- 166 Ratings
Three-Hour Skagit Eagle Tour in Mt Vernon
Cruise along a scenic river to marvel at the natural beauty of the lush Skagit Valley on board a heated boat. Watch eagles soar above before swooping into the water to snatch salmon from the river.
What You Will Do
- Spend three hours exploring the nature beauty of the Skagit River as you float down its sparkling waters
- See elegant eagles up-close as you glide along the waves and watch their massive wings carry them through the sky
- Hop aboard a custom-built vessel complete with seating and heating for a perfectly comfortable ride
- Learn about the eagles as you get a real-life demonstration of how they feed on salmon in the river
- Guided boat tour
Please wear warm clothing and bring a rain jacket.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 10 days in advance.
- 166 Ratings
Cole was great! Very knowledgeable and a great guide!!!
This was our first time out on the Skagit to view the eagles, and the website described what to bring/wear so we were well prepared, our guides were great, there was no motor noise or smells, we saw lots of eagles, and it was easy to book.
I guess I was hoping we would see more eagles, even though I know from the guide the salmon run is low this year, thus fewer eagles. It was still fun and our family has a memory to treasure. You see, going on this tour was a 'bucket list' item for our mom who has stage 4 lung cancer. No promises she'll be around next winter, so it was good we got to spend time together doing something she's always wanted to do :)
The entire group had a wonderful time! We enjoyed Cole's narrative (and humor)! We'll try to book another tour next year...maybe earlier in the season. We saw about 25 eagles but would love to see more! Also, the heaters and hot chocolate were wonderful! Thank you.
Great trip with a wonderful, knowledgeable, entertaining guide.
Quiet boat ride with heaters for warmth. Our guide, was excellent and knowledgeable. I think his name was Jake? Saw many eagles in the trees above the river..A beautiful, peaceful day with little rain.
Scott was an absolute fun person to have as the guide. He was very knowledgeable & easy to have conversation with. We had a better than average day weather wise & the heaters were a big hit with Marilyn. We would recommend this means of floating as opposed to rafts any day !
Wonderful experience! We had a professional, polite guide and saw lots of eagles, couldn't ask for more!
Well coordinated event. Scott was knowledgeable, informative and fun to be with.
My wife and I had a great day on the Skagit river with our guide Cole. The weather was beautiful and the eagles were out. Cole educated us on the area and made sure we were comfortable in our heated drift boat.What a terrific day.
This was a wonderful experience for my husband and I, and our 9 year-old grandson! Our guide, Jake, was waiting for us when we arrived, answered all of our questions, and loaded us into the boat safely and efficiently. He gave us terrific information about the eagles, other birdlife, and surrounding terrain and mountains. The boat had heaters (hurrah!), and hot chocolate was available. We had a stunning day to float the river and, best of all, we saw at least 50 eagles of all ages, some battling seagulls for fish. A truly amazing day. After this experience, I wouldn't use anyone other than Skagit River Guide Service.
Weather was perfect, cold but not raining. Loved the heaters at the seats. The river was awesome. Didn't see the hundreds of eagles that were promised (peak eagle time Dec 15 - 25) but we saw a lot. The best part was our guide, Scott. He was awesome too! He had a great understanding of the river, navigating us flawlessly between the snags and trees and other debris. He showed us back eddies, and had lots of information about eagles, their behaviors, their eye sight abilities. He was also able to use the river's currents and his rowing skills to twirl the boat to provide the best viewing and for the photographers. I felt totally safe and well taken care of. Thank you Scott and thank you Skagit River Guide Service!
Our first time doing this & now we plan on it every year. Excellent time even in the rain!! The heaters make it comfortable. Cole was absolutely wonderful. Enjoyed his knowledge of not just the eagles but the river & it’s history.
My seven-year-old son and I had a great experience with Skagit River Guide Service. It was early in the season and the river was running high, so the eagles weren't as numerous as they are at other times, but we still saw a lot -- 60+ Eagles, plus Common Mergansers, Ravens, American Dippers, Buffleheads, Chum Salmon, and a handsome, two-point buck walking along the shore. Wayne was an excellent guide, and the other folks on the trip were friendly and easy to chat with. All in all, a 3-hour float down the river in a heated boat with beautiful scenery, good company, impressive wildlife, hot cocoa, and someone else doing the rowing was a fantastic way to spend a morning!
Great up close and personal time. Cole did a great job and next year we'll be back for an earlier tour!
Once we figured out the 101 yr old things were amazing. My only complaint was the fact that the guide had not been notified that he would have a 101 yr old with either a walker or wheelchair. He was very surprised. And then to add a 97 and 3 earlier 90 to the figure and it can be over whelming. The young man figured out how to use the lift in the us and was of great help going down a very slick hill to the bot and then getting them all in. I had taken great pains to inform the person I spoke with making reservations about my concerns over these people That information should have been passed on.
Guide was informative and personable. Saw several eagles. Heaters very helpful. Enjoyed the trip.