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8-Day Guided Tidepooling Tour Package 8/15-8/22

A rock wall of common sea stars, seaweed, giant green anemone and more seen during a lowtide on the Pacific Coast of Olympic National Park
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In addition to our flexible-scheduled year-round private day tours, we offer very small group hiking and nature tour packages that are 8 days and 7 nights.

We'll visit the highlights of a vacation to Olympic National Park while focusing on a shared passion for birds. 
We've planned all the details, so please join us. Email us today at and we will send you an expression of interest form.
Each tour will have no more than five participants who will be prioritized by the date an expression of interest form is received. 

Tidepooling can be described as the act of finding and learning about intertidal organisms left behind during a low tide and includes sea stars, anemones, coraline algae, hermit crabs, tidepool sculpins, chitons, and nudibranchs. Besides pools of water in rock or sand, the sides of large boulders are often a refugia worth investigating as well because vertical surfaces are often in safe zones from foot traffic and the Sun. We will also visit a mudflat at low tide, which is home to shellfish, eelgrass, moonsnails, bivalves, and large crabs. The timing of our trip coincides with the last of the negative low tide series of our summer dry season. We will visit two local aquariums, and to round-out a trip to Olympic National Park we’ll visit not-to-miss locations in the mountains and rainforest. We’ll enjoy wildlife large and small during the early morning hours of tidepool exploration. 

August 15 – Arrival to Port Angeles (transportation from the Seattle Airport). Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles

August 16 – Hurricane Ridge mountain vista & Feiro Marine Life Center. Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles

August 17 – Puget Sound tidepooling and Port Townsend Aquarium. Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles

August 18 – Salish Sea tidepooling and Lake Crescent’s Marymere Falls. Forks Motel

August 19 – La Push Beach tidepooling, coastal forest, & Hoh Rainforest. Forks Motel

August 20 – Kalaloch Beach tidepooling, seastacks, and sea otters. Forks Motel

August 21 – Rialto Beach, Hole-in-the-Wall, and Sol Duc Falls. Forks Motel

August 22 – Elwha River Restoration, Departure on Clallam Transit’s 123 express bus at 12:30 PM

Experience Olympic hiking and nature tours start and end in Port Angeles, Washington (accessible without needing to rent a car).
Cost is $2,500 per person, based on double occupancy ($3,500 single occupancy).
Cost includes accommodations, transportation, entrance & museum or aquarium fees, and guide service.
Cost does not include food costs, trip insurance, and travel to and from Port Angeles on the day the tour starts and ends. We will help you organize your own private or public transportation to/from Seattle, WA.