We will start this Skagway shore excursion by outfitting you in the same gear worn by US Coast Guard rescue teams. Everyone will wear a one-piece exposure suit to keep you warm and dry throughout the trip. This suit fits right over your regular clothing. You will also have Oakley goggles, gloves and balaclavas (head covering) provided to enhance the experience.
After you are outfitted for this Skagway shore trip, we will board the vessel in the Skagway boat harbor, right next to the cruise ship docks. After a brief safety orientation aboard the boat, we will race out into Tayia Inlet and begin our tour of North America's longest and deepest Fjord.
On this tour, you will be riding on the same type of boat used by U.S. Navy Seals and Coast Guard rescue teams. With its deep V hull surrounded by inflatable tubes, this boat is designed to deliver a comfortable ride in any ocean condition. Its special design allows us to get extra-close to the shore while exploring hidden coves, waterfalls, beaches and wildlife. You will straddle our custom shock-absorbing seats as we race by the steep rock walls of this spectacular fjord. On this fun filled two hour adventure tour, your Captain will make multiple stops for photo opportunities and wildlife sightings are abundant. Eagles seem to be everywhere and keep your eyes open looking for seals, mountain goats and the occasional whale.
Our US Coast Guard certified Captains will provide a colorful narrative while under way, sharing their extensive knowledge of local animals, plants, history and geology. On occasion, the captain will turn the engines off, allowing you to soak in the sights and sounds of this pristine Alaskan wilderness.
Reviewer: Tom West
Great staff, very friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our fast boat ride down the fjord. We got up close to dozens of harbor seals and pulled within a few feet of some beautiful waterfalls. Ride is pretty bumpy, so I don't recommend for folks with bad backs or necks. Insulated suit keeps you super warm and dry, regardless of the weather, so don't worry about being cold.
Reviewer: Nigel & Liane
Probably the most fun we had all holiday! How do you combine nature and high-speed excitement? This is how! We raced down the sound from Skagway and back, pausing from time to time to admire scenery and nature thanks to our excellent guide and vessel captain. We got close to waterfalls, seals and even a mink. Several bald eagles were encountered along the way too. This trip is not for the nervous and we loved it!
This was a terrific excursion. Really great guide and captain, fun boat, and gorgeous scenery. We were a party of seven fom 9 to 70, and we all had a ball. The family pictures the guide took are some of the best of our trip. And because we were on a tight schedule to get back to our ship before she sailed, they all made an extra effort to be credibly efficient debarking and getting us undressed!! And back to the dock. Thanks!
Reviewer: Craig Royal
I took my 10 year daughter on this excursion and it was loads of fun. From pickup to drop off the staff was very helpful and ensured that all participants had an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Fantastic adventurous fun! If I return to Alaska, I would do this again in a heartbeat and I highly recommend it. Our guides were knowledgeable about the area and provided a fun, thrilling, fast exciting tour. Great way to spend time in Skagway!