Pacific NW Float TripsToll Free: 866-967-8555
WA: 360-719-5808 Eagles@PacificNWFloatTrips.com
Skagit Bald Eagle Raft Trip:
Season: November to First week in March ~ be sure to reserve your trip in advance, weekends fill up very quickly!
Meeting Place: Meet at Marblemount Shell Gas Station on HWY EAST.
Driving Directions: Driving time from Seattle allow 2.5 hours, from Tacoma 3 hours. Take I-5 North to Burlington go East on Hwy 20 to Rockport. Contact Phone number 360-719-5808 or call toll free 866-967-8555 - you may be able to reach one of the guides on a cell phone: 360-420-4349 - but do not depend on cell phone service along the River.
Trip Times: Meet at 10 AM unless other arrangements have been made.
What to wear: Proper Clothing is very important / Remember You lose your heat through your head and your feet!
What to bring: Camera, Binoculars or Video camera in a plastic bag. We can supply dry bag if needed. You may also want to bring your lunch or a snack if you have not signed up for a lunch trip.
What we provide:
The Bald Eagle Raft Adventure is offered between November and the first week in March when the largest concentration of wintering Bald Eagles found anywhere within the lower 48 states visit the Skagit River. You can expect to see 20 to 200 or more eagles in their natural habitat.The Bald Eagles migrate south from Canada and Alaska to find good food and clean water. The Skagit River, bordered by maple and cottonwood trees large enough to support the huge birds, provides the environment to suit their tastes.
Spawned-out Salmon line the shore of the river and the giant eagles feed all winter on the migratory fish. Now you can enjoy the thrill of seeing these magnificent birds while you float quietly down the Skagit River.As your naturalist, guide takes you on your journey down the river, marvel at the gorgeous scenery and the splendor of Mt. Baker in the background. We’ve have offered this trip since 1974 and it remains a popular yearly event!
The trip takes about 3 hours and is suitable for all ages as there is no white water. Bring your cameras for the many photo opportunities.
Meet at Howard Miller Steelhead Park in Rockport, Washington. The U.S. Forest Service limits commercial rafting hours on the river in order to provide sufficient time for eagles to feed without interference. Prior to embarking on your safe inflatable raft our guides will brief you with our safety talk about this trip.
We provide shuttle service, life jackets and extra rain ponchos when necessary. Please see information in What To Wear section for proper clothing for the weather conditions on this outing.
Listen to a recent trip on KUOW Northwest public radio or read about us in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Getaway Guide.
*Special Group Prices (for groups of 12 or more)
Concerned about spending too much time on the river? We now offer a modified float trip to get you to the heart of the eagles. Allow 1.5 hours and make this a memorable part of your trip to the Skagit River. Now is the time for eagles. We’re seeing anywhere around 100 or more. This shortened version of the float trip will take you right through the heart of the eagle concentration.
Weekends no minimums / Weekdays minimum of 4 passengers
Times available: 10 AM 1 PM
Need a Place to Stay Overnight? See Skagit Information
Contact us for more information and details, or about and special services:
Telephone Toll Free: 866-967-8555 or 360-719-5808
Please note: Trips are not cancelled due to rain or cold weather.