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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


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Scenic River Float Tour


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

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.




Active, Rafting


2 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

$74 (ages 12 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


However, this tour is not recommended for infants under 1-year-old., This mellow float trip is suitable for all ages and ability levels.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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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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