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Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour
Location Skagway
Departure Daily
From €71.74 per person
Departure Date

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  • River float tour
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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.

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.

  • 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

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by swulkan , September 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.

Reviewed by angela m , September 2016

Very nice.

Reviewed by Steven G , September 2016

great scenery great guide Becca.

Reviewed by reebond , August 2016

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

Ramesh and Sharda

Reviewed by Ellen L , August 2016

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

Reviewed by Karen E J , July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by Karen E J , July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by Thomas H , July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by Brian B , August 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.

Reviewed by Adrienne.hyle , July 2015

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