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Crab Cruise &Tulips – Skagit Valley

TULIPS & CRAB BOAT CRUISE in the Skagit Valley and Puget Sound.  A new and different way to see the flowers and do something new!

April 16 One Day Only

Seating still available.

We want crab and we need you!  go to http://cherylsnorthwesttours.com/seasonal-tours.php  then scroll down to the Tulips and Crab Cruise tour, and book today!

We begin this Skagit Valley tulip tour from Seattle, and travel to La Conner, where we meet the boat and set out for a two and a half hour boat cruise on Puget Sound.  Lunch of cracked crab is included and you also get chicken, and other items.

Upon your return to the dock, you’ll continue to the two famous tulip farms, Roozengaarde and Tulip Town.  You may know, Skagit Valley is the largest tulip producer in the entire United States.

Oh and I must mention, you get to skip the lines to get tickets, and you get dropped off at the gate!  Now more parking and walking and waiting.  Boom, you’re in!

Rather than do the usual 2 farms and lunch in a nearby town, try something new this year!  We’d love to experience this and get local, fresh crab as our lunch.

See some beautiful islands, feast on crab, then feast your eyes on the flowers!

$179 /per person, plus tax ~ all inclusive tour

Room for more!

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avoid this mess

avoid this mess

Swinomish channel

Swinomish channel

bigger than my hand

bigger than my hand

festival garden

festival garden

what a backdrop

what a backdrop

like orange?

like orange?

wavy rows

wavy rows of flowers

Tulip Fields Tour

Our Tulip Fields Tour is an annual visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Spend the day with us, we provide transportation, tour guide, snack basket, bottled water, entry into 2 farms, field stops for photos, allow time for lunch and shopping in the historic town of La Conner,  and you may even see some migratory eagles, snow geese, or trumpeter swans.  Held in April, flowers galore brighten the landscape in beautiful patches across Skagit Valley.

You’ll visit Tulip Town, also known as the Skagit Valley Bulb Company Inc. and Roozengaarde, also known as the Washington Bulb Company.  These 2 farms grow more tulips than anywhere in the nation.  Between the two, they have created over 92 different colors and shapes of tulips and even ship their bulbs to Holland, the world’s best-known tulip region.

We have planned tours scheduled for April 9, April 16, and April 30, each for $89 per person, which includes taxes.  If you need a different date, we can accommodate with a private tour for $109 per person plus tax, minimum 2 guests for a private tour.

Let us take care of all the details, and you just sit back and enjoy the day.  No parking frustrations, no driving stress, no waiting in lines for tickets! The Tulip Fields Tour is waiting for you.  Sign up today to assure your seat. http://www.cherylsnorthwesttours.com.

Here is a link to the Tulip Festival growers page to learn more about this great tour, http://www.tulipfestival.org/growers then email us at to reserve your seat cheryl@cherylsnwtours.com.

Come on, get an inside look at the Pacific Northwest.

wavy rows

pink and red wavy rows

orange bunch

orange bunch

colorful fenceline

old fence and flowers

yellow tulip

Enormous yellow tulip

TULIP FESTIVAL 2015 tour

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close up

Spring is super early this year in the Pacific Northwest, and the Tulip Festival 2015 is gearing up!  The daffodils are in full vibrant bloom, and the fields are ablaze in yellow.  The tulips are starting to open, and it’s perfect now to take a tour!

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 is beginning a week early this year, and we are offering a tour now, on MARCH 28, 2015.  If you have not seen the fields, you really should go see it.  We offer a full day package that includes transportation, tour guide, breakfast basket, entry into 2 farms, lunch on your own in an historic town, and maybe even see some migratory eagles, snow geese, or trumpeter swans.

Let us take care of all the details, and you just sit back and enjoy the day.  No parking stress, no driving stress, no waiting in lines for tickets! The tulip festival 2015 is waiting for you.

Come on, get an inside look at the Pacific Northwest.

Seating is limited, so book your seat today!  206 353-3330, cheryl@cherylsnwtours.com.

 

 

rainy 2015 tulip field

last year, a rainy season

pink tulip

pink tulip

Tulip Festival 2014 Skagit Valley, WA

Tulip Festival time is here again!  A super indicator that spring is official, the Pacific Northwest loves this festival.  Our locals come back year after year for the fun and beauty of the Skagit Valley ablaze in flowers.

The tulip festival hosts not only tulips!  First there’s the daffodils, which bloom first.  Then the tulips, in their hundreds of colors display.  Then the iris.  So as mother nature decides when and how long the flowers bloom, you are sure to see some beautiful flowers and fields in bloom.

We’ll also check out the alpaca farm, near the tulip farms.  If the animals are out, it’s pretty fun.  Wool for sale, or pet an alpaca!

The tulip festival is month long, through April, so whichever tour you can come on, you are sure to see pretty flowers in the fields, and in the farm displays!

This year we have varied the lunch location, so depending on which day you take our tour, you can see something new.   La Conner, the familiar lunch location, is a quaint and fun historic town on the water, and always a fun choice.  Or choose the Mount Vernon Street Fair day, the Kiwanis Salmon lunch-at-the-park day, or the PACCAR tech plant Sunday tour.   Whatever your interest, we’ve got you covered for a fun day of flowers and other things to see in Skagit Valley.

So come on, get an inside look at the Pacific Northwest! We welcome you to join us on one of our Saturday or Sunday Tulip Festival tours.

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Tulip Festival 2013 – La Conner and Mount Vernon, WA

The fields burst into color April 15 this year, a Monday, and carried through the weekend of April 20-21 in vibrant shades of gorgeous solid and variegated petals in every color imaginable. There was plenty of mud on those rainy days early in the month, but even that added to the unique experience of going to the Tulip Festival Farms.   On the sunny and partly sunny days, the alpacas and kites really stood out, and more guests took the tractor-trolley through the fields.  This year we found more opportunities to park on the shoulders of the roads, and found new parking lots at some of the fields. We also notice more flower stands across the valley and in La Conner to purchase fresh-cut flowers.

Our tours were all very fun, as usual, and our guests included both travelers to the Seattle area and we had more locals!

We only saw a gaggle of snow geese on one of the tours.  One of our guests was from Fairbanks, AK, and said most of the snow geese had returned home to Alaska and Canada.  She lives near where the snow geese live!

Next year we will have one of the tours stop for lunch in Mount Vernon instead of in La Conner, so we can experience the Mount Vernon street fair. The street fair is very fun and festive, and I especially enjoy going into the large Mount Vernon used book store.  There are several rooms of books and has a very large selection.

Okay, that’s it for this year!  Enjoy the photos.

Cheryl