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Subject:   New Combo Tour -Peaks and Pods
For Immediate Release:   
7/1/2008  7:00:00 AM
For More Information Contact:
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

Contact Scott Thomsen at Scott.thomsen@seattle.gov
www.SkagitTours.com

New Combo Tour - "Peaks and Pods"

View the Northwest's best - majestic mountains and magnificent whales in one weekend cruise

SEATTLE - Seattle City Light Skagit Tours is partnering with Mystic Sea Charters to offer a special vacation experience. Participants will enjoy two outstanding cruises on salt- and fresh water over one weekend for one all-inclusive price of $99. The tours take place on Diablo Lake and Puget Sound with access via scenic North Cascades Highway 20.

Skagit Tours located in Newhalem, Wash., offers the opportunity to explore the beautiful North Cascades National Park wilderness from the comfort of a motorcoach and the open-air deck of a tour boat on glacier-fed Diablo Lake. Participants will learn about the history of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project as they travel along the mighty Skagit River gorge and hear stories of what life was like in a company town. Along the way, scenic vistas of glaciers, towering, cragged mountain peaks, old-growth forest and sparkling fresh-water lakes are yours to enjoy. The 2.5 hour tour is located just three hours northeast of Seattle.

Mystic Sea Charters in Anacortes, Wash., welcomes all ages to experience the whale watching and wildlife cruise of a lifetime. Your cruise will take you through and around the beautiful San Juan Islands while viewing an array of sea life, mammals and shore birds. Along the way you will see eagles, otters, porpoises, seals, and whales. Your tour will cover approximately 50 to 80 miles. There are 86 identified orcas that reside in the San Juan Islands from May until mid October. Don't be fooled, the whales aren't always easy to find. Orcas travel about 100 miles a day, feeding on salmon along the way. This is one of the reasons Mystic Sea Charters is a SAFE member. SAFE members have their own floatplane, which is exclusively used for whale spotting. This service insures Mystic Sea one of the highest sighting rates in the industry. This 5 to 6 hour tour is located just 1.5 hours northwest of Seattle.

The Peaks and Pods tour does require advanced reservations at least 48 hours prior to departure. Both cruises include an onboard guide and boxed picnic lunches. Lodging information is available but overnight accommodations are the responsibility of the participant. The tour is available on limited dates in 2008 and can be booked by calling 1-800-308-9387. For more information please call or visit www.SkagitTours.com or www.mysticseacharters.com.

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