Insider's Guide to Skagway

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3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

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  • Location: Skagway, Alaska
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Combine sightseeing and river rafting on this relaxing Skagway shore excursion. Enjoy a beautiful 10-mile (16-km) drive along the coast to the Dyea Valley, an old Gold Rush settlement rich with history. On the drive, you may spot seals, eagles and other wildlife. See the start of the famous Chilkoot Trail, where thousands journeyed in pursuit of gold in 1898.

Highlights

  • Scenic coastal drive to Dyea Valley with beautiful views and stops for photographs
  • Journey down the Taiya River and spot native wildife
  • Free port pickup and drop off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

As you float down the gentle Taiya River, your naturalist guide will point out native wildlife. Sightings of bald eagles are common and you may even spot bears at certain times of year. You'll learn about Skagway's extraordinary history while enjoying the gorgeous river and spectacular mountain views. After the 45-minute float, you'll relish in a riverside snack with your fellow travelers.

If time permits, you'll stop at an overlook to get a panoramic view of Skagway before heading back to your cruise ship. This scenic river float is suitable for all ages and skill levels, so bring the whole family along on the inflatable raft while you gaze at picturesque mountain ranges and forests.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Bob, our guide, was wonderful. Scenery was beautiful, travels easy and informative, salmon snacks much appreciated.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

We had a great time -- beautiful day, Nate the guide was terrific, good bunch of people with us, and all very affordable. One of us has some difficulty with walking, but Nate and the others were very patient and helpful with getting in and out of the raft. We highly recommend it. Thanks, Nate! God bless.

Oh, and the recommendation to stop at the Skagway Brewery was right on target -- good food, good beer, nice place -- lots better than the Red Dog in Juneau.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

Guide was excellent. Pleasant and informed. Float was short but, fun. Not as much wild life as expected.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

The only reason it wasn't a 5 is that we didn't see a bear! Nathan was a great guide and we learned a lot of history and loved the time floating on the river!

I recommend this trip!

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2013

Nice van ride to the river with an informative guide. The river was beautiful. The actual float trip was quite short. It took longer to get to and from the river than actual time on the river..

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

Great trip. Fairly tame if you are worried about falling in. Scenery was moderate. Coffee and snacks at en good.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2013

The trip was nice, although we did not spend much time on the water. It seems we were in the van
longer than the boat. The guide was very informative and interesting but I don't think I would recommend the trip to anyone as we did not see much wildlife: one eagle, a few nests, and a sea otter.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2013

Only wildlife were two eagles. Pleasant trip but not much wildlife.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2013

The float was too short. We did a similar float near the Grand Tetons that was much longer which gave us more opportunity to see wildlife.

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