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Icons of the American Western Seaboard Photography Tour

Previously known as 'Icons of the American West Coast'

The Coastline of Washington, Oregon and California from Seattle to San Francisco


  April: This photography tour is not currently in the schedule, but can be added by request

  10 nights/11 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 8 participants, and a minimum of 4 participants

  $4,755 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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 Arrival airport: Seattle, Washington [SEA]
 Departure airport: San Francisco, California [SFO]
  Arrival window: For a variety of travel related reasons, arriving one day early is recommended
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Icons of the American Western Seaboard photo gallery
  Map of overnight locations
  Client responses to our photo tours
  For the single supplement, cancellation policy and enrollment guidance see below

This photo tour will run with one or more participants. Please note that our group limit is not a requirement!  8 places are available at this time
  Updated: Sunday the 25th of February, 2024

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Photography Tour Overview:
From Seattle, Washington to San Francisco, California. We start with the icons of Seattle, and then take in Olympia, Olympic National Park, the Washington coast, Cannon Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Bandon Beach, Redwood National and State Parks, Gingerbread house towns, the Mendocino coast, and San Francisco. All this plus many places in-between plus lighthouses, sea stacks, ocean sunsets and much, much more. As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.


Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Day 1  |  Seattle, Washington
11 a.m. start. Pike Street Market, Seattle skylines, Space Needle, twilight photography and more.
Seattle, WA, 1 night

Day 2  |  Olympia and Olympic National Park
Seattle, Olympia, wildlife sanctuary, Olympic National Park.
Port Angeles, WA, 1 night

Days 3 + 4  |  Olympic National Park, Washington, to Cannon Beach, Oregon
Sol duc Falls, Washington coast, Astoria, Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, sea stacks plus sunsets and sunrises.
Cannon Beach, OR, 2 nights

Day 6  |  Cannon Beach to Florence
Oregon coastline, Seal Rock, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, and Cape Kiwanda.
Florence, OR, 1 night

Day 7  |  Florence, Oregon, to Crescent City, California
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Sunset Bay, Shore Acres State Park, Bandon Beach, Cape Blanco and Redwood National and State Parks.
Crescent City, 1 night

Days 8 + 9  |  Crescent City to the Mendocino Coast
Redwood National and State Parks, Eureka, Ferndale and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Then around Victorian Mendocino . . . the quaint Point Cabrillo lighthouse; Mendocino Botanical Garden; the historic Logger’s trestle at Fort Bragg; Mendocino Headlands State Park; Noyo Harbor; coastal sea-stacks at sunset; and Laguna Point in McKerricher State Park.
Mendocino Coast 2 nights,

Days 10 + 11  |  San Francisco
Point Arena lighthouse, California coast, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alamo Square, Fisherman's Wharf and early and late shooting. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
San Francisco, CA, 2 nights

Day 11  |  Departure day
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure on this trip, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. Transport to the airport is included unless you’re staying on for a day or more.

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours


Enhancing Your Photography Skills

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Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'mildly strenuous'

A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle

In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous


Do you need a Visa for travel to the United States?
Travelers from all countries can do a quick check of visa requirements here or here
Our international clients may need to contact the embassy of their intended destination in their own country for a visa. Go here or here


Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $4,755 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • State Parks in Washington, Oregon and California

  • Mendocino Botanical Garden

  • Admission to Olympic National Park is included in our Commercial Organization, Commercial Tour Fees, and/or a Commercial Use Authorization [CUA] permit

  • All other possible rides, admissions or excursions are optional and not included.


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