Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, San Juan Islands and Mt Baker Volcano Scenic Tours or Design Your Own Scenic Tour
Here you will find a sampling of our scenic tours. We have more options for you by clicking on Scenic. What a perfect way to take in Spring in the Pacific Northwest!
San Juan Islands Day Trip
This three hour day trip incorporates the flying portions of the aerial tour plus a two hour stop at either Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor on San Juan Island, or Eastsound on Orcas Island. Peruse the shops of scenic downtown Friday Harbor or enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants overlooking the bustling port while watching the ferries come and go. Visit historic Roche Harbor, home of the Hotel de Haro, built in 1886. This popular resort has long been a favorite of celebrities from Theodore Roosevelt to John Wayne. Explore VisitsSanJuans.com for San Juan Islands day trip planning.
If you sometimes long for a time when life was simpler, more tranquil, and slower paced, you’ll be enchanted by Friday Harbor’s ambiance —a charming, walk-able seaport built on a hill leading up from the harbor . . . small, friendly stores and restaurants . . . a refreshing absence of fast-food chains . . . a place where you’re likely to recognize your smiling grocery store clerk onstage at the community theater or in the band that plays Sundays at the Port, and where three cars at a stop sign is a traffic jam. But most of the coffee shops offer wireless, a number of restaurants boast world-class chefs, the Palace Theater shows first-run movies, and Smart cars have replaced horse-drawn buggies.
Roche Harbor Resort is a picturesque, full-service resort with historic and contemporary accommodations, gardens, marina, restaurant, store and spa. The Hotel de Haro is the state’s oldest continually operating hotel, and its 20 rooms have hosted stays for visitors since 1886, with a fascinating display in the lobby of resort history. Roche Harbor is host to some of the most unique experiences in the Pacific Northwest, a place where you can interact with the beauty around you during your San Juan Island day trip.
At the center of Orcas Island, at the top of a beautiful fjord, Eastsound is a walker’s village, alive with art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and visitor attractions. Enjoy strolling among historic homes and buildings from the 1880s and picnicking on the village green, summer home of the Saturday Farmers’ Market and live music performances. In the heart of town lies the not-to-be-missed Orcas Island Historical Museum, bursting with island artifacts and photos, with six settlers’ cabins on the grounds. The Funhouse Commons and Orcas Center are a short walk just north of the village. **
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – See It From The Air and See It All!
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30. Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. Why not skip the crowds this year and see the tulips from the air with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival flight tours!
Because the festival is designed as a driving tour for the visitor as there is no one “site” that you go to for your visit, an aerial tour is a perfect way to see all the fields with none of the traffic. The farmers of Skagit Valley raise tulips as an agricultural crop and the hundreds of acres of blooming flowers are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley.
As the festival continues on its journey – now for 30 years – the Skagit Valley welcomes people from across the United States and from around the world. The beauty of the flowers truly transcends differences, bringing cultures, ages and diverse lifestyles together to marvel at nature’s creation. In 2014 the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival was proud to greet visitors from all 50 states and from 82 foreign countries. **
Mt Baker Volcano Tours
Towering 10,778 feet above downtown Bellingham, Mt. Baker is Washington State’s youngest and northern-most member of the Cascade Volcanic Arc. With eruptions recorded as recently as the 19th century, guests on this one hour tour view the active steam vents of Sherman Crater just south of the main summit. Overfly the 10 spectacular glaciers blanketing the peak, track climbing routes in search of climbers, or open your shutter on the colorful alpine reaches of neighboring Mt. Shuksan, one of the most photographed mountains in the world. You will be amazed! **
**Pricing subject to change