Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

Skagway, United States

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135 to 150 minutes (Approx.)
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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.
  • 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
  • Choose between a morning and afternoon departure to suit your schedule
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Great soft adventure for families with varied ages
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.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Carol B
, Jul 2018

This was our first time using Viator but it won’t be our last. Island Joe, our guide, was great. We had our 5-year-old granddaughter along and felt she was perfectly safe. He was knowledgeable and so very friendly and accommodating. The pace was just right for us.

, Sep 2016

Beautiful, calm float down the river. Tour gives you rubber boots and lifevest. I got engaged at the end of the tour at the river bank. The tour guide Becca took dozens of photos as it happened.

angela m
, Sep 2016

Very nice.

Steven G
, Sep 2016

great scenery great guide Becca.

, Aug 2016

The tour was good but the cost did not justify it.

Ramesh and Sharda

Ellen L
, Aug 2016

Excellent. From the agent handling the order to the completion of the trip.

Karen E J
, Jul 2016

This tour was amazing!

Karen E J
, Jul 2016

This tour was amazing!

Thomas H
, Jul 2016

This tour was amazing!

Brian B
, Aug 2015

This was our most favorite tour on our Alaska cruise. Was able to get my elderly mother on the raft along with my kids. All 9 of us took this slow gentle river ride, we saw 2 bald eagles on the tree where their nest was, another one was further up the river. This was as scenic as I imagined. A very worthwhile excursion. I highly recommend this one.


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Product code: 5336PRTSGYFLOAT

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