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Cape Disappointment State Park - Day Tour

Long Beach Peninsula and the Pacific with a private tour guide


$ 375

per adult


"Ocean in view! O! the joy."
William Clark,1805

This famous quotation expresses Clark's excitement, and no doubt that of the rest of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition, at having arrived on the Pacific Coast, the end point of their expedition. What happened next and why they named the place Cape Disappointment you will learn on the tour.



Throughout the park are excellent views of the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River. You'll also find old-growth forests, lakes, freshwater and saltwater marshes, streams and tideland meadows. This site is a great bird-watching location, from tiny hummingbirds to the broad-winged Bald Eagle.

For lunch we make our way to Long Beach via several scenic stops e. i. North Head Lighthouse and Beard's Hollow. Once at the village, we'll have about 2 hours free time to explore. We might even put the truck into 4wheel drive for a short drive along the beach.

On our way back we'll cross the mighty Columbia River on the famous Astoria-Megler-Bridge into the State of Oregon.



  • 07:00 - Depart from Seattle

  • 09:00 - Coffee stop in Montesano

  • 09:30 - Passing through the scenic towns of Raymond and South Bend

  • 10:30 - Arrive at Fort Canby, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

  • 11:00 - Waikiki Beach (optional short hike to Benson Beach)

  • 12:00 - North Head Lighthouse (optional short hike to Beard's Hollow)

  • 12:30 - Long Beach Peninsula

  • 01:30 - Long Beach Village (free time)

  • 03:30 - Depart from Long Beach

  • 07:30 - Arrive in Seattle


  • Transportation incl. Hotel pick-up

  • Guiding Services

  • Private Transportation

  • National Park/Museum Admission Tickets


  • Departure Time 7:00am

  • 2 guests minimum

  • Weather & traffic may affect the duration of the tour


  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

  • Souvenirs

  • Personal Expenses


  • light-moderate

"My partner and I booked a trip with Carsten up to Cape Disappointment - it was anything but! Carsten was such a kind and knowledgable guide. The service was excellent right from the moment I got in touch to talk about our wishes for the trip - to visit a local seafood joint / to drive along the beach etc - right through to when we said goodbye. Would 100% recommend. The price was certainly worth the attention to detail and for the feeling of having an authentic adventure!"

Robert Vaughn

United Kingdom

May 2022

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