Olympic National Park from Seattle

Olympic National Park Day Tour

It’s rugged. It’s massive. It’s stunning.
Unplug and explore the wild Northwest.

Though this 1,100 sq. mile National Park would take a lifetime to explore, we dive deep into some of the park’s highlights on this day trip. Olympic National Park is a UNESCO World-Heritage Site remarkable for its ecological diversity and expansive wilderness. This naturalist-guided tour takes you across Puget Sound by ferry to the northeast part of the Olympic Peninsula, where you’ll explore the moss-draped forests, azure lakes, and striking mountains that define the region.

Visit Hurricane Ridge to watch deer graze in the meadows, listen to the distinct shrill of a marmot, smell the intoxicating perfume of a summer wildflower field, or feel the snow crunch beneath your feet on a winter snowshoe. Continue west to the glacially-carved Lake Crescent, where you’ll explore the fern-filled forests that line its shores, venturing to Marymere Falls. Throughout the day your guide will chronicle how Olympic’s rugged isolation has produced such diverse and distinct ecosystems.

On days when weather closes access to Hurricane Ridge we may visit the tidepools on the North Coast or spend more ambling through forests and gravel flats of key salmon habitat in the Elwha Valley. Throughout the tour your guide will mix fascinating insights with opportunities for solitude as you come to appreciate Olympic National Park’s unique beauty. We’ll bring lots of food, coffee, tea and local wine!

Our small group Olympic National Park Day Tour is $229 per person before WA State Tax.  We’ll pick you up from your downtown hotel, AirBNB or rental!

We also offer beautiful private trips–give us a call or use the form at the bottom of the page to contact our team to find out more.

Join an Olympic N.P. Tour!
TIMING

7:30 am to 7:30 pm
We visit Olympic N.P. year-round.
We’ll call you the day before your trip to schedule a pickup!

GROUP SIZE

Our small group tours accommodate a maximum of ten travelers.
We’ll use a Mercedes Sprinter van or new Ford Transit to get around!

PRICE

$229 per person before WA State tax.

Private trips are available–give us a call or send us a note to find out more.

INCLUSIONS

We have the best guides in the Pacific Northwest.  They’ll bring plenty of food and drink, pay all entrance fees, and bring any gear you might need (like snowshoes).

Olympic National Park Tour Prices

We offer a few ways to explore.  For a larger group, we can often provide lower prices on a private tour (what?!).

winter season: private group tour

Starts at $900

November through April

  • Lowest prices in town to keep our guides in the field.
  • Don’t worry about the weather–we always have fun.
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small group Public Day tour

$229

before WA State tax

  • Our hard-working guides are the best in the West.
  • 10 travelers or fewer
  • We’ll bring lunch, drinks, and snacks!
  • We’ll pay entrance fees, etc.
  • We’ll pick you up!
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Summer season: private group tour

Starts at $1300

April through October

  • Customize your activities, destinations and speed.
  • We’ll take care of everything!
  • Most-affordable option for a group.
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At a glance…

Here are a few things that make our Olympic National Park tour unforgettable!

WE BRING EVERYTHING!

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…

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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!

GOING UP?

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.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Watch for Black-tail deer, Roosevelt elk, black bears, Hoary marmot, Water Oozels, and more

DID WE MENTION WATERFALLS?

Feel the cool mist of Marymere Falls or other waterfalls as they tumble over rocky cliffs

NATURAL HISTORY LESSON

Learn about the natural history of Olympic National Park and marvel at its diversity!

Check your dates in our Tour Availability Calendar.

Traveler Testimonials

Here is what travelers are saying about our Olympic National Park trip right now:

Our tour guide, Sean, to Olympic National Park, was excellent!! Walking encyclopedia. He picked us up from a downtown hotel & a short ride to the ferry downtown where he drove the van on. Light breakfast and hot beverages on the ferry and info on the plan for the day. Ferry ride is 30 minutes. 1 1/2 hour drive to the park then view stops (saw a bald eagle) and hurricane ridge where we walked up a somewhat steep trail to the top (saw marmots) Beautiful! Note: water is provided in a reusable bottle that you can fill through out the day. Off to Elwha valley to Madison Falls and a picnic lunch outside that was delicious! Wine is also offered. Even my picky 20 year old had grilled chicken to eat. Drove to Lake Crescent and an old growth forest that looks like Jurassic park with lichen covered huge trees and big ferns. Lots of bathroom breaks along the way and time to change based on the weather. Snacks also provided. Cookies after Crescent lake and a 2 hour drive back to the ferry. Sean’s enthusiasm was appreciated and it was great to see him be as excited as we were to see the animals and views. Sean even let us pick blackberries while we waited for the ferry. Sean was nice enough to drop us wherever we wanted downtown at the end of the tour. 12 hour day and we saw and did so much. Definitely worth doing!!!

Pamela S.

TripAdvisor, August 2018

If only I could give it 6 stars! Grandparents and two teenagers (13 & 15) set off on our private adventure with Sean! Every part of the trip was choreographed perfectly and well-planned for an excellent day on tour. His kindness to the “kids” was awesome responding to their spontaneous ideas of…let’s go find a farm with barns to photograph, food stops for hungry teenagers and the last-minute kayaking on Lake Crescent. His knowledge of all aspects of the peninsula was impressive. A great role model for the teens of how to be well-educated and enjoy your job experiences. The spectacular riverside lunch was delicious- my favorite. The office coordinator, Halee, arranged our tour and all staff were very attentive and understanding of our personal needs.

Samantha F.

TripAdvisor, August 2018

These trips were booked by our agent on our honeymoon in Seattle and they were excellent. Both guides on these trips (Mt. Rainier & Olympic National Parks) were knowledgeable of the local area and wildlife and each group was 8-10 in size so no one was left out. Coffee stops mid-morning on the journeys and lunch included were a welcome addition as were the cookies in the bus on the way home. When we moved to Portland we used Evergreen Escapes (as they have a team in Portland) again for a Columbia wine trip including hiking to find waterfalls. Highly recommended!

David W.

TripAdvisor, July, 2018

We took Evergreen Escapes day trip to Olympic National Park from Seattle. Everything about the day was fantastic! The tour guide picked us up from our hotel in Seattle early in the morning and took our group straight to the ferry to Bainbridge Island. On the ferry, a light breakfast was provided along with some background knowledge of the park. Our time at the park included time in Hurricane Ridge, a hike up Hurricane Hill (beautiful views he whole way), a lunch stop right next to the Elwha River, and time at Cresent Lake. The Hoh Rainforest is too far to include on this trip, but we felt like we had seen a great mix of the beautiful things found at the park. Lunch included a variety of chicken and salads, all served with a tablecloth and silverware at a picnic table in the shade. Our guide, Sean, was top notch. He has a lot of experience with the park having worked there in the past, so he knew so much about the park. He was also incredibly friendly and was a wonderful host for the day. We can not recommend this tour enough if you want a day trip to Olympic. It is such a beautiful place!

Tazi1221

TripAdvisor, June 2018

Maybe it’s time to unplug?

We’re grateful that technology brought you to our website…

…but we really just want to help you disconnect.  Take a day to use your cell phone as a camera, leave your laptop at home, and quit Twittering and Facebooking for just a bit.  Come and play outside!

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