Setting out from the downtown area on your family-friendly Scenic Skagway Float excursion, enjoy a 10-mile drive along the coast to the beautiful Dyea Valley, home to an old gold rush settlement, which has now returned to nature. On the drive to the float tour, you may spot seals and eagles, and your driver will share some information on the area's history and nature. See the start of the famous Chilkoot Trail where thousands journeyed in pursuit of gold.
Upon arrival at the put-in location, you will get your flotation vest before boarding the rubber raft with your captain/guide. Along with your group of at most 11 guests, you will sit back and let your guide do the paddling. On this Skagway cruise excursion, your guide will point out wildlife and native plants, and tell stories of the area's fascinating history as you float down the gentle Taiya River. Float time is approximately 40 to 45 minutes on the river, depending on the current. After the rafting, enjoy a riverside snack.
Time permitting, you will also stop at the Skagway scenic overlook for a panoramic view of the town after the float tour.
We were surprised and happy about what a small group we had. It was chilly that day, but we were dressed for it, and never felt uncomfortable. Brooke was a great guide with lots of info, and we enjoyed our morning on the Skagway float!!
Reviewer: Paul M.
My wife and I took this trip on an overcast day and temperatures were chilly. Even so, it was our first trip down a large stream in rubber rafts. As such, we enjoyed it. There were no ""white water"" adventures (which we weren't ready for anyway) and our guide was able to work around or through any obstacles (such as a tree that had fallen into the water and almost completely blocked our passage). It would've been a bit nicer in warmer weather but we had no choice in that matter.
Reviewer: David Darlington
Had no idea what we were getting into when I signed up. we were first time cruisers. Brooke was great lots of information along the drive to the river and then while on the river. She are her coworkers were very professional and made sure of our safety. She made us laugh but allowed us to enjoy the beauty along the river and learn of its history.
A nice relaxing easy float down a beautiful river. Great for all ages. Our guide was friendly and very informative and open to questions. Even the van ride to our river destination was fun because our guide pointed out and gave us so much fact and information. River is very calm and easy. Nice big safe rafts.
This trip on the river was so nice and the guide very informative. We saw some eagles and seals which was unusual. It was very peaceful and the weather just right. If you like the nature and quiet of Alaska, this is just the perfect excursion for the Skagway area