Scenic Hike and Float

Chilkoot Trail Hiking & Taiya River Raft Floating Excursion in Skagway
Price: $159.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A light snack is included. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle to reduce use of single use plastic water bottles.
Recommended Dress For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being waterproof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet. Please wear socks. Lifejackets, rubber boots, and a long rain poncho are provided for the raft portion only.
Restrictions All participants must sign a Visitor Acknowledgement of Risks form before the tour. Children under 18 require the signature of a parent or a legal guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The minimum age to participate is 5 years old.

Scenic Hike & Taiya River Raft Float Tour in Skagway, Alaska

Setting out from downtown Skagway toward your Scenic Hike and Float Excursion, you will drive 10 eye-popping miles along the coastal road to the Dyea valley to visit an abandoned Gold Rush town, now returned to nature and part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

On your walk through nature and history, you will retrace the steps of the gold rush stampeders through the Dyea townsite, hiking through a green, moss-covered northern temperate forest. You will learn about the boomtown times of the Gold Rush of 1897-98 as well as the cultural Tlingit history of the valley and the Chilkoot trail, and the native flora and fauna. Capture some beautiful family and nature photos along the way.

At the end of the hike, you will drive to meet with the raft and suit up for a relaxing river float on the tranquil Taiya River. Along with your group of at most 11 guests, you will sit back and let your guide do the work at the oars. As you float along, your guide will watch for any wildlife (like Bald Eagles) and point out natural features while you relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the glacially fed river and the mountain views. The float time on this Skagway rafting excursion is approximately 40 to 45 minutes on the river. After the rafting, enjoy a riverside snack. You will feel rejuvenated after your engaging time spent with Alaska's natural beauty.

Please Note: The hike itinerary has been altered slightly for the 2023 season.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  67 ReviewsReview This Tour
Scenic Hike & Float
September 15, 2022
Great excursion. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The first part of the hike was a little challenging for me and my wife (in our 60s) but manageable. The guide was super in making sure the pace was right for everyone. The float part was fantastic. The views were incredible.
Reviewer: Randy Taylor
5 Stars
Really Great Hike and Float for the Able Bodied
August 09, 2022
Really enjoyed this hike and float. The hike could be challenging to some people who aren't in the best of shape, but you don't have to be a tri-athlete to do it. The guide was very informative about the history of the trail and the flora and fauna. Then the float was so cool as we floated down the waterway that was the melted water of the glacier. I would highly recommend it.
Reviewer: David
5 Stars
Hike and float
June 23, 2022
Very informative, awesome scenery, the best excursion we did
Reviewer: Brent
5 Stars
Hike and Float
October 04, 2019
Great excursion ... Guide was great and the excursion met my expectations.
Reviewer: Sam Manfer
5 Stars
Hike and float
September 25, 2019
Our guide, Joe was awesome. Informative, knowledgeable and funny. The weather was perfect. We dressed in layers and the hike was strenuous enough that we worked up a sweat and we were definitely overdressed. The float was a nice way to sit back, cool down and enjoy the scenery.
Reviewer: Sandy
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
September 02, 2019
A fantastic guide that immersed us in the gold rush history. We had just been to Seattle, so hiking the Chilikot trail was a perfect segue. The float portion was beautiful and relaxing and allowed us to take some great pictures.
Reviewer: Claudia Brown
5 Stars