If you're looking for a standardized menu of trips and experiences, we may not be the right fit for you. At Unexpected Cascadia, we develop each itinerary based on the client's individual needs. In fact, that is what we enjoy the most! And we know that our clients appreciate this, as no one trip is like another. Whether your preference is backpacking and getting dirty all weekend visiting the North Cascade Mountains followed by some nights in a luxury property, or culturally integrating yourself for a full day with a local native American tribe, followed by a tour of the local craft breweries, we want to learn what you're excited to see!

Coastal Explorer


San Juan Islands & Washington Coast

7-nights Boat Expedition

A wild world of natural wonder. Explore islands, hike in rainforests and up mountains, paddle in Puget Sound waterways and the San Juan Islands, and watch for birds, orca, and other marine life.


  • Olympic National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Juan archipelago, and Deception Pass

  • Hike in rainforest, old-growth forest, state parks, and at Mt. Constitution and Hurricane Ridge

  • Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or cruise the Seattle waterfront

  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in island channels formed by glaciers

  • Watch for whales, orcas, seals, and sea lions

  • Birding opportunities—eagles, seabirds, and migrating flocks

Romantic Rendevous

Winter Retreats

Best of Wildlife