Olympic National Park is well known for having several different ecosystems to explore: subalpine forest, wildflower meadows, temperate rain-forest, and the rugged Pacific Shore. This twelve-hour tour allows you to sample each of these systems with the added advantage of having an experienced guide to answer any questions that may arise. Come explore tide pools along the coastal beaches, roam among old-growth forest, trek atop mountain ridges with breathtaking vistas and stand by glacier-birthed rivers and lakes. The tour begins on a leisurely ferry boat ride over the Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula. Our first stop will usually find us at Hurricane Ridge where you will hike to an incredible view of the valley below and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. We will move on to Crescent Lake, Marymere Falls, Sol Duc Valley, and time permitting, a sandy beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Hiking distance and duration of tour is customizable to your groups needs.
April – October (Customizable)
- Hurricane Ridge: Views of the Olympic Mountains from a mile high, Hiking, food, gift shop, wildlife, seasonal snowshoeing
- Crescent Lake: A gorgeous, glacier carved lake that is so clear you can see down to the bottom of the lake. Trails are lined with tall mossy trees adding to the serenity of the forest. A national park lodge is located here and it is a nice place to relax or rent a kayak or other boat.
- Salt Creek Recreation Area: Sea-stack rock formations and tide pools with a great beach. Stop depends on the tide.
- Elwah River: Optional stops depending the day, waterfalls, big trees, the largest dam removal and wildlife rehabilitation project in the world.
- Sol Duc Valley: Optional stop depending on the day featuring Sol Duc Falls, Salmon Cascades and old growth forest.
- Seattle Ferry Terminal: Ferry rides, round trip. ride across Puget Sound to access the Peninsula where to National Park is. See wildlife and great views of the Islands and Downtown Seattle.
Things to know before you go
- Hotel pickup: We pick up and drop off in the greater Seattle and SeaTac area.
- What’s Included: Air-conditioned vehicle, round trip ferry ride, park entrance and ferry fees
- What’s Excluded: Meals are not provided; be sure to bring a sack lunch or money to purchase food/snacks. Gratuity is appreciated and graciously accepted
- What to Wear: Dress in layers, be prepared for a possible 30-degree temperature change, hiking boots or shoes with good tread preferably waterproof. Walking sticks are encouraged.
- Additional Information: Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level. Not recommended for passengers with back problems, heart or other serious medical conditions. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guides route can vary based on weather and road conditions and will make necessary changes to enhance your Olympic Park tour experience. Minimum number of reservations to book the Private National Park Tour is 7 passengers.
- Cancellation policy: In order to receive a refund reservation must be cancelled by guest at least 7 days prior to your departure date.