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Skagit River Eagle Viewing

Welcome to Skagit River Excursions. We offer many different trips year around on the Wild and Scenic Skagit River system, from Skagit River Eagle Tours, White Water rafting, scenic Fall Color Float Trips, Skagit river fishing trips or Jet sled photo tours of this world famous river, and its yearly migration of eagles.

Skagit Eagle Tour 3 Hour

Our 3 Hour Eagle Tour begins in Rockport WA and is our most popular tour. It is a quiet serene float and a great way to experience the beauty of the Skagit. Whether you are a nature lover, amateur or professional photographer this tour will leave you with a lasting impression of the Skagit and the migrating eagles that return every year. We meet at Howard Miller Steelhead Park and from there we transport you up river by bus to Marblemount WA. Once we arrive in Marblemount we will get the boats in the water, fire the propane heaters off, have a brief safety meeting and then set off for an 8 mile drift through the Bald Eagle sanctuary. During your tour our experienced guide will give you information about the eagles, salmon runs and the intricate roles they play on this beautiful river.

$75.00 per per person tax included
$55.00 for children 5 and under

If you are looking for an outfitter to help you explore this unique valley you have come to the right spot. With 15 years experience as a fishing guide and eagle tour provider, our knowledge of the area and our exceptional customer service will ensure your experience with us is a memorable one.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and look forward to sharing this incredible eco system with you in a safe and exciting adventure. We encourage you to view our Testimonials to hear from some of the many happy clientele we have served.

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Call us today at: 1-888-675-2448
to schedule your Eagle Tour.

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Heated Boats! You will never go back to a raft!


Skagit River Eagle Tours

$75.00 per person(Tax Included)

Our Skagit River Eagle Watching Tours begin in mid November and end in late February. The peak of the Eagle season is December and January. At Skagit River Excursions we try to set ourselves apart from other rafting companies here in the valley. We offer heated boats for those cold winter days and high backed cushioned seats for the maximum comfort as you are enjoying the beauty of these Majestic birds. If you are an amateur or professional Photographer our boats are camera friendly, and we work very hard at getting you in the right spot to ensure the best possible chance of getting that award winning shot. Our boats are highly maneuverable and unlike a rafting trip, your guides will be doing all of the oaring while you sit back and enjoy what this beautiful river has to offer. You can view our Skagit River Eagles Page for more info about our tours and departure times. Our boats are handicap accessible and can accommodate other special needs as well.


Skagit Overnight Packages

Romantic Getaways

If you are looking for overnight accommodations while in the valley we have highly rated cabins per Trip Advisor and AAA and will gladly set up an Overnight Package for you whether it is a weekend getaway for a couple, family or a corporate outing. Feel free to browse our site for more info about us and other Activities to enjoy while in the Valley.



Wanted to share pictures from our fishing trip, October 7, 2012, and thank you both for a "Great Day" on the Skagit and a memorable experience for our grandson's, Zac (12) and Andrew (7), along with myself. The kids talked all the way home about the trip, not surprising with Andrew, and they could hardly wait to tell their families and to brag about it at school today. We can not express our appreciation enough for making this fishing trip a very special day and, Wayne, you have a special gift and limitless patience for working and teaching young people and us old timers too about your passion for the outdoors and the love of fishing. We will definitely be looking forward to another trip with you and recommending your guide service to our family and friends. Thank you very much!
Dave and Jane R, Arlington, WA

What a delightful, and unexpected, surprise to arrive home and find a thank you from you. The thank yous are returned triple-fold to you. Jean and I both loved our voyage on the river. Good company, laughter, hot chocolate, fascinating information, peaceful beauty all around...not to mention the stately birds...what better way to spend a morning. We certainly hope to come again and will recommend your guide service to others.
I had opened my computer to write you a note; you beat me to the proverbial punch. Thank you, thank to you yet again. Also a special thanks to your lovely blue-eyed wife who was so pleasant and helpful each time I called to make arrangements.

Thank you. I very much enjoyed the eagle watching tour and hopefully will have time to do it again before I have to head home to NY. You all were great and I would highly recommend to anyone to choose you guys when doing a river tour. Well worth the money and the time. Two thumbs up!

Dear Wayne and Melissa,
We had such a ball, we thought maybe today we'd scale Mt. Baker... The weather was to be expected..It's Washington in January..BUT...If we had a suggestion for the future it would be to put us with a more talkative and fun loving Group..So maybe we'll bring our own "6" next time or maybe just 5 and Melissa can ride too..I'll bring the snacks and Dee will bring the Schnapps..How does that sound? Don't worry, we'll be spreading the word..Our eagles club in Burlington thinks we're COOL, they didn't think we'd do it especially in crummy weather. And the guys at the Rockport tavern enjoyed our wet AND BEDRAGGLED LOOK when we walked in.. So all in all it was terrific.. Thanks, Kim, Dee and Terry.

Dear Melissa,
The Walking friends had two marvelous float trips today. I just wanted to thank you for all you did to make our float trip so perfect. Your guides are the best. My husband loved Wayne giving him the opportunity to do a little fishing along the way. We were all grateful to have those boat heaters and the hot chocolate to warm us. I'm so glad that you arranged to have the use of the warm place to meet up and have lunch. We appreciated all you did! We will recommend you to our friends and look forward to another river adventure with your company.
Many Thanks,
Marsha R and Naida G

Hi Wayne, we just wanted to let you know what a great time we had last weekend on our Eagle tour. Jerry and I were both very impressed with how well you maneuvered the boat, and how hard you worked at getting us in the right spot for the best possible pictures during our trip. The heaters in the boat were very much appreciated as well. We will definitely be recommending your service to the other members of our photo club. Kathy

Mr Ackerlund, I bought my Mom and Dad a Gift certificate for a Skagit eagle trip last weekend (Seth & Victoria). They asked me to send you a thank you email, and tell you that it was a wonderful trip for them. After hearing what a great time they had we are interested in setting up a trip for ourselves and our 3 girls. 6, 12 and 13. Can you please forward to me any open dates you may have over the next 2 weekends. Jeff

Wayne, We were on an eagle float Sunday with Brian as our guide. All of our group wanted to send our thank you to Brian for showing us such a great time. He made it a very pleasant experience, and all of us appreciated how easy going and informative he was. I've taken quite a few different guided trips doing various things over the years, and have to say that your customer service is Top Notch. From the first email, to the heated boats it's obvious you are there for your clients. Thanks to both of you from the Larson family.

Thanks for an awesome trip, Wayne! Seeing so many Eagles feeding at one time was impressive, my wife got some really great photos! We will definitely be back next year. Dale M.

Wayne, Thanks again for accommodating us on such short notice. We had a great time yesterday and wanted to let you know how happy we were with our guide (Brian) What an awesome guide! He gave us lots of info about the area and birds, and kept us laughing all day. He really made it an exceptional trip. Doug J.

My wife, Steph, and I got to fish with you a couple weeks ago and I just wanted to say thanks!  That was our first time in Washington, and first time catching salmon on light tackle.  We had an excellent time catching fish, and getting a little insite on some of your Alaskan adventures, and fishing business!
Thanks again,

Chuck & his family headed back today so I forwarded it on. We had such a great time and shared our photos with family who came over for dinner last night. We did get a few really good shots including the close up of the eagle on the shore. I definitely want to come back next Dec. with my family so keep me on your mailing list. And I can't think of a thing you could do to improve what you do. It was stellar.
Take care,

Dear Wayne:
Your trip was a great and wonderful adventure for us.  Thanks for the care and consideration in all that you did to make the excursion an awesome experience.
Best wishes,

Hi Wayne,  We had a great time and have nothing but praise for you and how you organize everything.  Indeed, we recommended you to our friends, Pam and John and I think they plan on joining one of your trips next weekend.  They're delightful people and John a terrific photographer so I hope it works out.  cheers, Elizabeth

Skagit River,
We appreciated your "thank you" email as well as the Whitewater Rafting Trip on May 22nd. The Skagit is an awesome river and we really appreciated the effort your company has put into making the experience something all of us will remember.  It's not to often that we find personable people at the other end of the phone as well as guides that enjoy their time on the water.  Excellent Job! 
The Whitmans.  John, Carol and the twins.

Driving Directions from Seattle:
 Follow Interstate 5 to exit 208, Take right at top of ramp and follow HWY 530 to Rockport.  Take left just after crossing the Skagit river bridge into Howard Miller Steelhead Park.  Park by the Restrooms.  I will be driving a Burgundy truck or a Red Suburban with  a Large silver drift boat and on the side.

Driving directions from Bellingham:
Follow Interstate 5 to exit 232, Take left at top of ramp and follow Cook road to HWY 20.  At Hwy 20 take a left and follow to Rockport Mile marker 97(about 30 miles).  At Rockport Store take a right at Hwy 530 interchange, and then the next right into Howard Miller Steelhead Park. Park by the restrooms. I will be driving a Burgundy truck or a Red Suburban with  a Large silver drift boat and on the side.

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Skagit River Excursions
PO Box 2324
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Toll Free: 1 (888) 675-2448




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