Rafting with the Eagles!

Our residents always amaze and impress us with their willingness to try new and exciting things. Recently a hardy group from two of our communities in the Seattle area (Northgate Plaza and Mountlake Terrace) took to the water on a raft trip in order to see the bald eagles.


The Skagit river in Washington State is in the thick of one of the two largest seasonal congregations of bald eagles in the contiguous United States. The birds from as far north as Alaska, come every winter to feed on the Skagit River’s abundant run of chum salmon. January and February are the months to see the birds so our group bundled up to hit the water. It was actually not too cold out and luckily the sun was shining during the entire trip.

With the help of the excellent guides at Pacific NW Float Trips, residents and our accompanying team members took to their rafts on a beautiful Northwest winter day.

The raft trip took the group in search of bald eagles and they were not disappointed! As they enjoyed their trip down the river in their inflatable rafts they saw about 18 of the majestic birds. The group said they felt like there were eagles everywhere!

As you can see, everyone loved the trip and the rafts were the perfect way to enjoy the eagles. They were actually really comfortable too, with high-back seats and heaters.

The eight mile float trip was over far too quickly but what an experience! You can check out more photos from the day in this video.

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