Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet’s surface, and 0% of the R & B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with today’s Groupon from Pacific NW Float Trips. Choose between the following options:
- For $38, you get a four-hour Bald Eagle raft tour for an adult (a $77 value).
- For $33, you get a four-hour Bald Eagle raft tour for a child or senior (a $67 value).<p>
Trips launch at Howard Miller Steelhead Park in Rockport daily at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Pacific NW Float Trip’s naturalist guides deepen understanding of a national icon as gaggles of rafters drift downriver during the 8-mile Skagit River Bald Eagle trip, with included lunch. The area has one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles in the country. Prior to launch, raft captains discuss basic safety pointers while priming eyeholes and camera irises for a visual feast of the river’s many beauties, including bald eagles in flight, salmon spawning, and verdant expanses of land that have never known the touch of disco. Fish splash in every wending channel of the Skagit River trek, which drifts around fallen trees and beaver dams like clouds flowing around the airy peaks of Mt. Baker.
Pacific NW Float Trip shuttles passengers from the meeting point to their rafts, and the journey ends back at their vehicles. Minds and cameras capture images of pristinely undisturbed nature as hungry tummies fill with an included lunch and candy taken from baby eagles.
While Pacific NW Float Trips provides life jackets and rain ponchos for each passenger, they recommend the following clothing for rafting, not included with this Groupon:
- Synthetic or wool long underwear
- Synthetic or wool polar-fleece sweater and pants
- Water-repellant rain pants and jacket with hood
- Warm hat
- Gloves or mittens
- Thick wool or polar-fleece socks
- Rubber-insulated boots, hip-waders, after-ski boots, or the like
- A change of dry clothes for after the trip
Pacific NW Float Trips
Dave Button grew up along Washington's Skagit River and had the inspiration to found his own company while navigating the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon under the helm of famed guide Georgie White. Soon after, Dave returned home to create Pacific NW Float Trips in 1974. Today, Dave and his crew of trained, passionate guides pioneer the routes and share their knowledge of the region's landscapes and salmon population via inspirational tours held year-round on the Skagit, Nooksack, and Wenatchee Rivers. Pacific NW's famed Bald Eagle Raft Adventure grants tourists a chance to take in the serenity of rustling cottonwoods and the majesty of Mount Baker as their guides quietly point out migratory eagles from Canada and Alaska.