Sea Life Safaris: Explorations in the Intertidal Zone

Ever touched a sea cucumber or moon snail? Can you tell the difference between a purple and green shore crab? Hint: it’s not their coloring! Which has the stronger flavor—Sea Lettuce or Bull Kelp?

The intertidal zones of the Salish Sea are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Come and join our experienced and knowledgeable guides at the seashore of beautiful Whidbey Island. Together we will discover, explore, and learn hands-on about life in the intertidal zone. We invite you to take the time to look at the world around your feet and experience how it connects to the wider world around you. 

Two dates available, each at a different location:

Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Time: 8:00am until approx. 11:00am
Location: Possession/Cultus Bay, link to map
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Terrain: Large rocks, barnacles, and some elevation
Highlights: Moon snails, sea cucumbers, eagles
* A portion of the proceeds will be donated to WA State Parks so they can continue to offer spaces and shoreline to the public.
Adults: $25, plus tax
Children 17 and under $15, plus tax

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Time: 10:00am until approx. 12:00pm
Location: Glendale, link to more details and map
Duration: 90 minutes to 2 hours 
Level of difficulty: Easy
Terrain: mostly sand, some small rocks
Highlights: Crabs, clams, and great blue herons 
* A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Whidbey Camano Land Trust for the work they have done to preserve this beachfront
Adults: $20, plus tax
Children 17 and under $12, plus tax

What To Bring: Please wear sturdy, comfortable shoes that you can get dirty and possibly wet. Dress for being exposed to the sun and possible wind and rain for the duration of the walk. Rain jackets, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and water are recommended.

Cancellation Policy: Customers forfeit their deposit if they cancel their reservation within 12 hours of their tour OR are late for their reservation, so please be sure to let us know if your plans change. We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to adverse water or weather conditions with a full refund.