This Olympic Peninsula Tour Operator will help you Experience Olympic

Long exposure of an Olympic Peninsula stream that gives the water a magical feel

Description of tour operator:  ExperienceOlympic

Biologist, teacher and passionate naturalist guide Carolyn Wilcox launched a small ecotourism company that makes it easy for people to share in a memorable experience in Olympic National Park.  You'll be picked up and dropped off in Port Angeles, WA for a North Olympic Peninsula tour.

ExperienceOlympic offers a variety of North Olympic Peninsula ecotours to popular places in and around the park including Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, the Elwha River, local tidepools, and other places rich in Olympic Peninsula biodiversity. Typical tours on the Olympic Peninsula involve six people maximum and as little or as much hiking as people want. For larger groups, Carolyn can be hired for her Olympic Peninsula guide service.

Hiker posing inside a very large Western Redcedar stump during their travels on the Olympic Peninsula

ExperienceOlympic is a tour operator offering fun as well as educational Olympic Peninsula tours. On Elwha River hiking and dam removal tours, for instance, participants learn how the river’s natural ecosystem is returning after Elwha Dam Removal. They’ll have the option of hiking beside the beautiful turquoise-colored river and learning about plants and animals that live in the area. In the spring it’s a good place to spot elk and sometimes bear, while in the fall salmon and mushrooms are plentiful.

As well as providing transportation for Washington State ecotourism, ExperienceOlympic provides wholesome snacks and lunches. It also loans binoculars (except while tide pooling), backpacks, hiking poles, snowshoes, water bottles and emergency clothing including raincoats, fleece jackets, gaiters, and hats to participants. The ExperienceOlympic tour gear listed above as well as the park entrance fees, are all included in the ecotour price.

Close-up of a furry orange and brown patterned butterfly with its wings spread out resting on the ground

“She thought of everything,” says Victoria-based travel writer Suzanne Morphet, who enjoyed an ecotour with ExperienceOlympic in the summer of 2013. “Carolyn was very well prepared and made our day worry-free. She also knows her stuff, identifying plants and birds we weren’t familiar with. And we got to relax and enjoy the views over the Elwha River while she made our picnic lunch.”  Read the opinions of other participants about ExperienceOlympic guided tours.

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How are Olympic Peninsula tour operators dependent on the conservation of biodiversity?

We'll hike among huge conifer trees like Western Redcedar and Douglas Fir: an unforgettable sight and central to our Olympic Peninsula tour.  Exploring a restored Elwha River might take us to a particular grove of maples, grassy meadow, berry patch, or amphibian pond that is a seasonal wildlife hotspot.  Learn more about Olympic Peninsula biodiversity and how your Washington State ecotourism adventure can be enhanced by an Olympic Peninsula tour.

Olympic Peninsula tour operator Carolyn Wilcox smiling with snow covered trees and mountains in the background

Who is Olympic Peninsula tour operator and wildlife guide Carolyn Wilcox?

Carolyn Wilcox has a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science and has enjoyed leading people into the field since 2003.  Friends and family members have sought out vacations with her based on her "people" skills, fun personality, and love for the natural world.  Consider hiring naturalist and hiking guide Carolyn Wilcox as your Olympic Peninsula tour operator!

Fawn following in mother deer's footprints seen while touring the Olympic Peninsula

What tour gear is provided by this Olympic Peninsula tour operator?

The best Olympic Peninsula tours offer the use of tour gear like binoculars, spotting scope, outdoor equipment like snowshoes, and clothing like raincoats.  ExperienceOlympic knows how changing weather results in changing gear needs and we are good at anticipating what you might need to be comfortable in an outdoor setting on any given day.  Also visit Olympic National Park hiking gear for a general list of what you should pack when hiking on the Olympic Peninsula.

Two smiling grandparents and their grandkids are excited to point out what they have discovered in an Olympic Peninsula tidepool

What do reviews say about this Olympic Peninsula tour operator?

ExperienceOlympic guided tour reviews connect you with the opinions of past participants.  Whether you read reviews on our site or third party sites like TripAdvisor, we value the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our participants and encourage you to further research the best tour operators on the Olympic Peninsula.

Olympic Peninsula tour operator Carolyn Wilcox smiling on Hurricane Ridge with the Olympic mountains in the background

What are some common questions concerning Olympic Peninsula tour operations?

An example of a Olympic Peninsula eco tour frequently asked question:

What are the destinations of North Olympic Peninsula tours?

Visit Olympic National Park Guided Ecotours to link to featured North Olympic Peninsula tour destinations.

Stunning view from Hurricane Ridge with late season snow as seen while traveling on the Olympic Peninsula.