SKAGIT EAGLES WINTER ECO TOUR
When: November 25 – January 31 9:30am-3:30pm*
Price: $144 adult, $72 child (10 & under)
*times set to accommodate the Amtrak Cascades train schedule from Seattle and Vancouver
The Skagit Eagles Winter Eco Tour takes you to experience the wilderness along the Skagit & Nooksack Rivers from late November thru January. It is here that hundreds of migratory bald eagles congregate to feast on the winter salmon run!
As we stop along the river to watch, listen and learn about the regal bald eagles, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the snow covered mountains of the North Cascades, as well as the moss & lichen covered trees. The incessant glacial meltwater of our life sustaining rivers will serenade you all along. On weekends, a visit to the Skagit Bald Eagle Interpretive Center is on the agenda. On weekdays, it’s a visit to the salmon hatchery.
Sometime in January, as the salmon carcass supply dwindles, the bald eagles begin spending more time in Skagit and Samish farmlands as do we to maximize the eagle viewing opportunities.
During the Skagit Eagles Winter Eco Tour, you’ll also learn about the life cycle of salmon, the different species, and their importance in sustaining not only the bald eagles, but also bears, orcas, the PNW fisheries and ways of life. Additionally, you’ll understand the role our magnificent temperate rainforest plays in sheltering the entire river watershed systems on which their wildlife, and humans, depend upon. A walk through an old growth forest can be included (time and interest dependent).
Warm clothing, gloves, hats, footwear, and rain gear are highly recommended during our crisp winter days.
WEEKDAY RIVER FLOAT OPTION
A serene 3 hr (1-4 pm) float down the river with Skagit River Guide Services http://www.skagiteagles.com/skagit-river-eagle-viewing.html
is offered during the week upon request. Please inquire for availability and transportation schedule from Seattle.
Staying in Seattle or Vancouver but don’t have a car? Easy. Hop on the Amtrak Cascades train to the Mount Vernon Station pickup, where all our Adventures begin!
This Skagit Eagles Winter Eco Tour is an ideal Adventure for a single traveler, a small group of friends or family, or a private charter.
Stay longer for a multi-day Adventure to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! in NW Washington. Check out all our Guided Adventures and please inquire about accommodations.