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Pacific Northwest Vacations

Pacific Northwest tours feature culinary and brewed delights, a rich history of exploration, a natural playground of islands, a labyrinth of picturesque rivers and incredible marine wildlife. Our Pacific Northwest vacation packages are based from small overnight boats, letting you enjoy the adventure while someone else handles the logistics. Unpack once, maximize your opportunities for play and know that your Pacific Northwest trip itinerary already includes the region’s highlights and hidden gems. The best Pacific Northwest vacations are those that don’t require exhaustive research and planning. Let our experts do the work for you—finding, booking and helping you prepare for a Pacific Northwest trip featuring the finest bites, sips, hikes, paddles, historic sites and vistas on offer in this diverse, close-to-home destination.

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The Pacific Northwest is home to an astounding diversity of landscapes, from inland high desert to coastal temperate rainforest along the Pacific Ocean. The region extends from the Columbia River north to the spectacular Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. Small group tours in the Pacific Northwest get you out into the region’s lush coastal forests, biodiverse waters, rolling hillsides and charming towns, in a privileged manner, away from tourist crowds. Enjoy rugged coast, relaxing river canyons and rich wildlife on northwest tours—many of which conveniently depart from Portland and Seattle. For a diversity of trip options right in your own backyard, look no further than our northwest vacation packages.

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Pacific Northwest Tours with AdventureSmith

Unsure which vineyards or breweries to visit? What time of year to take a Pacific Northwest trip? What hiking trails to take or islands to explore—and how to access them? Pacific Northwest tours with AdventureSmith streamline your trip planning and logistics. Our small ship-based northwest vacation packages offer a delightful blend of domestic history, flavors, wildlife, culture and activities, prepared by expert naturalists and historians who know the region and travel alongside you, enriching your experience. Why book your Pacific Northwest tour with AdventureSmith?

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Snake River Tours

Snake River tours are often a one-day, humdrum float trip. On our Pacific Northwest guided tours, experience the Snake River for more than one day and in an active and stimulating way. Think kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming and birding by Zodiac, assisted by expert guides. Up the excitement even further by exploring the largely roadless Hells Canyon—North America’s deepest river gorge—via jet boat. Our multiday, overnight Snake River tours focus on the less-visited western end of this tributary, away from the day-tripper crowds.

Columbia River Tours

The best Columbia River tours are by small ship. Leave behind the limitations of roads and bridges and enjoy continuous access to both Washington and Oregon. Plus, transit the Cascade Locks to experience a marvel of engineering even larger than the Panama Canal! Follow the path of Lewis and Clark on these Pacific Northwest trips, exploring your own offshoots onto rivers only accessed by small tours, including the Willamette, Hood, Deschutes, Snake, Palouse and Clearwater. Let our experts pair you with the ideal Pacific Northwest trip along the Columbia and Snake rivers based on your interests—wine and food, adventure activities, history and geology, or all the above.

Coastal Pacific Northwest

Explore beyond the reach of Seattle’s day boats on our coastal Pacific Northwest vacations. Seek whales in Puget Sound during San Juan Island cruises, or along the Canadian Inside Passage. Select Pacific Northwest trips even include whale watching in Alaska. The unique benefits of our small group tours in the Pacific Northwest are many: wake up in secluded coves, enjoy exclusive tastings and cultural performances, appreciate daily opportunities to hike and paddle, explore away from tourist crowds and relax knowing that every detail has already been planned for you.

Orca whale comes to the water's surface to breathe in calm water, seen during coastal Pacific Northwest tours.

“Pacific Northwest vacations offer a delightful blend of domestic history, flavors, wildlife and activities.


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Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 45 48 52 57 62 66 70 70 66 58 50 45
Avg. Low (F) 34 36 37 40 44 47 49 50 47 43 38 35
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 3.9 2.8 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.0 1.1 1.3 2.4 4.4 4.0

Pacific Northwest Tours for Spring Blooms & Fall Colors

Pacific Northwest vacations operate during periods of moderate weather, in the spring and fall. Take your Pacific Northwest trip during these quiet travel periods, to soak in dazzling colors and seasonal harvests. Note that the climate data referenced above is for San Juan Island, Washington State; inland Pacific Northwest tours along the Columbia River Gorge are likely to be slightly warmer.

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