Skagit Tours

Skagit Tours

Visit_ST_DiabloscenicNorth Cascades Institute, in partnership with Seattle City Light and North Cascades National Park, offers interpretive tours of the fascinating natural and cultural history of the Upper Skagit Valley. 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.

Please contact us with any questions at (360) 854-2589 or

Diablo Lake BOAT TOURS

Popular boat tours aboard the Cascade exploring the stunning beauty of Diablo Lake, learning about the interesting natural and cultural history of the region. Your experience includes a delicious lunch at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center.

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Guided shuttle tours to highlights along the North Cascades Highway, including exclusive tours inside Seattle City Light's Gorge and Diablo Powerhouses, visits to Ladder Creek Falls and Happy Creek and a catered box lunch.


Step back in time on this free walking tour of the historic company town of Newhalem. Learn about the town's colorful past and how Newhalem still thrives today as a functioning company town supporting operations at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project.

Walking tours are free and no reservations are required. These guided tours are offered once daily, Thursday - Monday, July 3 - September 14. Tours depart from the Skagit Information Center in Newhalem at 2 PM and last approximately 45 minutes.

Skagit Tours have made a splash in the regional press, and for good reason: “The boat ride is pretty awesome,” wrote Terry Richardson, Travel Writer for The Oregonian. “It's as close as you'll get to seeing an Alaskan landscape in the lower 48 states.”

"Towering peaks, unbelievable turquoise waters and a fascinating cultural and natural history are more than enough incentive to visit," wrote Jessi Loerch for the Everett Herald. "Skagit Tours will give you a good introduction to the region."

Also, watch a "Northwest Postcards" segment that aired on Northwest Cable News.