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Seattle: St. Helens National Monument Small Group Tour

4.5 / 5

6 reviews

Seattle: St. Helens National Monument Small Group Tour

From US$ 263.50 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available at any downtown Seattle hotel, Airbnb, rental, etc. If you're staying outside of downtown Seattle, you can meet at the local partner's office or their default pickup location, Sheraton Grand Hotel (1400 6th Ave, Seattle).
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any allergies or dietary restrictions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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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

· Good organization.

· The individual activities run smoothly · Very competent support from the local tour guide (Natascha). · Very informative. · The tour is definitely to be recommended. The only downer was the not very good lunch from a European perspective. The American participants in the tour had no problem with that.

August 23, 2014

Well coordinated with a personal touch

No mass processing like with a cheaper competitor, but in a smaller group with a personal touch and good food.

May 30, 2014

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