Diablo Lake Boat Tours

Diablo Lake Boat Tours
Program Series Skagit Tours
Instructors Institute staff
General Tuition (age 13+) $40.00
Senior Tuition (age 62+) $38.00
Youth Tuition (age 3-12) $20.00
Infant Tuition (age 0-2) free

The 2015 Skagit Tour season will run Thursdays - Mondays July 2 - September 14, with extended season weekend tours available for Diablo Boat Tours September 19, 20, 26 and 27.

A fascinating element of Skagit Valley history, Seattle City Light has been offering Diablo Lake Boat Tours for more than 80 years!

Skagit Tour guides will lead you on an exploration of the region’s fascinating natural history, biodiversity and geology. You'll also learn about the unique relationship between the environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project’s three dams, which provide clean, low cost, renewable power to the citizens of Seattle.

We’ll board the Cascadian and embark on a cruise of turquoise-colored, glacier-fed Diablo Lake. We’ll cruise nooks and crannies of the lake that are typically hidden from view when traveling on highway and trails. Finally, we'll wind our way up dramatic Diablo Lake Gorge towards towering Ross Dam.

Your tour will come alive with historic stories about the early explorers and settlers in the area and the formation of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. You'll learn about the wildlife habitat that surrounds the deep-blue waters of Diablo Lake, and you'll enjoy views of glacier-clad peaks, islands, and waterfalls.

At the end of our tour, you'll enjoy a delicious, organic and locally-sourced lunch at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, the green-built wilderness campus of North Cascades Institute.

Diablo Lake Boat Tours are an affordable and fun way to spend the day in the North Cascades, exploring the environment and learning about the rich natural and cultural history of this region — a perfect way to show off our spectacular local mountains for out-of-town guests and family!

For more information, call (360) 854-2589 or email skagittours.reservations@ncascades.org.

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