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
Conditions of Sale:
- 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
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.