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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

Address: 5110 Railroad Ave. Rockport, WA 98283

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

Route #1: From Seattle, WA

• I-5 north turn East at Arlington / Darrington exit #208

• Follow Hwy 530 through Arlington, Darrington and onto Rockport

• The Hwy 530 Park entrance is 100 feet North of the Skagit River bridge.

Look for Wildwater River Guides vehicle inside the park.

If lost, call 1.509.470.8558

Route #2: From Seattle, WA.

• I-5 north to Burlington

• Highway 20 east to Rockport

• Turn at Howard Miller Steelhead Park & Alfred Street

(1/8 mile West of Hwy20/ Hwy 530 junction).

Driving times:

From Seattle WA. approx. 2 hours.

from Tacoma, WA. approx. 3 hours.

Meet at rendezvous.

1. Park cars. 2. Check in.. Read through and sign participation waiver 3. Ride shuttle vehicle to put-in/launch site. 4. Participate in Guide Trip Talk. 5. Break into raft groups; meet your individual guide. 6. Go through basic river rafting instruction. 7. Raft river. 8.Take-out.

What You'll Need

The Skagit river, while beautiful can be cold in the winter months of December and January. The river only has a few very small rapid potentials to get 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 incase 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 (incase 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

Feel free to call us with any questions:

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

When you make a reservation with Wildwater River Guides, we hold those raft seats, kayaks,or SUPs for you on that trip date and time. We may have to turn away others from that particular trip date. If you decide to cancel, it is difficult for us to book someone else on that trip, especially if cancellations are made on short notice.




7+ days prior to the trip date you will receive 100% refund.

Minus $10 per person to cover fees and processing.


Within the 7 days no refunds will be given.


No exceptions for sickness, personal emergencies or No Shows!


NOTE: You may substitute another person at any time without a penalty.


Trips go out rain or shine.