5 star rating: Highly Recommended 70 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:Skagway, Alaska
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

When your ship docks in Skagway, discover the Chilkoot Trail by foot and water on this half-day hike and float tour. After a scenic van ride, embark on a moderate-level, 1.8-mile (2.9-km) trek with a naturalist guide. Then, you’ll climb aboard a rubber raft for a tranquil float down Taiya River. Have a blast retracing the footsteps of stampeding prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush. Don’t miss this family-friendly adventure, one of Skagway’s most affordable hiking and rafting tours.

Highlights

  • Moderate-level hiking shore excursion along the Chilkoot Trail from Skagway
  • Trek through a temperate rain forest, learning about wildlife and vegetation from a naturalist guide
  • Hop aboard a rubber raft and float downstream through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Keep an eye out for signs of wildlife, including bears, eagles and seals
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

After port pickup in Skagway, your 4-hour shore excursion starts with a pleasant 10-mile (16-km) van ride along the coastline to Chilkoot Trail. Upon arrival at the trailhead, follow your naturalist guide into a temperate rainforest. Your moderate-level hike covers 1.8 miles (2.9 km) and begins on steep, uneven ground that ascends in elevation about 300 feet (92 meters), before proceeding downhill and then on level terrain.

Along the way, spot local wildlife and plants, and hear engaging tales about Skagway and the Klondike Gold Rush. The Chilkoot Trail provided the most direct route between the Skagway/Dyea area and the Klondike Gold Fields around Dawson City in the Yukon. During your hike, you’ll be retracing part of the same path that prospectors of long-ago took to get around Skagway's White Pass Trail and arrive at the Yukon River.

Then, climb aboard a rubber raft seating between 8 and 11 passengers and drift along the Taiya River, which flows parallel to the Chilkoot Trail. Your river float takes you through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Keep your eyes peeled and listen for wildlife, including otters, eagles, bears and salmon. Wrap up your rafting journey with a riverbank snack.

Your Chilkoot tour ends with transport back to Skagway��s cruise terminal.

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.
From USD $ 99.75

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5336PRTSGYHF

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message