Northern Oregon Coast Day Trip: Three Capes Scenic Loop


$159/ Person


9:00 am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

This day trip is a tour along a section of rugged coastline along Oregon’s northern coast. There will be one or two town stops, and multiple stops at headlands and beaches. The trip will include a short hike through oldgrowth Sitka spruce forest, beach time, tide pools (if tides allow), sea stacks, viewpoint stops, and a lunch stop in a charming coastal town. If group interest allows, stops with a more technological history focus may be made, such as the Tillamook Air Museum and/or Tillamook Cheese Factory.


$159 per person 

9:00 AM – 8:00PM

Transportation: We consolidate to 3 pickup locations, but we do what we can to keep it a short commute from your hotel.


  • Professional guide

  • Water & Snacks


  • Money: Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour (always appreciated)

  • Sun Protection: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (if needed)

  • Layers: Warm and dry layers for variable weather

  • Miscellaneous Gear: Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and sandy, Water bottle, camera


This is a typical itinerary for this product:

Stop At: Willamette Valley, Willamette Valley, Oregon

We’ll drive through the Willamette Valley on our way to and from Portland, passing by Pinot Noir vineyards, hazelnut orchards, marionberry vineyards, and Christmas tree farms.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tillamook State Forest, SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119

We’ll drive through the Tillamook State Forest between Portland and Tillamook.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tillamook Air Museum, 6030 Hangar Rd, Tillamook, OR 97141-9641

Tillamook is a town for Americana. Here we could stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory and taste some cheese and observe the process of mass-production cheese making, and/or visit the Tillamook Air Museum, which is housed inside a WWII-era blimp hangar that happens to be the largest clear-span wooden structure in the world.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Three Capes Scenic Drive, 40 miles between Tillamook and Pacific City, OR 97141

We’ll travel the Three Capes Scenic Drive, where we’ll make stops at Cape Meares and Cape Kiwanda. While driving we’ll see Tillamook Hangar B, the Cape Meares Lighthouse, the Three Arch Rocks, Cape Outlook, the Sandlake dunes, Chief Kiawanda Rock, and the Great Dune of Cape Kiwanda.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cape Meares Lighthouse, 3500 Cape Meares Loop, Tillamook, OR 97141

An 1890s lighthouse. A spectacular view to the south and north. An 800-year-old Sitka spruce that is the largest in Oregon, and 10th largest spruce in the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Cape Lookout State Park, 13000 Whiskey Creek Rd US 101 to Three Capes Scenic Drive Oceanside, Tillamook, OR 97141-9499

The site of a crash by a B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII.

Pass By: Sandlake Recreation Area, 7000 Galloway Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112-9611

We’ll drive through these sand dunes between Cape Outlook and Cape Kiwanda.

Stop At: Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Pacific City, OR

Sculpted sandstone, tidal pools, and the fourth tallest offshore monolith in the world; Cape Kiwanda is one of the most breathtaking spots along the Oregon Coast, and that’s saying a lot. You’ll also have the opportunity to slalom down the tallest sand dune on the Oregon Coast, at 240 ft (73 m).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site, Neskowin, OR 97149

Spend some time on the magical Neskowin Beach, where you can propose to your lover at Proposal Rock, a tide-dictated island with an arch. At low tide you may even see the Neskowin Ghost Forest, which tells stories of the past.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Proposal Rock, Neskowin, OR

Spend some time on the magical Neskowin Beach, where you can propose to your lover at Proposal Rock, a tide-dictated island with an arch. At low tide you may even see the Neskowin Ghost Forest, which tells stories of the past.

Duration: 30 minutes

Client Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Nagalingeswaran Veerapa
Nagalingeswaran Veerapa
It was last minute decision for and glad took the tour. Marcus was very informative ( and great chat as well) with regards to Portland history and also it the geological landscapes ( very interesting if you are keen on the subject) of the area that we are visiting. He also does explain the native cultural narrative of Mount Hood (WyEast) , Mt.Adams and Mt Helens. He also shows apart from the famous waterfalls ( Multnomaf Falls) , there are other water falls when passing by. Also, watch out for some beaver bridge which he will occasionally show when there is one. As for wine tasting, it was 1st time experience for me. All in all ( my main take is the Mount Hood/Timberline and others were a bonus for me) , if you would like to relax and enjoy the scenery, this is recommended. Please take note the timing and distance.
Charles Althoff
Charles Althoff
Our driver was professional and fun. We had a great time!
Fernando Lopez
Fernando Lopez
Tour guide was very informative and best parking to meet up with the tour guide is Paramount Hotel.
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
What an amazing tour company!! I booked a wine tasting tour around Hood river and Mt. Hood for my girlfriends birthday and Terran Travels and Ben, our tour guide, did not disappoint! Ben was very friendly and informative of all of the areas we went through. The places we stopped at were all very nice with very tasty wines, and we even stopped at a little farmers market place which was very cool and we loved it! Ben went out of his way to make sure my girlfriends special day was even more amazing and I can not thank him enough! This tour is truly unforgettable and we will definitely return! Thank you Terran travels and Ben for the amazing tour and for making my girlfriends birthday even more amazing!
Tom Penn
Tom Penn
Great tour with terran - very knowledgeable tour guide and a full packed day!
Pauline Daly
Pauline Daly
Highly recommend this tour. Spend a day on a hike to ten falls trail silver falls and afterwards went wine tasting. First of all Marcus our tour guide was punctual and a very pleasant guy. He drove us up to the falls and was a mind of information regarding terrain, geology weather influences and local history. We arrived and were brought on out trail. He was so patient as I love taking pictures and he waited patiently for me to get the shots I needed. Stopping along the way to point out the habitat and influences of other species and history of the formation of the park. We were treated to beautiful scenery and spectacular waterfalls. On completing hike Marcus had a beautiful packed lunch ready for us. It was so tasty and went down a treat. We packed up and proceeded to the wine tasting. On our journey Marcus was a mind if information regarding grapes, weather, terrain types of wine associated with the region. We visited two places of interest and enjoyed the experience. Dropped off to our hotel and didn't have the worry of having to drive as we enjoyed our wine. If you are in the Portland area and need a good guide Marcus is your man.a gentleman and a encyclopedia of facts and information. Will be my first choice when I'm back again.
Jitain Raheja
Jitain Raheja
We took the Coast tour with Marcus today.. We loved the tour... Marcus was very Professional and shared quite a few insightful details along the drive.. the itinerary was good and we got to see a few beautiful points of view... it was relaxed... we didn't feel rushed... the weather was beautiful and it def made our day... would definitely recommend them.
Elizabeth Stelz
Elizabeth Stelz
Took 2 tours... Willamette valley wine tour (3 wineries with lunch) and Mt Hood with 2 wineries and a couple of other stops. Note that these tours do not include the tasting fees. Both tours were very enjoyable.
Melanie Belote
Melanie Belote
We had Phil, who was very well researched and knowledgeable on the city! He was very courteous, and spoke in a clear and concise manner! Very easy to understand and he answered all our questions. I'm glad we took the tour, because I would not have been able to navigate the city traffic.
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