Diablo Lake Boat Tours

Diablo Lake Boat 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

Thursdays - Mondays June 30 - September 12
Saturday and Sundays Sept 17 - 25
10:30 am - 2 pm

Click on the REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM button above to see availability and to sign up!

Come be a part of Skagit history! Seattle City Light has been offering the popular Diablo Lake Boat Tour for more than 80 years, and now in partnership with North Cascades Institute, the tradition continues on. On Diablo Lake Boat Tours, you will learn about the area's natural history, biodiversity and geology, as well as the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project, which provides clean, low-cost, renewable power to the citizens of Seattle.

The adventure begins by boarding the Alice Ross IV – a brand-new boat designed especially for Skagit Tours. The boat features a heating and air conditioning system, as well as an onboard head, and the cabin’s roof is mostly glass to allow for the best possible visibility. A 14-foot open aft deck also allows passengers to enjoy the tour from outside.

As you cruise the glacier-fed Diablo Lake, you’ll  learn about the surrounding wildlife habitat and enjoy views of snow-clad mountain peaks, islands and waterfalls. Experience parts of the lake that are hidden from view when traveling the highway or trails. Your tour will come alive with stories about the early explorers and settlers in the area and the challenges of building the three Skagit River Hydroelectric Project dams and powerhouses in a very remote location. A delicious snack will be provided on board.

The tour ends with a delicious, organic and locally-sourced lunch at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on the shores of Diablo Lake.

Whether this is your first time taking a Diablo Lake Boat Tour, or you have joined us many times before, this is an adventurous and enriching way to experience the inspiring North Cascades landscape.

Reserve a spot now – Diablo Lake Boat Tours fill up quickly! For more information, call (360) 854-2589 or email skagittours.reservations@ncascades.org.

 

*Not wheelchair accessible 


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