Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $189 for a bald-eagle river and winery tour with dinner for two (a $458 value)
- $378 for a bald-eagle river and winery tour with dinner for four (a $916 value)
Challenger Ridge Vineyard serves as the hub for this tour, which incorporates a leisurely float down the river, wine tastings, and dinner cooked in a Dutch oven. Starting at noon, guests partake in a lunch of soup, salad, and sandwiches before departing to float for up to three hours down the Skagit River, home to peaceful scenery and the occasional bald eagle hunting for toupees. Around 4 p.m., the group heads back to the winery for tastings of wine, cheese, and spinach wraps as an appetizer to a dinner of jumbo shrimp and strip steak or roasted chicken, each served with rosemary potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and pineapple upside-down cake. Once at the vineyard, visitors can unwind with short hikes, explore the vines, or play games of horseshoes or bocce while taking in the evening mountain air. Each couple also receives two bottles of wine from Challenger Ridge's wine list to take home.
Triad River Tours
Triad River Tours was founded by expedition guides who spent over a decade leading trips on multi-day whitewater expeditions on rivers like the Main Salmon and the Snake River of Hells Canyon. After spending many days working on simultaneously complex and luxurious rafting trips, they came to find beauty in the minimalist approach to rafting. Triad River Tours is a licensed, insured, and permitted outfitter in Washington state, and uses high-quality equipment and skilled guides to ensure guests have the best experience possible.
Triad River Tours focuses on the essential practices of great rafting trips, every tour follows meticulous safety protocols, and even before they offer a tour, the team spends up to six months scouting, preparing, and analyzing the specific route to ensure that every variable has been accounted for.