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Join Naturalist Journeys for our Classic Olympic Peninsula nature tour. This Pacific Northwest nature tour includes time to explore the ruggedly beautiful Washington State Pacific coast, which forms the Olympic National Park’s western boundary. Stroll 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 tuck in for 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 Washington 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
  • Relax at the scenic Lake Quinault Lodge, nestled on the water's edge in a lush, temperate rainforest
  • Walk through Sitka Spruce forest to a beautiful Pacific beach, with views of incredible sea stacks
  • Hike 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
  • Take time to explore the Dungeness Spit overlooking Puget Sound
  • Cape Flattery, Pacific Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, Washington, Naturalist Journeys

    Cape Flattery by Woody Wheeler

  • Chickadee, Pacific Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, Washington, Naturalist Journeys

    Chickadee, Naturalist Journeys Stock

  • Sea Otter, Pacific Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, Washington, Naturalist Journeys

    Sea Otter by Greg Smith

  • Snowy Plover, Pacific Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, Washington, Naturalist Journeys

    Snowy Plover by Greg Smith

  • Black-tailed Deer, Pacific Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, Washington, Naturalist Journeys

    Black-tailed Deer by Woody Wheeler

  • Upper Dungeness, Pacific Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, Washington, Naturalist Journeys

    Upper Dungeness by Woody Wheeler

  • Hiking, Pacific Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, Washington, Naturalist Journeys

    Hiking, Naturalist Journeys Stock

Browse below for trip reports and species lists from past versions of this and other tours from this destination.

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Photo credits: Banner: Scoping Tufted Puffins at Cape Flattery, courtesy Woody Wheeler; Common Murre, Peg Abbott; Rialto Beach by Woody Wheeler; Naturalist Journeys Group x2 by Woody Wheeler; Olympic Marmot by Carol Simon; Olympic Group, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Beach Rocks, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Tufted Puffin, Greg Smith; Cascade Mountains, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Steller's Jay by Peg Abbott; Whidbey Fort, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Rufous Hummingbird, Greg Smith; Sea Otter, Greg Smith; Black Turnstone, Greg Smith; Beach Rocks, NJ Stock; Townsend's Warbler, Steve Wolfe; Dungeness River Audubon Center, Woody Wheeler; Dungeness Spit NWR, Woody Wheeler; Green-winged Teal, Tom Dove; Violet-green Swallow, Steve Wolfe; Red-winged Blackbird, Greg Smith; Cape Flattery, Woody Wheeler; Chickadee, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Sea Otter, Greg Smith; Snowy Plover, Greg Smith; Black-tailed Deer, Woody Wheeler; Upper Dungeness, Woody Wheeler; Hiking, Naturalist Journeys Stock.

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