1-800-522-WILD (9453)



Skykomish River Rafting near Seattle

(Class III-V)

When you are looking for whitewater rafting near Seattle you can't beat the Skykomish River. It is the ultimate whitewater rafting adventure in Washington State. Combining intense whitewater action with incredible scenery, the “Sky” is a favorite of clients and guides alike. Meet your guide at Big Eddy fishing access off highway 2, only an hour from downtown Leavenworth or Everett. When you are looking for Class V whitewater near Seattle think of the Skykomish River. Book a trip today or contact Wildwater River Guides with questions.

Whitewater Rafting near Leavenworth and Everett

The clear turquoise water of the Skykomish River flows around house sized boulders, creating unique and challenging rapids. The famous class V “Boulder Drop” is one of the longest and hardest rapids in Washington State, but it isn’t the only rapid that keeps our expert guides on their toes. On this 9 milestretch of river you'll experience numerous class III and IV rapids such as “Railroad,” “Deja Vu,” and “Lunch Hole.”

If you’ve been rafting before and are looking for a more challenging and exhilarating adventure then the Skykomish River is the trip for you! The put in is located just down the road from Gold Bar and is a perfect choice when you are looking for rafting near Everett or Leavenworth.

Raft the Skykomish River with Wildwater

Wildwater has been guiding the Skykomish River since we first started running Washington whitewater in 1980. With beautiful scenery, incredible rapids and close proximity to Seattle it is one of our most popular trips. Wildwater provides the latest equipment and the highest certified guides in the Washington river guiding business so that you can be confident your trip will run smoothly so you can focus on having fun. We also offer Skykomish River kayak trips. For more information on private kayak tours on the Skykomish contact Wildwater River Guides.

*Discover Pass required

You can purchase the Discover Pass here:

Season: March-July  3.5-4 hour adventure    Price:$89/p     Age Requirement: 16 years old




Meet Big Eddy fishing access.

• Drive 1.5 miles East of Gold Bar, cross Highway 2 bridge and turn South into gravel parking area.

• Look for Wildwater River Guides vehicle. If lost, call 509-470-8558.


*Discover Pass required

You can purchase the Discover Pass here:

Driving time

From Seattle, WA. approx. 1.5 hours.



Meet at rendezvous.

1. Park cars. 2. Check in. Read through and sign participation waiver. 3. Receive the gear you will need for your river trip, change, and use your vehicle as a personal locker. 4. Ride the shuttle vehicle to the put-in/launch site. 5. Participate in a Guide Trip Talk. 6. Break into raft groups; meet your individual guide. 7. Go through basic river rafting instruction. 8. Raft river. 9. Take-out, change into dry clothing and return river gear you used to Wildwater Staff.

What You'll Need

We supply all of  the river  equipment  that you will need, including a sleeveless wetsuit, neoprene booties for your feet, a helmet, and a PFD (personal floatation device). *Cold Spring days a splash jacket can also be provided upon request.

For this river trip we suggest you bring:

• Swimsuit or swim trunks to wear under the wetsuit provided.

• Sunglasses with croakie attachment.

• If you are worried about getting cold on the trip you can bring extra layers. Fleece, wool, and polypropylene materials work best. Avoid anything made of cotton.

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.