Skagit Tours

There's nothing like the beauty of the North Cascades. You can experience it all on one of our Skagit Tours—designed for fun and education for all ages. Presented in partnership with North Cascades Institute and National Park Service, Skagit Tours have connected visitors to the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest and our clean hydro resources for nearly 100 years.

A view of Diablo Lake over the front of a tour boat

Diablo Lake Boat Tour

Enjoy the stunning beauty of Diablo Lake aboard the Alice Ross IV—a glass roof boat designed to provide the best views from inside or outside the boat. As you cruise the glacier-fed lake, you will learn about the surrounding ecosystem and enjoy views of mountain peaks, islands and waterfalls. You will hear stories about early explorers and settlers of the area and the challenges and successes of dams and powerhouses in remote locations.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, tour capacity will be reduced from normal operations. Our tours comply with current health and capacity guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour experience for all.

Tour includes:

  • An hour boat cruise of Diablo Lake
  • Guided learning about the area
  • A snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice


  • The 2021 Skagit Tour season runs from July 1st to September 26th
  • Tours are offered twice daily:
    • Morning tour loads at 11:30 am, departs at 11:45 am, and disembarks at 12:45 pm
    • Afternoon tour loads at 2:30 pm, departs at 2:45 pm, and disembarks at 3:45 pm
  • Good for all ages
  • Reservations required
Skagit Tours Schedule
Jul. 1 – Sept. 6 Sept. 11 – Sept. 26
Mon. 11:30 am
2:30 pm
Thurs. 11:30 am
2:30 pm
Fri. 11:30 am
2:30 pm
Sat. 11:30 am
2:30 pm
11:30 am
2:30 pm
Sun. 11:30 am
2:30 pm
11:30 am
2:30 pm


  • Adults: $45
  • Seniors (62+): $42
  • Youth (3-12): $22
  • Children under 3: Free

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