- 33 Ratings
Nooksack River Photography & Boat Tour in Mt Vernon
Coast down the blue waters of the Nooksack River on a guided birding adventure. See rare creatures soaring overhead as you snap incredible photos and enjoy the natural tranquility of this corner of Washington.
What You Will Do
- Hop aboard a catamaran-style cruiser to glide down the rippling waters of the Nooksack River
- Enjoy the peace and quiet of Mother Nature as you explore a remote waterway free from traffic and crowds
- See an array of birds, especially eagles, as they fly overhead and swoop down over the river
- Bring your camera for unforgettable photos as your knowledgeable guide offers tips and pointers for the best shots
- Guided four-hour river cruise
- Transportation shuttle
Please bring rubber boots.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 10 days in advance.
- 33 Ratings
Fantastic experience! Beautiful scenery, sunshine and snow! Loved the 360 swivel chairs. Our guide, Cole, was very engaging and full of information.
Cole was a great guide! He was knowledgable, hilarious and very conscientious about the guests on the boat. The eagle sightings were amazing but Cole's stories and jokes really added to the trip. I would highly recommend this trip to my friends and family. In fact, my husband and I will probably go again!
I had a wonderful day with my guide Cole..he worked very hard to get me the best shots possible of the eagles and pointed out so many interesting facts about the river..I will be back next year!!!
If you really want to see the eagles up close, this is the way to do it. You could spend all day along the road or over a bridge and never get this close to the eagles. Our guide, Cole, was very knowledgeable with the river system and the eagles. He put us in just the right spot for some excellent photos.
It was an excellent trip. We saw over 200 eagles. The guide did a great job. He got us in great position to get many good photos. Thanks.
We had a wonderful trip with Cole on the Nooksack River this past week. Cole was an excellent guide and we really enjoyed the trip. The eagles were incredible and the river was absolutely beautiful. Skagit Eagles gave us great directions in the emails they sent us prior to the trip and we felt like we were better prepared for the adventure because of them. This is our second year doing tours with Skagit Eagles and we'll be back next year!
Cody was fabulous!
What a fabulous tour, I highly recommend this. Our guide Cole was amazing, and helped make this tour such a better experience. He was great at explaining eagle behaviors to us so that we could get great shots. He helped us every step of the way and really enhanced the whole experience. The entire trip down the river was amazing, we were blessed with no rain and some awesome skies along with a crazy amount of eagles!! We saw one tree that had over 40 eagles sitting in it! We were treated to two different times when they were on the ground feeding, and watching this was simply amazing. I was also surprised at how stable the pontoon boat was on the river. i was up front, and at no point did I worry about falling off or getting tossed into the river - it was remarkably smooth! I will definitely be back for another tour!!
We had a great trip with Cole. He is a skilled and very entertaining guide. It is fun to experience the river with him. He has such great enthusiasm, and he shares that with his guests.
LOVED IT!!! Fun Guide! Beautiful scenery with the snow falling! An abundance of Eagles and lots of bird action! Highly recommend this trip!
We saw plenty of eagles engaged in a variety of activities from perched in the trees, to eating salmon carcasses, to conflicts over food. We had snow falling during the trip which heightened the experience and will provide long lasting memories. Our guide, Cole, was very engaging and extremely competent in navigating the river. We had the opportunity to disembark the raft to stretch our legs and get closer to the eagles.
Another outstanding float trip with Skagit River Guide Service - this time on the Nooksack River. Our guide, Cole, is extremely professional and can get that boat into amazing places on the river. Plus, he's a pretty funny guy. This was our 4th trip with Skagit River Guide Service - we highly recommend this company. And....we saw about 200 eagles!
Overall, besides the weather not being good, I thought the choice of river was perfect for me, more intimate than the skagit. The bird count seemed much higher than what I saw driving around the skagit river the next day. The raft was more my style with less people to content with and I liked sitting up high in the raft. The raft was extremely stable and never really got wet from the river, just the rain. It might be a good idea to put some sort of box that could store stuff when it rains, but might not be enough room for that. I thought Cole did a great job of guiding and was very willing to go wherever we wanted to go. Getting out of the boat every now and then was fine, just need to make sure that knee high waterproof boots are a must otherwise you might be very uncomfortable. thank you for a great day on the water, I will be back. brad