Scenic River Float

Scenic River Float
From USD $94.50
  • Duration: 135 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: PTPLJ6

Combine sightseeing and rafting on this relaxing excursion. Enjoy a beautiful 10-mile drive along the coast to the Dyea valley, an old Gold Rush settlement, now returned to nature. On the drive, you may spot seals and eagles. See the start of the famous Chilkoot Trail where thousands journeyed in pursuit of gold. As you float down the gentle Taiya River, your guide will point out any wildlife (Bald Eagles are common, bears sometimes seen at certain times of year-though wildlife sightings are not guaranteed) and tell stories of the area’s fascinating history while you enjoy the gorgeous river and mountain views. Enjoy a light riverside snack after the float. We also stop at the Skagway scenic overlook for a panoramic view of the town (time permitting). Dyea is a peaceful getaway from bustling Skagway and a perfect opportunity to feel part of the great Alaskan outdoors.

This tour lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes-2.5 hours with about 35- 45 minutes on the river (depending on water levels). The Scenic River Float is suitable for most ages/ skill levels. Under 2 is not advised but you can check with us at We do operate tours in rainy weather so please dress in layers for your comfort and a waterproof rain jacket is suggested. We offer long rain ponchos for the rafting portion and rubber boots are provided in place of your shoes for the float as well as the lifejackets. We do have small lifejackets and boots for smaller children. 

We do offer ship pier pickup and dropoff. We meet outside the security area and have a representative holding a Skagway Float Tours sign. Your ticket will have more details.

Maximum group size is 11 per raft. If your group is larger, we can divide into 2 rafts for the tour. (The rafts may have additional guests depending on how you divide your group).

If you are ready to book, please submit your reservation request. It will be a pending order until we review your details and confirm it to you. For payment there are 2 options: You can enter your credit card in the booking form to be charged through our booking software payment system called RezdyPay. The card will be charged an initial $5 deposit fee and the remainder of the total will be charged on the day of the tour. Alternatively, you can choose pay by PayPal and the $5 deposit will be charged at booking and we will send you a payment link to complete the rest of the payment in full through PayPal. If you need to cancel, just give us 24 hours notice (see our policy). If you cancel prior to the 24-hour period, we will refund any amount you have already paid. If your tour time and date is not available, we will email or call you with alternate times available or to notify you that we are not able to accept your booking request.

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