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North Cascades Institute Skagit Tours- Day Tours

Sedro Woolley, WA, USA
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Hippely wrote a review Aug 2019
Gilbert, Arizona417 contributions83 helpful votes
Book your tour well ahead of when you want to go as the morning tours that include lunch fill up quickly in the summer. We ended up on an afternoon tour as the mornings were sold out on the days we could go. The lake and setting is stunning. The boat is clean and comfortable. There is some outside seating which was nice on a warm summer day. The information presented on the tour is interesting, though some of the presentation is a little cheesy. The actual boat ride is not all that long (a little over an hour), but the beautiful scenery on a lovely day was quite enjoyable.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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NurseNancy12 wrote a review Jul 2018
Green Valley, Arizona145 contributions88 helpful votes
We took the afternoon boat tour and enjoyed it. Very informative talk by the North Cascades NP Ranger Amos and the Environmental Institute representative Billy. Boat ride was smooth and scenic and beautiful. Very much worth it.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Daniel F wrote a review Aug 2017
North Pole, Alaska, United States11 contributions10 helpful votes
The drive across the dam was fun and gives one and excellent view of the lake from another perspective. We were just day tourists, so there was nothing at the institute for us except to walk around and look at it. The tours were not running the day we were there. I would recommend booking the boar tour or taking a course/workshop at the institute, otherwise there is really no reason to go there
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Date of experience: August 2017
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normana53 wrote a review Jun 2017
Bothell, Wa173 contributions52 helpful votes
We decided to take one of the many courses offered by the Institute and were very pleased with the course, the setting, the food and the entire experience. Learning about Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays from two amazing experts was enjoyable, entertains and educational. We love the remote beauty and the smoke free and cell phone free campus. We plan to return for more educational opportunities. This is a great environment for families and learning!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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AAZ wrote a review Sep 2016
Seattle, Washington12 contributions3 helpful votes
We met at 10:45 outside of the dining hall, then walk a short distance to boat dock. The institute provides van shuttle for this very short walk. The boat is clean and comfortable. The guides are nice and knowledgable. The Diablo lake with deep emerald green water is gorgeous. We stopped during the tour and visited through one of the three dams. We came back before 1pm and the lunch is ready. Lunch included salad bar, turkey soup, lentil soup and Sheperd's pie, good comfort food.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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