In the cold of winter bald eagles congregate around the Skagit River as salmon make their way upstream. Watch these majestic predators soar and hunt from a tranquil float with no rapids and little paddling necessary.

  •   Season: December-January

  •   Difficulty: Beginner

  •   Length: 17 miles

  •   Time: 3-3.5 hours

  •   Age: 12+

  •   Trip Fee: $40*

    *$50 for non-members includes discounted one-time membership fee

The Skagit river section we float during the winter does not offer any whitewater action at all. What it does have is spectacular winter views of the Skagit River valley and all of the bald eagles that flock to the area to hunt the local salmon.

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Non-cotton apparel
  • Warm clothing

Note: The waters will be extremely cold and the air not much warmer.

  • Lifejacket
  • Paddle
  • Glass containers
  • Anything that cannot get wet

Everyone who rafts with us and works for The Boeing Company MUST be a member of BEWET. Members are allowed to bring one guest, more must be coordinated with the trip leader. See the Contact Us link at the bottom of this page. If you are registering as a guest please note the BEWET member sponsoring you in the comments.