Key Details: Full-Day Tour from Seattle
Tour Duration: 12 hours
Tour Timing: 7:30a to 7:30p
Tour Group Size: Ten or fewer. Private Olympic National Park tours are available (including trips for larger groups).
Hotel Pickups: Yes. We offer tour pickups at any downtown Seattle location and a centralized pickup on Bainbridge Island and in Port Angeles.
Tour Meals: Coffee & tea, light breakfast, substantial organic lunch with local wine, snacks, water, sparkling water, etc. readily available all day.
Olympic National Park Tour – Additional Details
Explore diverse & stunning environments on foot: old-growth trees, bubbling springs, high lakes, rivers, valleys, glaciers, and (in the summer) flower-strewn mountain meadows. Don’t forget your sturdy shoes!
Journey to Hurricane Ridge to take in views of the Salish Sea, wildflowers in the late summer, massive snowfalls in the winter and a visitors center wrapped by jagged mountain peaks.
Watch for Black-tail deer, Roosevelt elk, black bears, Hoary marmots, Water Oozels, and more.
Savor a fresh, local, family-style lunch with local wines (included with tour price). We’ll also bring local coffee to press, tea, a light breakfast, and plenty of water and sparkling water for the day! Don’t worry about a thing…
Feel the cool mist of Marymere Falls or other waterfalls as they tumble over rocky cliffs.
Learn about the natural history of Olympic National Park and marvel at its diversity! It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.
7:00a - Downtown pick-ups begin.
7:30a - Downtown pick-ups end.
7:55a - Ferry departs Seattle. We'll likely press coffee, make tea, and have a light breakfast on the ferry with a water view. Restrooms available on the ferry.
8:30a - Ferry arrives on Bainbridge Island.
From here, the course of your day can go so many ways. Your guide will combine group preferences, weather considerations, mixed ecosystems and highlights, crowd avoidance, and more to create a lovely day. No two trips are the same!
10:00a - Arrive in Port Angeles, WA. From here your guide will likely decide to head up to Hurricane Ridge first or continue west to the Lake Crescent area. In this itinerary we'll make the alpine our primary goal, enter the National Park in Port Angeles, and drive up to famed Hurricane Ridge.
10:30a - Arrive at Hurricane Ridge. Head to the visitor's center to use the restroom and prepare for an alpine walk before lunch. Likely walk length is one to three miles. After a walk browse interpretive info, photograph flowers (or snow), get your Park's passport stamped, or find a quick gift for a loved one back home while your guide sets up lunch. If the weather is decent you'll enjoy a meal outdoors. In winter, we'll likely opt for a comfortable spot inside if the weather is snowy or cold.
1:15p - We'll set off down the mountain - destined for another walkabout or two at lower elevations in other sections of the park (like the Elwha River Valley, Salt Creek, or Lake Crescent). All told, you might walk two to four miles in the afternoon (depending on your other activities).
4:00p - Around 4:00 we'll start to head for the ferry.
6:15p - Bainbridge ferry begins loading.
6:30p - Ferry departs Bainbridge Island for downtown Seattle. Grab your cameras!
7:15p - We'll drop travelers off where we found them (or another preferred spot nearby).
⭐ Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your downtown accommodations (hotel, AirBNB, rental, etc.).
⭐ A local, TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' naturalist guide. We guarantee you'll love your trip leader!
⭐ No additional charges during your day. We cover everything you'll need during our tours (meals, drinks, entrance fees, permits, ferry charges, wine tasting fees, fuel, etc.).
⭐ Sleep in a little - we'll bring a light breakfast generally including French-pressed local coffee (roasted by Herkimer), tea, bakery, fruit.
⭐ A gorgeous local picnic. We even bring linens, plates, silverware, and wine glasses to set up lunch somewhere lovely. Our offerings change frequently/seasonally - but often includes chicken, green salads, grain or pasta salads, dessert. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions - we can accommodate most needs if we're aware of them prior to 24 hours of your tour start.
⭐ Local wine with lunch.
⭐ Plenty of readily available snacks, water, La Croix sparkling water, and more throughout the day.
⭐ Comfortable transportation in brand new Ford Transit vans or Mercedes Sprinter vans. Most of our vehicles are built for 15 people - we only open ten seats per trip to leave plenty of space.
⭐ We provide any gear needed (like snowshoes for Mt. Rainier or Olympic National Parks in the winter).
⭐ Additional warm clothing is available upon request.
Approximate Pick-up Start time: 7:00a
Downtown Pick-up End time: 7:30a
Generally, our last pickup each tour occurs at the Hotel Monaco in Seattle. This isn't always the case - so check with us - but we consider it a default location for anyone staying outside of downtown. Let our team know where you're staying and we'll do everything we can to make your pickup as easy as possible.
Other considerations: We're happy to offer several centralized pickup options en route to the National Park upon request. On our Olympic tour we can offer pick-ups at:
Seaside Station, Bainbridge Island. 220 Olympic Dr SE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Olympic Lodge, Port Angeles.140 S Del Guzzi Dr, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Are you looking to make your Olympic National Park adventure even more intimate and comfortable? We offer beautiful private tours led by the Northwest's best field educators.
Prices below are before WA Sales Tax (10.1%). To inquire about private trip dates, give us a call!
⭐ 1 person: $1250/person
⭐ 2 people: $675/person
⭐ 3 people: $483.33/person
⭐ 4 people: $387.50/person
⭐ 5 people: $330/person
⭐ 6 people: $291.67/person
⭐ 7 people: $264.29/person
⭐ 8 people: $243.75/person
⭐ 9 people: $227.78/person
⭐ 10 people: $215/person
⭐ 11 people: $204.55/person
⭐ 12 people: $195.83/person
Please contact us for groups larger than 12 travelers for a custom quote. Groups larger than 12 generally require a second van, second guide, etc.
Olympic National Park Tour – Traveler Testimonials
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