).  Steph had checked out the area that morning and knew where to take us. Very helpful and accommodating person.

    RK B, California
  • Very personalized tour, loved the colors and the inside know how! An experience I won’t forget!  While I am in Skagit Valley I plan on going on more adventures with Skagit Guided Adventures!

    Margaret, Arizona
  • “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, Washington
  • “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. We didn’t see an owl but were shown a spot where a pair have a nest, and my grandson was fascinated by all the little bones on the ground below that spot. My older grandson is 8 years, and had a great time – he said it was the best day ever! My younger grandson is 6 and just kept talking about ‘animals’, so Stephanie made a special effort to show off many farm animals, including great big pigs, miniature donkeys, and alpaca. She was well prepared with a birding book, illustrations, facts, and loaner binoculars.”

    Joetta, Washington
  • “Thanks so much for showing us what to look for and where to look!  We had the most wonderful adventure and we can’t stop talking about all we learned.”

    Ramona & Kevin, Washington
  • Stephanie was a joy. Well informed, very friendly, highly competent.

    Susan & Richard, Washington