Jet Sled Bald Eagle Photography Tours

bald eagle in flight

Witness Majestic Bald Eagles in Action

  • Enjoy the majesty of the Skagit River Bald Eagle migration from a powered jet boat captained by a US Coast Guard certified captain.

  • Experience more exposure to Bald Eagles in their natural habitat from a heated platform that is relatively stable in comparison to any other boat used on the river.

  • Take your photos home with you knowing that you did nothing to disturb the natural environment of the Bald Eagles that inhabit the Skagit River during the wintertime, as we strictly adhere to leave no trace environmental principles (we do not bait the birds).

It's extraordinarily difficult to get that perfect picture of a bald eagle in its natural habitat. People fly all over the world to get that one opportunity for a photo that will bring a lifetime of reflection and appreciation for these majestic birds.

These trips are very specific; we utilize a special powered jet sled that draws little water so that it can reach into the tight spaces. This powered jet boat has a flat floor to provide a platform for photographers to seek out that perfect shot.

The boat is heated, with Mr. Heater brand propane heaters throughout to keep you (relatively) cozy while you gaze out looking for birds.

Note: This tour has a guest minimum of 4. If you make your reservation on a date that the guest minimum has not been met, we will reach out to you. 



 Meet Your Guide

Our Jet Boat Guide Neils


Neils is our jet boat guide. He is a Washington born and raised river guide with 25 years of whitewater experience and 10 years of commercial guiding under his belt. He is both swiftwater rescue certified and first aid trained, ensuring your safety on the river. With 15 years of experience on the Skagit river as a drift boat guide, fishing guide, and jet boat operator, Neils is well versed in the different activities that the Skagit has to offer. 

With the variety of experience that Neils has on the rivers in Washington, he offers a trip filled with both adventure and knowledge. Holding a bachelor's degree in Recreation and Tourism from Central Washington University, his academic background complements his practical expertise. Neils’ year-round commitment to Washington’s rivers ensures our guests an expertly-guided tour.




Skagit River Guide Service