Your tour of Diablo Lake 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. As you cruise glacier-fed Diablo Lake, you will learn about the surrounding wildlife habitat and enjoy views of snow-clad mountain peaks, islands and waterfalls. The cruise is 1 hour and 45 minutes long.
The boat features a heating and air conditioning system, as well as an onboard head, and the cabin roof is mostly glass to allow for the best possible visibility. A 14-foot open aft deck also allows passengers to enjoy the tour from outside.
9:15 am Meet at the YMCA
9:30 am Depart on the Y bus
1:00 pm Arrive at Diablo Dam
1:30 pm Cruise begins
3:00 pm Cruise ends
3:30 pm Load YMCA bus
6:30 pm Return to the YMCA
Dress for the weather. Pack water, snacks, and food. You are welcome to eat lunch or snacks on the bus. There will be no stops for food.
Fee covers YMCA bus, cruise admission, and staff support.
Diablo Lake cruise website: https://ncascades.org/signup/programs/skagit-tours/diablo-lake-afternoon-cruise/
Note that registration closes 10 days before the trip. Please notify the Y if your plans change. There are no refunds after 8/1/18 unless there is a waiting list and someone else can pay for your spot.