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Diablo Lake Boat Tour

    June 30 – September 12 Thursday – Monday

    September 17 - 25
    Saturday – Sunday

    Adults: $40
    Seniors (62 years): $38
    Youth (12 years): $20
    Children (3 years): Free
  • Tours are offered once a day
  • Lunch is provided
  • Boat capacity: 45 people
  • Check-in begins at 10:15 a.m. at North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
  • Tours last from 10:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Diablo Lake Afternoon Cruise

      July 2 – September 4 Saturday – Sunday




      Adults: $20
      Seniors (62 years): $18
      Youth (12 years): $12
      Children (3 years): Free

  • Tours are offered once a day
  • Boat capacity: 45 people
  • Check-in: 12:30 p.m at North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
  • Tour end time: 2:45 p.m.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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    Reservations are required.

    Diablo Lake Boat Tours
    Come be a part of Skagit history! Seattle City Light has been offering the popular Diablo Lake Boat Tour for more than 80 years. You will learn about the area's natural history, biodiversity, and geology, and the unique relationship between the environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project, which provides clean, low-cost, renewable power to the citizens of Seattle.

    Start your adventure by boarding the Alice Ross IV - a brand new boat designed especially for the tours. The cabin features a roof that is nearly all glass to allow for the best possible visibility. The boat features a heating and air conditioning system, as well as an onboard head. A 14-foot open aft deck also allows passengers to enjoy the tour from outside.

    As you cruise the glacier-fed Diablo Lake you will learn about the surrounding wildlife habitat and enjoy views of snow-clad mountain peaks, islands, and waterfalls. Experience parts of the lake that are typically hidden from view when traveling by highway or hiking on 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 a great way to experience the inspiring North Cascades landscape.

    Reserve a spot now - the Diablo Lake Boat Tours fill up quickly!

    Diablo Lake Afternoon Cruise
    In response to popular demand, we've added the option of an afternoon cruise around Diablo Lake. This shortened version of the Diablo Lake Boat Tour is designed for folks who are arriving in the North Cascades later in the day or do not have a lot of spare time while they are visiting.

    Like the Diablo Lake Boat Tour, you will start your adventure by boarding the Alice Ross IV - a brand new boat designed especially for the tours. The cabin features a roof that is nearly all glass to allow for the best possible visibility. The boat features a heating and air conditioning system, as well as an onboard head. A 14-foot open aft deck also allows passengers to enjoy the tour from outside.

    As you cruise the glacier-fed Diablo Lake you will learn about the surrounding wildlife habitat and enjoy views of snow-clad mountain peaks, islands, and waterfalls. Experience parts of the lake that are typically hidden from view when traveling by highway or hiking on 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.


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    View of Diablo Lake during a Diablo Lake Boat Tour

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