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Skagit Farm to Pint Passport

Skagit Valley’s deep and fertile alluvial soils are rated by USDA as among the best in the world.  The Skagit Valley farmer’s grow the barley varietals, Skagit Valley Malting takes these new varieties to bring out taste and flavor, and then all 10 of the Skagit Valley Breweries use the malt to make great craft beer.

The Skagit Farm to Pint Passport Tour includes a map and passport to collect stamps.  Once you have collected 10 stamps, you are awarded with a pint glass at the last brewery you visit.

Skagit Valley is also home to a Brewing Academy, fields of Barley and three Brewery Festivals: Bier on the Pier (October), Brew on the Slough (October) and the Brew Fest on the Skagit (August). 

Tulip Festival Tours

Looking for a convenient way to attend the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival?  Have you thought about looking into tulip festival tours?  We have consolidated a list of tulip festival tours with links to their website for the most up-to-date tour information.

Whale Watching Tours

whalewatchingThe San Juan Islands provide one of the best whale watching opportunities anywhere in the world, offering protected waters and a huge variety of wildlife, which include our three pods of resident Orca whales. Anacortes is known as the “Home Port” to the San Juan Islands and is the perfect departure point for whale watching and wildlife cruises. Situated in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands provide calm waters (sea-sickness is very rare!), sunny skies, and an incredible backdrop for your whale watch adventures. Only 80 miles north of Seattle, we are connected to the Washington mainland by bridges so visitors can drive directly to us for wildlife viewing.  Looking for a Skagit tour idea – add whale watching to the top of your list!

If you are visiting the northwest or are lucky enough to live here, don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Featured Websites:
Anacortes Chamber of Commerce – Whale Watching Tours

Deception Pass Jet Boat Tours

deception_pass_toursDeception Pass is one of the most visited attractions in Washington.  Learn about Deception Pass, the Bridge and surrounding area on this amazing tour aboard the “Island Whaler.” Enjoy the thrill of the fast jet boat through Deception Pass with a knowledgeable interpreter.

Captain Brett is a U.S. Coast Guard certified captain and would like to share this exciting and picturesque setting with you, while exploring the shores and waters of the surrounding area. Take a unique ride on a seated open deck boat and enjoy a 360° unobstructed view as we pass through the waters of Deception Pass on a one hour tour. Also, look for wildlife such as bald eagles, seals, porpoises and maybe an occasional whale. We may not have Nessee or Champ, but we have the world’s largest Pacific Octopus. Learn the tales of characters who navigated these waters and the splendor of this National Historic Landmark.

 Kayaking and SUP Tours

r9Sea kayaking the San Juan Islands is convenient, affordable, and rewarding when you depart from Anacortes.

  • Easy to drive from Seattle, Washington—just 90 minutes.
  • Beautiful San Juan Islands shorelines.
  • Fun and friendly sea kayak guides.
  • No Kayaking Experience Necessary!

Anacortes offers several choices of sea kayaking adventures to choose from. With both families, and seasoned travelers in mind, our tour companies have created a variety of sea kayak tours to match your needs, budget, and available time. Whether you are looking for a kayaking day trip, a family kayak tour, or a longer multi day sea kayaking expedition, Anacortes is a great place to start.

Join us on a sea kayaking trip and enjoy an incredible day as we search for Porpoise, Seals, Eagles, Orca Whales, and much more!

Featured Websites:
Anacortes Chamber of Commerce – Kayak Tours

Hiking, Wildflowers, Tulips, Birding

Skagit Guided Adventures offers tours from the Salish Sea to the North Cascades in small group nature tours and guided day hikes around Mt Baker, the North Cascades, Washington State Parks and Skagit County.

Rafting Tours

Skagit Valley recently was rated by Sunset Magazine as the #5 place in the Western United States for a unique rafting trip – be sure to add this to your Skagit tours itinerary!

Mt Baker Climbing Tours

At 10,781 feet Mount Baker is truly one of the most picturesque mountains in all the Cascade Range. Baker has the second largest glacial system in the lower 48 States second only to that of Mount Rainier. In 1998 Mt. Baker’s annual snowfall exceeded the world record held on Mount Rainier since the early 1970′s with an amount of 95-feet. The mountain is the third-highest mountain in Washington State and the fifth-highest in the Cascade Range. Climbing Mt Baker presents a fantastic objective for those seeking a challenging climb in a pristine alpine environment.

Climbing Tours meet in Sedro-Woolley.

Featured Website: Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce – NW Mountain Shop & Guides

Skagit Tours

skagit toursLooking for an outdoor getaway this summer? Visit the rich beauty of the North Cascades through Skagit Tours, brought to you by Seattle City Light.

Skagit Tours provides a recreational and educational experience for people of all ages. You can choose from four different tours and register for an array of leisure activities throughout the Skagit area:  Diablo Lake Boat Tours, North Cascades Explorer Tours, Powerhouse Tours, and Newhalem Walking Tours.

Featured Website:  Seattle City Light – Skagit Tours