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Savor the Biodiversity on Olympic National Park Guided Tours

Two people hiking towards the camera on a narrow Olympic National Park hiking trail through two old growth conifer trees, a douglas fir and western red cedar

Guiding nature lovers like you on wildlife tours to the Olympic mountains, forests, rivers, and coast since 2013 

Four images.  Top left a hiker looking up Large Douglas Fir Tree.  Top right chocolate lily.  Bottom left giant green anemone in a tidepool. Bottom Right Bull Roosevelt Elk with large antlers

Nature tours in Olympic National Park may focus on

Guided Hiking - at a nature-loving pace or sightseeing

Guided Tidepooling - looking for sea stars at low tide 

Guided Bird Watching - for newbie bird nerds, listers, and everyone in between

Guided Elwha River Restoration - return of native Pacific Northwest salmon and so much more 

8-Day Guided Hiking & Nature Tour Packages - focusing on wildflowers in June, birds in July, and tidepools in August

On all guided nature tours we will share knowledge and love for

native plants & ancient trees, birds, marine & terrestrial mammals and invertebrates, pollinators like bumblebees, the salmon life cycle, fungi & lichen, amphibians & snakes, and edible biology

With expertise in education, ecology, and conservation biology, we hope to provide safe, fun, and enriching outdoor experiences for everyone, including 

international visitors, children, older adults, immigrants, BIPOC, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ+, women, survivors, people with disabilities or limited mobility, and all those who have been marginalized and may be targeted because of who we are.

A woman with sunglasses smiles with snowclad mountains and a black-tailed deer browsing in a subalpine meadow
A Makah Elder with red and black regalia looks through a spotting scope towards Tatoosh Island and the lighthouse from Cape Flattery

We recognize that the Klallam, Makah, Quileute, and Hoh peoples have been caring for the land we visit since time immemorial.

A wall of purple, orange, and brown Common Sea Stars, Giant Green Anemones, and other intertidal animals colorfully decorate a large boulder during a low tide in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is known as 'Three Parks in One' - Coast, Mountains, and Rainforest. Ochre Sea Stars and Giant Green Anemones dot boulders on the coast and are best observed on a guided tidepooling tour.

A male sooty grouse (formerly blue grouse) is hooting and displaying his yellow throat patch and spreading his tail like a peacock

The easiest location to view the Olympic mountains is at Hurricane Ridge. Sooty Grouse is one of our Pacific Northwest bird specialties that we can choose to seek out on guided birding tours.

Head and shoulder shot of a female Roosevelt Elk with a glossy brown neck and lighter brown face and body stands with mossy trees in the background

Olympic National Park was almost named 'The Elk National Park'. It is both an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site because of protected old-growth forest ecosystems perfect for guided hikes

Four people hiking on a small trail in the subalpine towards Hurricane Ridge and the snowclad Olympic mountains

Experience Olympic is a woman-owned and operated Port Angeles ecotourism company.  

Latest

8-Day Guided Hiking & Nature Tour Packages

We are offering 8 day/7 night guided tour packages focusing on wildflowers (June 5-12), birds (July 10-17), or tidepools (August 15-22).

Swallowtail Butterfly Explosion

2023 was a good year for all three species of swallowtail butterfly on the Olympic Peninsula. The Pale Swallowtail is the one photographed on a cedar branch.

RIP Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge

The Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge burned down on May 7, 2023, limiting access and natural interpretation of subalpine ecology at Hurricane Ridge.

Fairy Barf Lichen, Hoh Rainforest

A common name for this pale green with pink poka dot lichen (Icmadophila ericetorum) is Fairy Barf. Can you imagine Tinkerbell with an upset stomach?