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

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Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

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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.
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
Skagway, Skagway, Alaska
135–150 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • River float tour
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rebecca wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Leslie F wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: September 2019
JWR60 wrote a review Aug 2019
Texas11 contributions17 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
mslgirl wrote a review Aug 2019
Wilmington, DE14 contributions5 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: August 2019
Swiss people wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions
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
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Date of experience: July 2019
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By: Skagway Float Tours
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
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Dale C
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Christina H
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
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Beautiful tour, not that steep of a walk jeans and adults did easily, beautiful view . Drug guide really cared abo
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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
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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
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Shore excursions Skagway
Amazing experience with our knowledgeable and attentive guide, Noah. I highly recommend it. Easy hike and relaxing
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Kathy B
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
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Tim G
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
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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
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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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Key Details
  • Skagway Float Tours
  • Duration: 135–150 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
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