Scenic River Float Trip with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Scenic River Float Tour
  • Scenic River Float Tour
  • Scenic River Float Tour
  • Scenic River Float Tour
  • Scenic River Float Tour
  • Scenic River Float Tour

$79.00

5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
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Scenic River Float Tour

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A sightseeing tour with a rafting component, the Scenic River Float Tour provides an excellent opportunity to learn about Skagway and the surrounding area through a slightly different perspective than the various bus-based Skagway tours. There’s something about getting on the water and experiencing the surrounding natural beauty first-hand that leaves a lasting impression. The Scenic River Float is not one of those ‘hold on for dear life’ types of rafting trips, but rather a mellow float tour that allows you to photograph nesting eagles, observe the surrounding glaciated peaks and soak in the informative commentary from your guide, which touches on the interesting history of the area, deriving its roots from the Klondike Gold Rush. With glimpses of the Chilkoot Trail and lost town of Dyea, this Taiya River trip focuses on all of the Skagway highlights, like most excursions Skagway Alaska, though from a natural outdoor setting with a small group.

As for other excursions Skagway Alaska, pick-up is at the cruise docks. Starting with a scenic 10-mile drive out to the historic town of Dyea, the day begins as your guide narrates the short bus ride which cruises along the northern tip of the Taiya Inlet. It’s not uncommon to see eagles and even seals along the journey, and you’ll actually pass right by the start of the Chilkoot Trail, which was the notoriously arduous path taken by thousands of prospectors a century ago in hopes of striking it rich in Yukon’s interior. Climb aboard the sturdy river raft for a peaceful float down the Taiya River, which is fed by high-mountain glacial streams. Depending on the time of year, bald eagles can be prominent and the surrounding views resonate Alaska’s natural outdoor beauty. Enjoy a riverside snack after the float before heading back to Skagway, where you will still have plenty of time to explore the town or even join another tour. One of the most stunning excursions Skagway Alaska, the Scenic River Float tour will leave you with memories, and photos, that will last long after your Alaskan adventure!

 

Were you looking for a scenic float trip but also hoping for a chance to move your legs? Our Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour might be right for you.

2 ¼ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off


Transportation Provided

Pick-up at your cruise ship


Family Friendly

No minimum age for this tour


No whitewater rapids

A mellow, relaxing float tour

Port

Skagway

Type

Active, Rafting

Length

2 ½ hours

Adult Rate

$84.00

Child Rate

$63.00

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.

Accessibility

This mellow float trip is suitable for all ages and ability levels.

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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10 reviews for Scenic River Float Tour

  1. 5 out of 5

    Relaxing River FloatHad a wonderful time floating down the river. Breathe taking scenery away from the crowd plus a great price. Tour guide and staff extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    A beautiful scenic floatThis is a relaxing float tour.
    Alaska Bob looks the part of a true Alaskan.
    Long beard and so full of knowledge of the area and a guide who looks after his clients.
    The tour to the launch site is full of info.
    The float itself is a very nice, quiet, relaxing trip down the river.
    No whitewater rapids.
    You stay dry and if you have some mobility issues like using a cane it is a very doable and the price is right.
    And nice scenery.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Amazing excursion!We took the float tour during our Alaskan cruise. Our guide, Ryan, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had our two children, ages 6 and 10, and they both loved it. It was great to get away from the crowds and enjoy the peaceful, breathtaking scenery. There is no physical work involved since the guide does the rowing, so we just got to enjoy the views. I highly recommend this experience!

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Becca was awesome!Great trip with amazing scenery. Becca did an outstanding job working the boat for pictures and her great personality made it a lot of fun!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    WonderfulVery lovely scenery, a wonderful float down the river, guide was awesome. I'd say a definite highlight of our trip.

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    What will the weather be like?

    Answer: One thing that is predictable about Alaskan coastal weather is that the weather can be variable. In the course of the day we can see sun, drizzle, sun, clouds and everything in between. Float tours are never cancelled due to weather as the conditions are typically fleeting. The classic saying is that if you don't like the Skagway weather now, just wait 45 minutes. A sunny, warm day might end up rainy and vice versa.

    What's the largest group size?

    Answer: The maximum group size that the rafts can hold is 11 people.

    Will we get wet on the rafting ride?

    Answer: No, this tour is a scenic and mellow float tour and does not contain any whitewater or rapids. Ponchos can be supplied if there is a drizzle but we recommend bringing your camera along as there is no worries about splashing water.

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