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Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour provided by Skagway Float Tours

Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour
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About
Make the most of your limited time in Skagway with this shore excursion, where you can enjoy the beauty of the Alaskan coast while drifting down the Taiya River. After a scenic drive, join your guide for your morning or afternoon tour, and set out on the river. Highlights include the verdant Dyea Valley landscape, views of the Chilkoot Trail—dating to the gold rush—and Skagway cruise terminal transfers all included.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore Dyea Valley on this sightseeing and river rafting tour, from Skagway
Cruise on an inflatable raft with only 11 travelers, and a guide to navigate
Get a great value with equipment, guide, snack, and transfers included
Cruise ship pickup and drop-off—from the Skagway cruise terminal—is included
What to expect
After port pickup from Skagway, take in stunning scenery during a 10-mile (16-km) drive along the coast to the Dyea Valley, an old Gold Rush settlement rich with history. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, eagles and other wildlife, and spot the beginning point of the famous Chilkoot Trail, where thousands traveled in search of gold in 1898. Then, board your boat, an inflatable raft of maximum 11 passengers, for a tranquil, approximately 40-minute float down the Taiya River. Your knowledgeable guide on board provides insight into Skagway’s colorful past, and points out potential bald eagles and other native wildlife. Depending on when you visit, you might even see bears. (Note: Wildlife sightings though possible are not guaranteed) After the float, settle on a riverbank for a snack break while admiring the beauty of your river and mountain surroundings. You’ll be transported back to the Skagway cruise ship terminal. If time permits, your driver will make a stop at an overlook that gives you 360-degree views of Skagway and cruise ships in port. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5336PRTSGYFLOAT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
River float tour • Professional guide • All necessary equipment • Port pickup and drop off
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please meet at the tour waiting area of the pier past security gate. Look for representative with Skagway Float Tours sign. Please be there 10 minutes before departure time.
Skagway, Skagway, Alaska
Ports:
Skagway Port
Inclusions
River float tour • Professional guide • All necessary equipment • Port pickup and drop off
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please meet at the tour waiting area of the pier past security gate. Look for representative with Skagway Float Tours sign. Please be there 10 minutes before departure time.
Skagway, Skagway, Alaska
Ports:
Skagway Port
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please see voucher for details regarding your departure point
The Scenic River Float is suitable for most ages/ skill levels.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Maximum per raft/group is 11
Minimum age is 2
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

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Rebecca
2 contributions
Scenic Review and Awesome Guide
Aug 2019
Beautiful location to float just a bit outside Skagway. Certainly a much better option than the similar trips offered through the cruise ship - better price and longer float. Becca was an awesome guide! Very knowledgeable! Very gentle float trip with lots of bald eagles to spot along the way. The eagles were amazing! We loved everything about this tour. Definitely recommend to everyone.
Written 27 September 2019
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Leslie F
2 contributions
Relaxing with a local education
Sep 2019 • Couples
Bob was the BEST, close second was Sulky and her dig! Bob did all the hard work while we floated down the river with Bob. He's extremely knowledgeable on local affairs, geography and wildlife. A very relaxing time. Plus we saw eagles wrestling over salmon. I wish it could have been longer then it would have been a better value.
Written 11 September 2019
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JWR60
Texas11 contributions
great trip!!
Aug 2019
We were met at the cruise ship dock , picked up another couple and headed to the river. They helped up with poncho and boots and loaded into a comfortable rubber raft. With the guide and his paddles, down the river we went. It was a smooth ride with a little spitting rain. We saw about 25 bald eagles and a dog that looked like a bear from a distance!!! I wished the trip was longer, but it was probably just right. They helped us get off the raft, had a snack, and headed back to the ship. No hassles, on time, and lots of staff to help and make you comfortable. I highly recommend this excursion for value,staff attention, and comfort.It is good for people of all ages.
Written 29 August 2019
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mslgirl
Wilmington, DE14 contributions
Enjoyable scenic float
Aug 2019 • Family
We had a beautiful trip down the river where we saw many eagles, some seals and other types of birds. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and provided us with a great afternoon. Despite some rain, everyone in our party loved the trip!
Written 23 August 2019
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Swiss people
3 contributions
Great Tour into Dyea Valley
Jul 2019 • Family
Very friendly staff and our tour with guide Brooke was just amazing. Good size of group, good trip time and so many informations from our guide - thank you for this great trip to Dyea Valley.
Family Küng from Switzerland
Written 15 August 2019
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Yi M
2 contributions
scenic hiking and easy floating
Aug 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this hike and float excursion. The hiking trail is very scenic and our tour guide Bob is so knowledgeable about the surroundings. We saw some fish in the creek and sampled some berries. Bob did all the hard work to row the boat and the floating part is easy for the rest of people on the boat. If you're a nature lover, you'd enjoy the peaceful scene with forest, river, eagles and glacier covered mountain.
Written 11 August 2019
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Elizabeth F
Englewood Cliffs, United States180 contributions
Beautiful but overpriced
Jul 2019
The float was beautiful and the guide was wonderful, but it is overpriced for what it is. It's relaxing. And pretty. And expensive.
Written 11 August 2019
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John H
4 contributions
Scenic and serene
Jun 2019 • Solo
Due to cancellations, I was the only one (!) on an afternoon float, after taking the Skagway White Pass train that morning (also a must do).

What a great way to relax while enjoying the incredible beauty of the Chilkat. Felt like a king! Highly recommended.
Written 5 August 2019
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bruce a
Dublin, OH14 contributions
Relaxing way to review some of the beauty of Alaska.
Jul 2019 • Family
My wife and I floated for a little over 40 minutes down the river with five other passengers and Becca, the tour guide-knowledgeable and friendly. From the time we got off the cruise ship until we were let off in Skagway, everything went perfectly smoothly.
Written 20 July 2019
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MichelleB
London, UK6 contributions
Fantastic
This was a brilliant tour / activity. Bec's was outstanding, giving local knowledge and advice for the whole trip duration. She was super helpful too. Such a brilliant idea for a trip. So pleased we did it. Highly recommended.
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Skagway Float Tours
506lindai
506lindai
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Great hike with a beautiful payoff
We signed up for this trip with our adult kids and their spouses, since they are somewhat experienced hikers. We ar
Dale C
Dale C
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Great tour
This was a great tour that was both safe and a fantastic experience. Got to see a black bear which was really the h
justmeTNred
justmeTNred
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DON'T MISS THIS !
Owen met us at the dock and we spent the few miles in the van to the trail entrance hearing all about the history o
Joyjosh04
Joyjosh04
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Mother nature everywhere
Hike was fantastic. Bring good hiking shoes and waterproof jackets. The boat ride was fun, safe and interesting wh
amyf13831
amyf13831
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Great hike and float!
We enjoyed a wonderful hike and float! Our guide, Becca, was helpful and knowledgeable. She taught us about local
V A
V A
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Historic hike and great ride down the river!
This historic hike along the Chilkoot Trail was even more wonderful, with Bob our guide giving a lot of historical
Christina H
Christina H
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Lovely hike with a calming float
On our hike: Tasted some Highbush Cranberries , took tons of pictures of mushrooms growing in this lush temperate c
Jzeroni
Jzeroni
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Fantastic
Beautiful tour, not that steep of a walk jeans and adults did easily, beautiful view . Drug guide really cared abo
CindyMillburg
CindyMillburg
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Rain did not deter us!
Becca and Ryan helped make a rainy day hike/float excursion the best. The sensory was so beautiful I barely noticed
squirrelhunter79
squirrelhunter79
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Good Value, Great Guide, Amazing views and great tour.
I am a 40 yo experienced Hiker, camper, Canoer and kayaker I feel like this is a tour were the guide really matters
zephyrlily
zephyrlily
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Shore excursions Skagway
Amazing experience with our knowledgeable and attentive guide, Noah. I highly recommend it. Easy hike and relaxing
Kathy B
Kathy B
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Great Hike and Float
We were lucky to get Sully as our guide with a small group of two couples. Sully was knowledgeable and enthusiasti
Tim G
Tim G
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Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float
Bob's knowledge of the history of the Chilkoot Trail, the biology of the forest, and information about the river wa
cuffin
cuffin
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Great trip for all levels
We had a group of 10 and all had a wonderful time. Our guide Bob was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The hike had
mollyinsb
mollyinsb
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Wonderful active counterpoint to sedentary cruising
We chose this excursion due to its promise of activity - and it delivered! Our guide, Sully, arrived early for pic
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