Scenic Hike and Float

Chilkoot Trail Hiking & Taiya River Raft Floating Excursion in Skagway
Price: $135.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Difficult
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 Guests must be in good physical condition for the 1.5 to 2 hour hike. Those with back, knee, hip, or balance issues should consider their participation in this activity. Due to safety reasons and keeping on tour schedule, your guide will strongly advise against participation in the hike if they feel it to be too strenuous for your ability level. An alternate arrangement will be made so you can still participate in the float portion. 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 head of the Chilkoot Trail in Dyea, once an abandoned Gold Rush town, and now a National Park.

On your 1.5 to 2 hour hike, you will retrace the steps of the Gold Rush stampeders on the famous Chilkoot Trail, hiking through a green, moss-covered northern temperate rainforest over uneven, hilly terrain for the first mile, and then on mostly flat ground for the remainder. The total elevation gain on this Skagway shore trip is 300 feet. You will learn about the gold rush and natural history, and have time for taking photos. The total distance hiked on this moderate trail is approximately 2 miles.

At the end of the one-way hike, you will 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 paddling. As you float along, they will point out wildlife, native plants, and tell stories of the area's fascinating history. The float time on this Skagway rafting excursion is approximately 40 to 45 minutes on the river. After the rafting, enjoy a riverside snack.

Please Note: The hiking part of this Alaska tour is strenuous and requires guests to be in good physical shape.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  64 ReviewsReview This Tour
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
Klondike Gold Rush Experience
September 01, 2019
Meeting up with our guide at the port went smoothly even with all the activity. Our guide, Ryan, provided a very good tour/history of Scagway. The hike on the Chilhoot Trail was a bit strenuous at first, but flattened out after the first mile. The float down the river was very relaxing with lots of eagles.
Reviewer: Walter G Smith
5 Stars
Great Experience
August 17, 2019
It was a great hike with spectacular views as well as a very knowledgeable/experienced and fun tour guide. The float was great with amazing views of the glaciers. Great experience and highly recommended!
Reviewer: Priya Mehta
5 Stars
Fantastic experience
July 16, 2019
Our guide Owen was knowledgeable, personable, and fun! The hike was moderately challenging but doable for someone in average physical condition. The float was gorgeous.
Reviewer: Anne Marie
5 Stars