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Seattle area Eagle Watching on the Skagit River

The Skagit River eagle float is a great way to see both the emerald waters of the Skagit and the incredible majesty of the Bald Eagle. The Skagit River is the only large river system in Washington State that supports all 5 native salmon and it draws the largest wintering Bald Eagle population in the continental United States. This makes it one of the best places in the country for Seattle eagle watching enthusiasts to see a lot of Bald Eagles. Meet your guides at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, near Rockport, and spend the next 2-3 hours floating the calm waters of the pristine Skagit. Book a trip today or contact Wildwater River Guides with questions.

Everett and Seattle Family Friendly Adventure on the Skagit River

Rafting on the Skagit River is a perfect introduction into river rafting for the entire family. While it may intimidate you to think of going rafting in December or January we highly recommend this trip as a way to experience the scenery of the breathtaking North Cascade National Park and see lots of incredible Bald Eagles in the wild. When you are looking for Seattle family friendly fun, think of the Skagit River. This is a great Washington scenic river trip and is located just an hour and a half from downtown Everett.

Book the Skagit River Eagle Float with Wildwater


When you are interesting in Skagit River eagle watching, book a trip with Wildwater River Guides. Our clients are consistently amazed at how much fun they can have river rafting in the winter. Our highly trained raft guides are also knowledgeable about the river flora and fauna and happy to share their information as you float. We look forward to meeting Seattle and Everett eagle watchers and nature lovers alike. We also offer Skagit River kayak trips. For more information on private kayak tours on the Skagit contact Wildwater River Guides.

Season: December-January    3.5-4 hour adventure   Price: $69/p  Age Requirement: 8 years old



Meet at Howard Miller Steelhead Park - Rockport, Washington

Address: 52804 Rockport Park Road - Rockport, Washington 98283


Route - from Seattle, WA:

• Travel on I-5 north and turn east at Arlington / Darrington exit #208.

• Follow Hwy 530 through Arlington, Darrington and on to Rockport.

• The Howard Miller Steelhead park entrance is about 100 feet after the Skagit River bridge.

• Look for a Wildwater vehicle, or sign. If  you are lost please call 1.509.470.8558


*In addition to the directions provided, Wildwater strongly suggests using a Washington State highway map or searching the address provided above in Google Maps for extra directions.


Driving times:

From Seattle WA approximately 2 hours

From Tacoma, WA approximately 3 hours

From Olympia, WA approximately 3.5 hours

What to expect:

1. Pull into parking lot and park vehicles. 2. Check in with us to receive participation waiver which you will then read through, fill out and sign. 3. All minors will have to have a parent or legal guardian signature to participate in rafting trip. If a minor will not be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian then you will need to have the waiver filled out and signed before the trip. 4. Gear up and get changed into your cold weather layers. 4. Everyone will load up into a Wildwater vehicle and ride the shuttle to the put-in/launch site. 5. Everyone will then participate in a Guide Trip Talk given by a Wildwater staff member that goes over helpful information about the river trip, how to sit in the raft and additional useful information to help prepare you for what is to come. 6. After the trip talk you will split  into raft groups and meet your guide for the day. 7. Your guide will go through basic river rafting instruction before putting on the river. 8. Now it’s time to go rafting! 9. At the end of the trip you will take-out back at Howard Miller Steelhead Park.

What you’ll need:

The Skagit river, while beautiful can be cold in the winter months of December and January. The river itself has very low chance of splashing you and getting you wet. Do keep in mind that if the weather is cold, rainy, or even snowing the potential of getting wet, and or cold is very HIGH. Warm, winter clothes are recommended. Rain gear is highly encouraged in case of precipitation while rafting. Fleece and Wool layers are recommended, please avoid cotton layers.

For this trip we recommend bringing your own rain gear and warm clothing for maximum comfort. We do have wetsuits, neoprene booties for your feet, and splash jackets available upon request if you feel that you don’t have access to the items listed below.

• Warm winter layers

• Rain jacket & rain pants (in case it rains or snows)

• Rubber boots or winter boots

• Winter hat and winter gloves

• Camera, binoculars, electronics in waterproof case

• You are also welcome to bring any snacks or beverages (non-alcoholic)

Feel free to call or email us with any questions:

1-800-522-WILD (9453)  •  1-509-470-8558  •