Highlights / General details
Discover in a day the peninsula’s treasured Olympic National Park with a naturalist at your side. Large and varied, you may find yourself hiking through the country’s oldest forests down to prehistoric-looking beaches while catching views of the dramatic Olympic Range. In adventure-outfitted vehicles, you may climb up to Hurricane Ridge for a panorama of jagged peaks, alpine meadows and the sea.
Pick-up and Drop-off at your Downtown Seattle Hotel.
Travel in adventure-outfitted luxury Mercedes Van or Crossover.
Highly qualified naturalist Escape Artist guide and commentary.
Cascadian Safari lunch.
Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour.
All entry fees.
Short interpretive nature walk or snowshoe (snowshoes in winter).
Hours of operation
Available: Sunday, Friday (year round), Wednesday (May 15 - September 30); Departs at 7:30am. No tour departures on: Christmas Day, New Years Day, 26 Nov 2015, 24 Nov 2016.
Tour is approximately 11.5 hours.
We are able to pick up at any hotel or location in Downtown Seattle – North of King Street, South of Roy Street, and West of Interstate 5.
The Olympic Peninsula is a microcosm of Northwest ecosystems! Here you find remote beaches littered with tide-scoured cedar logs alongside the country’s oldest forests and one of the state’s most dramatic mountain ranges. The options are endless, and your senses will never rest.
The Peninsula harbors some of the greatest true wilderness left in the contiguous United States, including a lush temperate rain forest. Sixteen species of plants and animals evolved here and nowhere else. We will catch sight of a waterfall or two as well as take a few short interpretive nature walks.
Along the scenic loop is the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Your naturalist guide will lead you out onto the sand spit that hooks out into the strait to an old lighthouse, spotting for birds all along the way. In Spring and Fall thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds descend on the shallow waters protected by the spit!
Next we climb up to Hurricane Ridge, a mountain citadel that puts you at the edge of the parks exceptionally jagged peaks. We watch for wildlife, too; Olympic marmots and black-tailed deer often show up, and black bear are fairly common. From the meadows at the summit take in a superb 360-degree view that embraces the surrounding mountains, the strait, the San Juan Islands.
Children must be at least 6 years of age to participate.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**