Skagit (SKAD-jit) is the name of a group of Coast Salish Peoples who once thrived in northwestern Washington. In Skagit County, the Skagit River runs through Skagit Valley emptying its waters into Skagit Bay.
Driving from Seattle or Bellingham/Vancouver to Anacortes: I5 – Exit 230 – SR20 West – Anacortes.
Driving from Seattle or Bellingham/Vancouver to Mount Vernon: I5 – Exit 226.
Public transportation from Seattle, Vancouver, Bellingham or the San Juan Islands to Mount Vernon, Burlington or Anacortes:
Amtrak schedule https://www.amtrak.com/train-schedules-timetables
Airporter Shuttle http://www.airporter.com/schedules/schedules-western-wa#ana
Sound Transit, Seattle to Everett http://www.soundtransit.org/schedules/ST-Express-Bus/510/weekday/outbound
Anacortes, La Conner & Mt Vernon offer a variety of accommodations to choose from: bed & breakfasts,airbnbs, inns, hotels and motels, as well as many other activities to enhance your experience in NW Washington and the Great PNW! Visit Experience Anacortes and Visit Skagit Valley for all these options.
For a farmstay, we recommend Blanchard Mountain Farm https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17046496 .
Pick-up locations include: hotels, motels, B&Bs, Airbnbs, marinas and residences in Anacortes & La Conner, Anacortes & Bellingham Ferry Docks, Airporter Shuttle locations, and Mount Vernon & Bellingham Amtrak Stations.
Fee may apply to some pick-up locations depending on the Adventure.
Times will be arranged 48hrs prior to Adventure, via email or phone.
A small group, of up to 6 Adventurers, gives you a more intimate connection with nature, a more personalized service from your Adventure Guide, flexibility to modify the itinerary to accommodate your particular interests, and minimizes your impact on the environment.
A clean and comfortable Toyota minivan, co-piloted by Sebastian.
- snacks or lunch according to length of Adventure
- comfortable walking or tennis shoes
- sturdy hiking boots & backpack, if hiking
- sturdy and warm winter hiking boots, if snowshoeing
- synthetic, moisture-wicking layers (not cotton or jeans) and full rain gear (certain times) of year, if hiking or snowshoeing
- scent-free sunscreen (otherwise provided)
- natural bug repellent (otherwise provided)
- completed/signed forms & waivers
- medical insurance card
- cell phone
- binoculars, if birdwatching
- passport, if you are not from the USA
Spring: 40s-50s, intermittent rain
Summer: 60s-80s, occasional or no rain
Fall: 40s-50s, intermittent rain, snow possible
Winter: 30s-40s, intermittent rain, snow
Call/email us to get an updated weather forecast for your Adventure area.
Subject matters include: the natural & cultural history, geology, marine and terrestrial habitats, flora and fauna, and the “nowadays ways of life” of NW Washington depending on the Adventure and your curiosity.
Adventures are booked on a first come first served basis. As soon as one is booked, others listed on the same day will be cancelled. If you don’t see your Adventure listed on a particular day, check for alternate dates in the Calendar.
Adventures cancelled by guests within:
7 days – may either re-schedule or forfeit the tour at no additional fee. SGA will use those funds to sponsor a low-income Latino Family Adventure.
8 days or longer – will be refunded 50%. SGA will use those funds to sponsor a low-income Latino Family Adventure.
If Skagit Guided Adventures cancels the tour and if your Adventure cannot be re-scheduled, you will be refunded 100%.
Skagit Guided Adventures reserves the right to substitute, modify or terminate the tour if weather or other unforeseen circumstances compromise the safety of the group.
Yes, please contact me.
Yes, all Adventures can be guided in Spanish. Hablo Espanol!
Yes, a 10% discount is offered for groups of 5 or 6 Adventurers.