Scenic Skagway Float
Scenic Rafting Float Trip on Taiya River in Skagway, Alaska
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 and your rubber boots 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.
Please Note: Rubber boots are provided on this tour as there will be a few inches of wading in water required to board the raft.
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.