What to know:
What to Bring:
At Earth Elements we acknowledge our immense privilege to gather on the ancestral territories of the Coastal Salish Peoples. We recognize and respect their sacred connection and continued commitment to preserving these lands that provide the opportunities for us as individuals and communities to live, work and play. We aspire to include, embrace and celebrate diversity and equality for all peoples, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA, and Women in the outdoors.
Where in the world is the Salish Sea?!
(we are based out of Bellingham WA but here's the inside scoop)
(Bellingham Bay overlooking the San Jaun Islands/Salish Sea)
Tour Duration: Trip length varies depending on your choice of activity, the location, and on request. Approx
1/2 Day- 3-4hrs
Full Day- 4-6hrs
Forest Bathing- 2hrs
Discover Pass: Required for State Parks use, and a great way to support public lands. Day/Annual passes available at WA/OR State Parks or at local REI location. REI.com
Don't Let a Little Rain Stop You: Changing weather is part of the PNW experience. The lush flora and fauna you came to see depends on it and the forest canopy acts as a natural umbrella. Expect trips to proceed even with mildly inclement weather.
We Got You: Proudly certified in NOLS Wilderness First Aid and ARC CPR.
Water: Bring at least two cups per person, per hour to stay properly hydrated. Do your part for plastic-free seas and remember to use your reusable water bottles, please. The ocean thanks you.
Reef-Safe Sunscreen: Protect yourself and support our leave-no-trace efforts by applying sunscreen labelled as reef-safe!
Appropriate Clothing: Check out the forecast before you go, or check with your guide. Light layers allow for flexibility in changing weather, and rain gear can double as wind protection.
Hats and Sunglasses
Small Backpack: Keep your hands free for balance (and photo ops) by carrying a small pack.
Camera and Binoculars: There is lots to see, near and far! Straps are HIGHLY recommended for optical gear.
Snacks and Meals: Depending on your tour, Light snacks may be provided but bring enough high-energy food to keep you going for the duration of your chosen activity, or order ahead from our catered options...
Catering Options: Local, organic and delicious. Choices from some of Bellingham's best (Surfrider Foundation approved) Ocean-Friendly restaurants. Vegetarian, vegan and GF options always available! nws.surfrider.com
Cancellation Policy: 72 hour notice is required for all cancellations and must be given by email. there is a non-refundable 25$ processing deposit for all tours.