Nice to meet you!

Hi! We’re Daniel and Matt.

Yonder Sky is our small family business, not a big corporate tour company. We’re crazy about Seattle and Washington state and love sharing it with others. We’d be thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with you!

A few years ago, shortly before our 30th birthdays, we quit our office jobs and began traveling full-time, spending two years working our way around four continents. It was the experience of a lifetime, but we also found ourselves missing our beloved Pacific Northwest. When we finally came home, we couldn’t imagine a life that didn’t include travel and adventure. That’s why we started Yonder Sky.

One of us leads every tour personally. We hope to see you soon!

Meet Your Guides

Daniel, one of Yonder Sky's professional local guides

DANIEL

Daniel is a fifth-generation Washingtonian. He grew up on Bainbridge Island, a scenic 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Daniel loves exploring Washington’s back-roads, eating food truck lunches, devouring fantasy and sci-fi novels, and rollerblading along the Elliott Bay Trail. He’s traveled to nearly 50 countries and 40 U.S. states. Daniel earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History and enjoys sharing interesting details about Washington’s past and present. Prior to Yonder Sky, Daniel worked for a non-profit organization helping people with disabilities navigate the Social Security Disability system.

Matt, one of Yonder Sky's professional local guides

MATT

Matt has called Seattle home for the last decade. He grew up in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. His favorite things include morning hikes in the Cascade Mountains, live folk music at the Tractor Tavern, and drinking craft IPAs at local breweries. Though he’s no professional scientist, he did earn an “A” in a one-credit Volcanoes and Earthquakes university course, and he’s eager to discuss Washington’s fascinating geology. Matt is also an enthusiastic traveler and has visited 45 countries and 45 U.S. states. Prior to Yonder Sky, Matt worked as a management consultant and healthcare executive.

Our Values

Exceptional Service

Our guests are our top priority. We design our tours to deliver an outstanding travel experience to every customer, every time. We take constructive feedback to heart and embrace continuous improvement.

Respectful Travel

We hold a deep appreciation for the places and communities we visit. Our tours are educational, and we honor the history of our region and the Native American people who were the first to live here. We patronize local businesses and work to have a positive impact on our destinations.

Environmental Stewardship

We minimize our ecological footprint. Our tours include environmental education about the places we visit. We practice Leave No Trace principles and ensure our guests do the same. We reduce our landfill waste by using reusable dishware and recycling and composting.

Preparedness

Our tours are researched and planned in great detail to be comfortable, enjoyable, and safe. We maintain risk management plans for each activity and perform regular vehicle safety checks. Our guides are professionally trained Wilderness First Responders with additional certifications in food handling and driving safety.

Popular Tours

Mount Rainier National Park Tour

Journey to Washington's must-visit mountain peak and enjoy alpine meadows, old growth forests, and roaring waterfalls.
8:00 AM
Easy

Seattle Wine and Waterfall Tour

See Washington’s most dramatic waterfall and refine your palate at our region's renowned Woodinville wineries.
9:00 AM
Easy
Olympic National Park on a Yonder Sky day tour from Seattle

Olympic National Park Tour

Witness brilliant glacial peaks, subalpine meadows, old growth forests, and crystal-clear lakes in one of Washington’s most pristine protected areas.
7:00 AM
Easy
View of Bainbridge Island from a Washington State Ferry on a Bainbridge Island day tour from Seattle

Bainbridge Island Wine and History Tour

Enjoy a taste of Pacific Northwest island life, wine, and history by visiting beautiful Bainbridge Island, a must-see attraction right on Seattle’s doorstep.
9:00 AM
Easy
Colorful evening skies over the water on a Whidbey Island day tour from Seattle

Whidbey Island and Deception Pass Tour

Sample island living and take a journey through local history at one of Washington's most popular and scenic weekend destinations.
8:00 AM
Easy