Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a Lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a four-hour ecological rafting tour from Northwest Eco River Tours in Rockport (a $99 value). This tour is available on the following dates and times:
- November 5, 18, 19, and 26 at 11 a.m.
- December 16, 17, 30 and 31 at 11 a.m.
- January 10, 11, 24, and 25 at 11 a.m.
Dennis Dickson will also add more dates to meet demand for tours.
Dennis Dickson, a professional fish-and-wetlands biologist, teams up with his son Mike to lead rafting explorations of the abundant river wildlife and marvelous scenery of western Washington’s Skagit River. Groups of 6–12 visitors float through Skagit River Valley while searching for bald eagles known to make homes in the treetops along the river in the hopes of swooping down to catch a spawning salmon or a migrating toupee. Drift through a wilderness landscape of rolling, forested mountains and spy on schools of trout swimming around runs of determined salmon fighting their way upstream. As groups float along, Dennis marinates brains with knowledge about the river’s history, ecosystem, flora, and fauna.
A father-son team, Dickson Flyfishing guides and teaches fly-fishing to all levels of anglers on Olympic Peninsula waters, Puget Sound rivers, and many eastern Washington rivers. Conscious of their environmental impact, they lead eco-rafting trips throughout the year on the Skagit, Sauk, and Queets Rivers, as well as fishing trips for steelhead, cutthroat trout, and salmon with scales made of gold. More adventurous clients can embark on winter fly-fishing trips for tarpon on the flats of the Caribbean or three-day campouts on the Grande Ronde River. Additionally, scenic rafting tours bring visitors up close to wildlife such as eagles. Dickson Flyfishing also runs a virtual fly shop, where they sell their own line of equipment.
5110 Railroad Ave.
Rockport, Washington 98283