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Seattle: St. Helens National Monument Small Group Tour

Product ID: 13715
Experience the history and stories of Mount Saint Helens tragic eruption in May of 1980. With an up-close look at the volcano and its geology, you will learn interesting facts while exploring its remnants close up.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel or accommodation in Downtown Seattle hotel, or the Cruise Terminal. If you are staying outside of the pickup area, please make your way to Hotel Monaco, 1101 4th Avenue, Seattle.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See Mt. St. Helens
  • Enjoy naturalist guided walks
  • Spot some wildlife
  • Take up geological sightseeing
  • Learn about local and natural history
Full description
Mount Saint Helen's is a volcano that forever lives in the minds of Americans and the world. During the events that surrounded the 1980 eruption, lives changed in an instant, and the mountaintop's geography was forever altered. Today, you can experience this unique volcano and all the flora and fauna that makes this impressive reforestation project so dramatic.

You will arrive with your guide to the blast-zone, just 5 miles from the crater at the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Here, you can snap some photos of the mountain while your naturalist tells the story of that fated day. You'll also learn interesting and unique facts about this and other volcanoes and their ever-changing faces.

After being outside, you'll head into the center's state-of-the-art interpretive displays and theater, where you can discover the volcano in a whole new way. You will walk on the Eruption Trail and learn how the eruption shaped the surrounding landscape.
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown hotels or the cruise terminal
  • Naturalist guide
  • Transportation by Mercedes van or Crossover
  • Locally sourced and/or organic lunch
  • Seasonal snacks and refreshments
  • Entry fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please advise of any allergies or dietary restrictions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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No stress and no hassle one day tour all inclusive

This smaller size group is complete and includes extra to both way rides, fresh pressed coffee, all day snacks and beverages including flat water and mineralized water. Lunch is a real picinic with local ingredients home made lunch with the wine. The guide is highly professional and takes the time in the morning to bring us in a trail to introduce all indigenous and local plants while explaining their role. He also takes the time to present a simplified geological context of the area.

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September 8, 2017

Perfekte Organisation und sehr freundliche und versierte führerin

August 20, 2019


Alles perfekt

June 2, 2018

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Evergreen Escapes

Product ID: 13715