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Watch us!! We are adding more great events to our 2013 schedule…. don’t miss out!

“We enjoyed the trip so much, that we will suggest your adventure trips to everyone in the area!” 

Expeditions NW has created a variety of signature cruise options for the Northwest Explorer called the Explorer Series. Each Explorer Series cruise is created with a sense for adventure and discovery.

“We commend you on giving us more than we ever expected.”

Our NW Adventure Cruises can take you away for a relaxing Sunset Harbor cruise or an overnight expedition exploring the local lighthouses, wildlife and “Island Time” of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

“We look forward to going on another tour with you”

To view details of ANY cruise, click on that cruise via the “Calendar” drop down at the top of this page. Or, call for details of any of our cruises ….or create your own private adventure for your group or organization… calling 360/452-6210.

2013 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Cruise
This year’s day trip to the tulip fields will be April 20th. We’ll depart from Port Angeles on our journey to the festival site at La Conner, Washington, sailing the Salish Sea in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and cruising through Deception Pass. The day’s adventure includes breakfast aboard, deluxe motorcoach ground transportation and entry fees to each of the two tulip fields, with soup, croissant and dessert on your way back to Port Angeles.

20 - Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Day Cruise - 7:00 am to 8 pm


Harbor Cruises for 2013
Created by Ediz Hook, a natural sand spit, the calm waters of Port Angeles harbor combine with the spectacular backdrop of the Olympic mountains to provide a natural setting for a series of harbor cruises planned throughout the 2013 sailing season. Each harbor cruise is created to provide fun and relaxation as well as impart interesting information and background on the intricate operations of a working commercial and recreational harbor – from deep draft vessels at anchor, to working pilot and tug boats, to the salmon fish farm, to world-class yacht building, you’ll see the harbor as you’ve never seen it before.
12 - Wine, Women & Water!!! - 6 pm to 9 pm
12 – Sunset Crab Cruise!! – 6 pm to 8:30 pm


The Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands provide some of the best opportunities for marine bird & wildlife viewing in the world, offering a variety of wildlife which include whales, seals, puffins, auklets and other forms of marine life that frequent our waters. These adventure cruises depart from Port Angeles harbor and explore the bountiful waters of the Northwest and the nesting birds on Protection Island and Dungeness Spit.
July 19 – Protection Island Cruise - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Recently proclaimed a National Monument, and Rated #2 on New York Times List: 41 Places to Go in 2011, the San Juan Islands are as much fun to get to as they are to experience. Explore the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca while you watch for the resident orca pods on your journey to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Once landed, you will experience ‘island time’ as you discover unique shops, museums, and dining options. These full day cruises offer the best of two worlds: marine wildlife viewing while cruising and island exploring in the afternoon. Check our calendar for cruise details:
Educational Eco Cruises….
The Pacific Northwest and the Olympic Peninsula is rich in history, offering unique areas for us to explore. In 2011 History was made when the removal of two dams on the Elwha began. As we did in 2011, we will be returning to the mouth of the Elwha River to view the changes that have occurred over the past two years.
 September 15 - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
“What a fun, pleasurable trip…I loved it…Thank You…The wine and chocolate were great!”

Our 2012 Wine, Women & Water Cruise Was A Success!
Quickly becoming a tradition, don’t miss our 3rd Annual WWW
Mark Your Calendar for July 12, 2013

“This event was a delight…Views of Port Angeles and the harbor that we have never seen before…Lovely evening cruise…wonderful wines and cheeses…” 

So much fun….Met some great ladies…Good wine…”

and a Rave from the Peninsula Daily News“HUGE, RAVE TO Expeditions NW, Olympic Cellars winery, Necessities & Temptations and Renaissance for a fabulous “Girls Night Out” cruise. Thanks to all who made this cruise possible and all the wonderful ladies on board.”


Unleashing The Elwha ~ Wild & Free!!
 September 15, 2013 – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm 

This is an adventure no one should miss! Following our 2011 trip to the mouth of the Elwha River (which coincided with the largest dam removal and river restoration project in U.S. history), we received a number of requests to revisit the shoreline up to the mouth of the river to explore changes occurring as the river renews itself. The speed with which the project progressed once demolition actually began and the impressive way the river is re-establishing itself will amaze you! Our crew will provide you with background on the project as you cruise to the river mouth.
2011 Unleashing The Elwha Cruise comments:
The American Rivers Board of Directors spent three wonderful days in the Port Angeles area. We enjoyed a variety of activities during that time, but for many of my board members, Unleashing the Elwha cruise was the highlight of their weekend. It was beautiful, fun, exciting, and educational. By the way Expeditions NW was truly a delight to work with….and could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Who could ask for more? Thank you for giving my board members and me an unforgettable experience.”   Joellen Shiffman – Director, Executive & Board Services – American Rivers
“I can’t imagine working with more accommodating, more supportive people…It is rare to board an excursion like yours that is so personalized to the client (and I get on a lot of boats).  Because I was behind a camera for the most part, I wasn’t able to fully participate in the cruise as much as I would have liked, but I could hear the guest speakers, who were all educational and entertaining…Bravo, Expeditions NW! And, you also order great weather :)”   Jennifer Galvin, Sc.D., M.P.H. – Reel Blue / Thoreau Foundation

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