|Hike & Float||Skagit River Estuary|
|Wine Tasting||Intro to White Water – Skagit River|
I just wanted to thank you for an amazing raft trip! We enjoyed a raft all to ourselves, and Dave did an excellent job. He was very skilled and knowledgeable. We saw 10 eagles and beautiful scenery. He also showed us a beaver dam. Thank you for letting us eat at the restaurant afterwards. That was delicious. We will definitely recommend this company to our friends. I’m going to give you good ratings on the site as well. - Josh and Judy Bagwell
I just wanted to drop you a note and say thank you for such an amazing adventure!!!! Doing this float trip is something I have dreamed of doing for years and this trip more than lived up to everyone of my expectations.
I have already told several people who have seen my pictures that you are the best company in the PNW to do this with.
It was also so very nice to hear your fond memories of Carl and Peggy Tranberg. We miss them everyday and treasure all of the memories that we have of them. You gave us a few more to add to memory banks.
I will definitely be making a reservation for our family to do the upper Skagit white water rafting trip in the late spring. I also want to say anther big thank you for your generous offer to give us 1/2 price friends discount for this trip. It will make it affordable for us to go on.
I pray that God greatly blesses your business and keeps you in good health for many more years to come. - Jessamyn Curtin
My wife and I had a wonderful time on the trip of February 3 on the Skagit. I talked of it at school and many teachers are interested in a trip next year. I enjoyed your presentation and the scenery, it made our weekend ‘Super’, I didn’t even miss watching the Super Bowl. Thanks again. -Robert Webb
“Eagle watching on the Skagit – awesome”
We went on this eagle watching tour for my birthday (I love me some bald eagles). When we arrived at the meeting spot, we still needed to pay, and we didn’t have cash. No worries – we were driven to the nearest ATM. The ride was amazing, and our guide was funny and informative. It was November in Washington – so it was gray and drizzling and cold, but the trip was well worth it. We saw between 20-30 eagles during our trip, including some juveniles who didn’t have their recognizable white heads yet. We pulled off near a beaver dam and watched some salmon swimming in the clear, shallow river water just a couple of feet away. It was an easy, meandering trip down the river in one of Washington’s many beautiful areas. -hildeborg Read more
“Great float trip”
A group of us from work purchased the float trip/lunch/wine tasting trip from TravelZoo. We went on the last day of September. Our guide Joe was fantastic. We had some white water, mostly 2s, which was fine since we had some people who were not thrilled with any white water. Joe was very patient with our group of crazy, wild and loud teachers. He was knowledgeable about the river, the animals and was willing to share his knowledge but was not pushy about it. He showed extreme patience with our wilder moments and we all appreciated him very much. The only down side was the lack of anything remotely like a lunch and by the end of our trip we were quite hungry. A good lunch would have been a great ending to a trip on an incredibly beautiful fall day. -whidbeyrose
“Upper Skagit whitewater fun!”
We bought a couple groupons for this whitewater trip in August, and it really turned out to be a fun time. Most of us were not experienced rafters, and the guides at Pacific NW Float trips were well-informed, and entertaining. Even though the water wasn’t running that fast, we got into some whitewater, and some water come into the raft which was exciting for the younger guys in our rafting party. The only disappointing part was the lunch that was included; I would have preferred my Peanut-butter and jelly sandwich I left in the car. -jmal08
After reading some of the reviews the night before our trip…. We were a bit apprehensive. The trip was fabulous! Donovan did a great job as both a naturalist and joke teller. He also filled us in on some of the folks living along the river. They now provide lunch at the local barbeque joint in Marblemount… Lunch was just fine and included our choice of drinks and chips. We will recommend this float trip to our friends. The bus they used to take us upriver was unique to say the least… Lots of fun and fitting in with the rustic regional character including the rust! -WmLW
“A nice experience”
My daughter had read some reviews before our float trip so we were prepared for just about anything. If you aren’t expecting any type of luxury this is the trip for you. We did the float trip with a light lunch and wine tasting. The float trip was wonderful, beautiful scenery and a very interesting guide. The light lunch was just that – they provided water, some fruit, chips, turkey rollups,cookies, etc. Do not pay extra for the wine tasting. They simply tell you to go to Challenger Ridge, which is about 15 miles back on Hwy 20 towards I5 and show them a card from the float trip. The thing is, Challenger Ridge gives you 4 free tastings anyway, without the card. It was what it was, and we enjoyed our time on the river. -airjennie
After reading the reviews, our expectations were –to put our best spin on it– low. However, we had a fabulous afternoon on the river with our guide, Joe. We were lucky to have warm weather, clear waters, beautiful views of the surrounding snow dotted rocky peaks from the river gorge and watched salmon swimming up river. We were the only two rafters so we were pleased that our trip was not cancelled. However, if you are considering taking a trip with Pacific NW Float Trips, there are some facts you should know before booking: -Cathy C Read more