Scenic Skagway Float

Taiya River Raft Float Day Tour in Skagway, Alaska
Price: $109.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A light snack is included. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle to reduce the 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 ride.
Restrictions All participants must sign a Visitor Acknowledgement of Risks form at the time of the tour. The minimum age to participate is 3 years old, and all guests must be able to sit on the bench seat. Children under 18 require a parent's or a legal guardian's signature. The tour does operate in rainy weather, so please dress in layers for your comfort. There is a maximum of 11 guests per raft.

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 the 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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  51 ReviewsReview This Tour
June 24, 2023
Had a great time and wow was it a nice day and so beautiful. This company was very good at what they do and the ride was smooth. If I come back I will do it again. There were 11 of us and we took to boats and it was great
Reviewer: Wendy Patterson
5 Stars
June 13, 2023
Wasn’t sure what to expect. Certainly wasn’t white rapids, phew! However it was a relaxing float down a glacier run off. Seeing Two Bald Eagles mates & nest was the best. So quiet just. Perfect escape from ship life& busy tourist attraction. Owen was an excellent guide.
Reviewer: Athena Bell
5 Stars
Skagway Float
October 03, 2022
I chose this excursion bcuz I wanted to do something more adventurous while in Alaska. The drive to the location let you see the city and countryside. The stop overlooking the city was breathtaking. The ride down the river was great seeing the natural beauty and habitat. Saw 5 bald eagles on the trip. Looked being off at grid and not with a lot of people. The maximum was 12 people and we only had 5 people. Loved it
Reviewer: La Tonya Thompson
5 Stars
July 18, 2022
Very laid back and relaxing float. Guides were informative and interesting.
Reviewer: Karen Chancey Sutterfield
5 Stars
Alaskan gondolier
November 22, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. My mother-in-law is 75 and not in great shape, so I was concerned that she might have difficulty with the tour or not enjoy it. She LOVED it! It was a little challenging getting her in and out of the raft, but the guys on the tour helped her and she managed just fine. The float down the river was positively dreamy and required zero effort from us. The scenery was spectacular. The guys on the tour were really friendly and kind. My only desire was that it would have lasted a bit longer. The snacks at the end of the tour were a nice touch.
Reviewer: Darlene
5 Stars
Just ok
September 13, 2019
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: Tom
3 Stars