Soft Adventure

Nov 23, 2015 | Archive

Soft Adventure Suggested Itineraries:

Cycling the Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail
Two Day Tour

•    Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center for Orientation
•    Bicycle rentals
•    Backpacks with lunch
•    Guided tour along the Discovery Trail
•    Dinner at Tuscany Café with cooking demonstration

“Kites – Up, Up and Away and Down, Down, Down
Catching the Dungeness Crustaceans”

Two Day Tour

•    Admission to World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame
•    Build a kite
•    Fly it on the Discovery Trail
•    Crabbing with local chef and native crab fisherman
•    Cooking class and preparation of crab
•    Dinner with the chef  featuring Crab and Washington paired wine

Watchable Wildlife and Flora too!
Three Day tour

•    Birding Trail with guide
•    Lavender Farm with lavender refreshments
•    Elk reserve with interpreter
•    Green Angel Gardens with owner
•    Whale watching view points with naturalist
•    Rain forest walk with expert
•    Willapa Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Golf, Shopping Plus the Day Spa!
A Two Day Tour

• Golf including group lesson, equipment, box lunch and 9 holes of golf
• Shopping on Wharf and downtown communities
• Day Spa including massage, pedicure, manicure and facials
• Dinner with Chef demonstration

Fishing for the Big One!
A Twelve Day Tour

Deep Canyon Challenge – Oregon Tuna Classic
Ilwaco – Early August

Located on the Southwest coast of Washington, the Port of Ilwaco is nestled just inside the Columbia River bar. This years event gets started Friday night at 6pm with a mandatory Captains meeting in the big tent located in the ports north parking lot. Saturday starts early with a shot gun start just across the Columbia River bar and continues with play by play action from the weigh in station. The evening wraps up with a huge BBQ, raffle and the final results of the days activities. With so much to offer Ilwaco has something for everyone:

  • Great restaurants along the water front boardwalk
  • Friday market in Long Beach
  • Saturday market in Ilwaco
  • Sunday market in Astoria
  • Salmon fishing (both Buoy 10 and the Ocean)
  • Halibut fishing Thursday 8/6 through Friday 8/8
  • Bottom fishing
  • Crabbing
  • Scavenger hunt on Saturday for those not fishing
  • A gift from your Washington State Mystery Tour Queen, Long Beach, Washington

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