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Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

  • Scenic coastal drive to Dyea Valley with beautiful views and stops for photographs
  • Journey down the Taiya River and possibly spot native wildife
  • Port pickup and drop off included
Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour
From US$84.00
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1:30pm DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 1:30pm
9am Departure
Departs at 9am

While your ship is docked in Skagway, enjoy a 40 minute raft ride on the Taiya River. During this peaceful river float, a knowledgeable guide points out any wildlife, including possible bald eagles and even bears, depending on the time of year. Learn about Skagway’s history as you snap photos of spectacular mountain scenery. This family-friendly shore excursion comes with port transport.

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.
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Tour

We had the MOST WONDERFUL tour! Our guide was Becca, and she was the very best ever. Becca was very knowledgeable and so pleasant. We saw glaciers, Bears, eagle’s nests, and seals. Everything was just perfect. They took extra care to make sure that everyone...More

Thank teniseetraveler
Reviewed 12 September 2018
A touch of Alaska with entertainment too!

Our guide, Sam, made our experience most enjoyable and entertaining. He had so many stories to tell and his unique sense of humor fit in very well with ours. We were a group of 8 ranging in age from 21 to 64. The brochure described...More

Thank Chuck L
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Weather was cool, cloudy, windy, and spitting rain. Perfect for a couple of cruising Floridians who wanted the Alaskan experience. Our guide, Alisa???, was a highlight of the tour. She has a great personality and was very professional. They provided ponchos, (never used them), life...More

Thank jmt700
Reviewed 17 August 2018
pleasant float trip

The Skagway Scenic Float Tour was a relaxing, fun excursion. The guide, Sam, and crew were fun and helpful. The river was gentle enough for any age traveler to enjoy. The weather was perfect and the scenery spectacular. This was a great way to see...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Relaxed, Fun Adventure for Group with Ages 5-75

Our group's ages ranged from 5 to 75 and we didn't book any excursions through the cruise line because the shortest train ride at 3.5 hours seemed too long for the 5 and 7 year olds and cost prohibitive for our party of 8. After...More

Thank hoppingdownthetrail
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Yes, we took a 1:30 trip and were back around 4. We were dropped off at the sales office near the port and headed back to the ship immediately, which allowed us to get back on board before the afternoon train trip returned... More
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