Bald Eagle Float

Location: Marblemount and Rockport, WA

Timeframe: Winter

Every year in late December the Chum Salmon of the Puget Sound swim in to the many rivers of western Washington. A large population enters the Skagit River and swims upstream to spawn. After spawning the salmon die and become prey to the 800 migrating bald eagles from Alaska and surrounding areas, providing the scenic backdrop for a Class I (flat water/ no rapids) river float.

We begin with a tour of the Marblemount Fish Hatchery where children learn about the local salmon, the salmon cycle, and the eagles. We provide lunch and get on the river at the Marblemount Boat Launch and get off of the river in Rockport. The trip duration is about 3 hours and is professionally guided and supplied by Chinook Expeditions. All rafts and safety equipment is provided and participants do not need to know how to swim. Everyone is provided with a life vest and rain gear for the duration of the trip.

The trip includes round trip van transportation from Tukwila Community Center.