Skagway River Float The float itself was okay, but slightly underwhelming. Getting there: Our tour guide met us right at the end of dock so that was easy. Based on other floats that we’ve done, I think we expected it to be a little more scenic considering that it was in the Alaskan wilderness. We did see a seal & a bald eagle while we were on the river, but overall it felt like we were on a generic river. Not particularly scenic. We had good weather for our float. The tour provided boots for getting in & out of the river & we remained dry throughout our journey. Our guide Sam was very nice and knowledgeable. He saved what could have been a disappointing excursion. He not only a knew a lot about the river, but also the town and the local history. The rest of the support staff was also very nice.
Reviewer: Jan Howell-Spiesman
Perfect way to enjoy Skagway. Our tour guide was very informative and the scenery was beautiful!
Reviewer: Chris Golden
I would highly recommend this trip and booking through shore excursions. We will always remember this trip as great.
Our float trip on Sep 8 was one of the highlights of our Alaska trip. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and expert when operating the craft. He and his associate made sure that our trip was all we wanted it to be.
Reviewer: AMY DENARDO
The views getting there were beautiful and the river float was breathtaking Highly recommend
We had such a pleasant ride down the river. We were lucky with the weather and the staff were most attentive and kind. It was a very calm and enjoyable experience.
Reviewer: Erin McElroy
This was a peaceful, beautiful way to see Alaska the way I'm sure the animals see it. Floating down the river and breathing the fresh air - what a refreshing "float" we had. I love love loved this excursion. It was a nice small group and our guide was incredible. He really lives the alaska lifestyle and I felt like we got an authentic look into life in alaska. I'd actually definitely do this one again.
Reviewer: Barbara Robinson
This was an enjoyable little float down the river and definitely was not a scary experience. The guide was informative and navigated the river just fine. The worst part was putting on the boots because they didn't have a place to sit and get them on. For the money it was a pleasant experience.
Reviewer: Joe Jones
Such a great and relaxing experience. Great opportunity to get a look at some of the areas that are missed by other excursions. Also it left plenty f time to explore the city of Skagway.
Reviewer: Roxanne Rose/Vacations At Sea
Brian - our tour guide - was Amazing and Fantastic!!! Such a genuine nice guy and he gave us narrative of the area we were driving and floating. Brian was educating us along the way as we were all in awww of our beautiful surroundings. Also, the other guys on land who assisted us were nice and friendly too. The whole group of guys made sure safety was priority above all else. I will def recommend this tour to my clients!! A++
Reviewer: Pat Kelly
The river was almost too calm - our oarsman actually had to paddle a bit. That was perfect, because it gave us plenty of tome to spot bald eagles. We saw - wait for it - a total of 10 eagles. Two of them were juveniles, our guide estimating them at about 2 years old. No white heads yet. They were flying together in a swooping game that looked like two teenagers playing "chicken". After a couple of minutes of this, an adult (Mom?) flew between them and broke up the game. The four of us on the raft all agreed that it was mom or dad telling them to knock it off.
Reviewer: Charles Eyler
Would rank this as our #1 experience. Rafting tour guide was awesome as was the entire experience. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Reviewer: Todd Turner
While the pick up at the dock for the cruise ship was a bit on the casual side, it should have given me an idea how relaxing this excursion was going to be. Brian, who picked us up, took us to Brian (yes another one) who was our float guide. Both great guys, and definitely prompt but not in a rush. The float down the river was smooth with no challenging water. We were told about the general area, saw bald eagles, sea lions, and blue sky. The float took about an hour, with snacks and beverages at the finish. This group couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating for our trip. On the way back to the ship, they offered to drop us wherever we wanted in town or back at the ship. I recommend this to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the sights without burning calories.
Reviewer: robin franco
great excursion Jaycee was our guide. Great gal. Just wished the float was longer.
Reviewer: Nancy Hasbun
This was an excellent excursion. The guide was extremely friendly and informative. It was peaceful and I felt I was seeing the true natural Alaska.
Reviewer: Michael Camou
it was great, guide was knowledgeable. I traveled with 3 women and the float was perfect, not rough or wet. Highly recommened
Reviewer: Frank Del Rio
Had lots of fun guides were very friendly and knowledgable about the river and area .Definetly would recommend this tour
Reviewer: B. Williams
We set off on a bus tour to where we met the raft. Traveled through town and saw lots of bald eagles hanging out at the old dump. They are opportunists and will eat anything, dead or alive. Once we met the raft at the river, we were give instructions by our guide. Pretty basic simple stuff. There was a total of 6 of us on the raft not including the guide. It was a simple float down the river, nothing to get excited about, just a leisurely float. We saw some more bald eagles on the way and their nests. Once we reached our end destination, we were offered small packages of salmon jerky for a snack. Most didn't take one but I did and it was good. So, if you want easy and leisure take this rafting 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
Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining pointing out eagles and even a seal who had come up the river in search of salmon. He and the entire crew were very considerate of the older passengers. I would definitely recommend this tour. Lovely float with beautiful scenery.
Reviewer: anni wall
tour guides were WONDERFUL the float itself was a blast
Reviewer: Greg M
Floating on a rubber raft on the river was a wonderful time. Our guide was fantastic. She had great knowledge of the area and was a joy to talk to. We saw Eagles up close and the splendor beauty of Alaska. This experience generated a lifelong memory. You will not be disappointed with this excursion.
Reviewer: Linda murphy
Delightful. Wanted to see some wildlife.
Reviewer: Lynn and Charlotte Willhite
Really enjoyed the float and guide
Very nice relaxing float. Informative guide.
This was a great adventure, you were floating down a river in Alaska! Great Salmon treat at the end.
The float was a lovely experience that fitted well with our other shore excursions during the cruise
Reviewer: CY, a tourist
The experience was fun, relaxing and informative. Sam gave us a historical overview of Skagway/Dyea and the gold rush era. The staff was helpful getting us in and out of our raft. The salmon refreshments at the end of the tour were delicious. Would have been perfect if something hot (coffee or coco) was included.
Great day saw a bear could not have been better
Reviewer: Kiwi floater
I wanted something that was a little adventurous but nothing that would put myself under any danger from my medical condition. The Skagway Float fitted the bill perfectly. I just wish it could have been longer as it was so enjoyable. My guide was knowledgeable and skilful guiding the raft around obstacles and in reading river conditions.
We saw a bear come out of the woods and fish and catch salmon and eat it right in front of us on the river. Saw many huge bald eagle nests with juveniles in them. Great guide and relaxing, fun float.
Reviewer: Married couple
We went on the hike that goes along with the float. The guide was so informative and so helpful making sure everyone was safe and enjoying themselves. We learned so much and saw so much more than if we wouldn't have hiked. It made us feel young again. We saw bear scat, and things in nature we never knew we never knew. I'd do it again!
Reviewer: Jim the traveler
Relaxing float down the river even in the rain. Friendly, experienced guide. Great scenery--saw several eagles
The guide was most helpful, as I am disabled...but he got me on that raft
Reviewer: M & D
Guide is what made this excursion worth every penny. He was great! Very relaxing but beautiful scenery.
Reviewer: J Monday
This was a very relaxing outing and lots of fun. We particularly enjoyed the views and the Bald Eagles.
Reviewer: previously not happy Jan!!! really Adele
Great guide, not as much wildlife as I expected but still a great trip down river.
Reviewer: Travel lover
We booked this calm rafting trip because of the cold water, no splashing for me. Mike picked us up and the fun began! He told us of life in Alaska, soe history and great local spots. he told stories thath were great fun for us. Even throughout the frivolity, he had a keen ability to manouver around the ever changing obstacles in the swift river. I would highly recommend this excusion. Skagway was our favorite stop!
This excursion was a great! We saw amazing nature and got to sit back and enjoy it.
First and foremost thanks to our guide Bob for the wealth of information and making our trip as great as possible considering the conditions of the day. You made us feel right at home and kept us smiling! Bob and Aaron did a superb job and kudos to both of you. The snacks afterwards hit the spot. Thanks so much again for the awesome trip. We would definitely do this again and recommend it to each and all.
water was high due to rain but Kelly our guide handled the boat well
Reviewer: Crazy Kaylin
A nice escape with gorgeous scenery to enjoy.