Join Naturalist Journeys and local guide Woody Wheeler for our Olympic Peninsula nature tour. This Pacific Northwest nature tour includes time to explore the rugged Washington State Pacific coast, which forms the Olympic National Park’s western boundary. Walk remote, quiet beaches near Puget Sound, explore tide pools, and discover a number of bays and harbors, including Neah Bay and Cape Flattery. During the journey, we spend two cozy nights at Lake Quinault Lodge, three nights at Lake Crescent Lodge, and finally two nights in the artsy town of Port Townsend. This exceptional tour offers a combination of birding, scenery, hiking, wildlife, culture, and cuisine that’s hard to beat!

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge for your chance to spot 40+ bird species, including Anna’s and Rufous Hummingbirds, Common Yellowthroat, and Bewick’s Wren
  • Spend time at the scenic Lake Quinault Lodge, nestled on the water's edge in a lush, temperate rainforest
  • Hike through Sitka Spruce forest to a beautiful Pacific beach, with views of incredible sea stacks
  • Walk through one of the world's wettest places: the western side of Olympic National Park
  • Travel high into the Olympic Mountains to see wind-sculpted pygmy trees and myriad wildflowers
  • Explore Cape Flattery and Neah Bay, the westernmost point of the continental United States
  • Hike the Dungeness Spit overlooking Puget Sound

Photo credits: Banner: Scoping Tufted Puffins at Cape Flattery, courtesy Woody Wheeler; California Quail, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Rialto Beach by Woody Wheeler; Naturalist Journeys Group x2 by Woody Wheeler; Olympic Marmot by Carol Simon; Snowy Plover by Greg Smith; Olympic Group, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Beach Rocks, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Tufted Puffin, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Cascade Mountains, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Steller's Jay by Peg Abbott; Whidbey Fort, Naturalist Journeys Stock.