Near Seattle

Deception Pass a Tour to Remember

Actually a water “Passage” not a Pass, our Deception Pass Tour is another of our unique Northwest tours, and takes 6-7 hours.

From Seattle, you will travel North to Mount Vernon, and cross the famous Skagit Valley with its highly nutrient soil. This valley provides a plethora of vegetables, berries, and flowers.

Once through the valley, Deception Pass is the next destination, with it’s beautiful Bridge.  The Deception Pass Bridge is a very popular destination in the Northwest. The views are breathtaking, of North Puget Sound and the Straight of Juan de Fuca. The bridge itself has a fun story of its own, which we’ll share, then invite you to walk across the bridge, or ride with us in our comfortable SUV.  The walk is pretty exciting -and beautiful- and so is the drive.

Once across, we suggest taking a .9 mile trail to the beach, where driftwood, sand, and waves greet you at the shore, along with seagulls and other shore birds.  The Naval Air Station nearby sometimes has fly-byes of various military planes, and sometimes it feels like an airshow.  Other times it is very quiet with no airplanes, which is a wonderful and peaceful experience, listening to the waves lap on shore.

Your next stop is in Coupeville, an historic town you will love. We’ve included lunch with this tour to further your local experience along Puget sound.  The view is tranquil, overlooking the pier and Puget Sound.  You’ll find you are fully immersed with the region, just what the doctor ordered! (Actually, no doctors orders needed).

Next, you’ll visit Admiralty Head lighthouse and Fort Casey, the last stops on the island. These are remnants of a military fort built in 1901 and are very interesting with beautiful scenery.  Finally, you’re off to the Clinton Ferry Dock.  The ferry portion of this tour is as fun as all the other experiences, with 30 minutes of water travel before reaching the mainland. From there it’s a short ride back to Seattle.

Come join us on this unique Northwest Tour.  Book today at

trail sign

trail sign

Madrona shedding

Madrona tree- shedding

Fort stairs

Fort stairs

Fort from parking lot

Fort from parking

on the Cannon

on the Cannon

Bridge view West

Bridge view West

beach and bridge

beach driftwood and bridge

Admiralty Head Lighthous

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

WHALE watching tour San Juan Islands

​Whale watching in the Pacific Northwest.  May 17, 2014 we head off to Bellingham to catch the San Juan Cruises tour to seek out orca and minke whales in the San Juan Islands.
Whale Watching Adventure Cruise with Cheryl's Northwest Tours

Whale Watch Adventure Cruise 2014


SATURDAY MAY 17, 2014                 Register by May 6


No other whale watch offers as much as our Whale Watching Adventure cruise in the San Juan Islands. For the same price that other companies charge for just a whale watching tour, San Juan Cruises offers you  extraordinary value in an all day tour that includes:

Fully narrated tour and whale watching with one of the highest success rates in the Northwest

  • Free Northwest wild salmon and BBQ chicken lunch with a variety of side dishes and dessert
  • Full bar with Northwest wines, beers and cocktails
  • 2 hour shore visit in picturesque Friday Harbor on San Juan Island
  • Deluxe 100’ tour vessel with ample indoor & outdoor seating
  • A whale sighting guarantee 
  • On board breakfast and snack options
  • Easy to find – just 2 miles west of Interstate 5 with easy parking 
  • Only 90 minutes from downtown Seattle

Departs Bellingham at 9:30 am Returns to Bellingham at 5:30 pm

To keep the cost down, we have not added any additional fees to what San Juan Cruises charges!  If you need a ride up to Bellingham, we have a vehicle going.  The fee is $22 per person in addition to the boat ride.

Register by May 6 for this fun day event!
  206 353-3330  or
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