Guided Taiya River Float Tour

Guided Taiya River Float Tour

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      Skagway, Alaska, USA
      2.25 Hours
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
      From (USD)
      $ 75

      Experience a peaceful river float surrounded by gorgeous natural views. Along the way, listen to your experienced guide speak about the local wildlife and the area’s fascinating Gold Rush history.

      Tour highlights

      • Top views of the Dyea Valley and Taiya River
      • Informative guided commentary

      What’s included in the tour

      • Guide
      • Snacks
      • Safety equipment: life jacket and rubber boots

      We'll do our very best to ensure you'll GoBe an explorer in Alaska. Please note there is very limited space available on this tour and all reservations must be reconfirmed. Thanks for your understanding.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to the Skagway Small Boat Harbor Sign near the Railroad Dock on the Southwest end of the Small Boat Harbor near 8888 Congress Way, Skagway, AK 99840.

      Helpful hints

      Dress for changing weather as conditions can change quickly in Alaska. Bring a rain jacket, and extra layers.

      Getting around

      This tour has limited walking over uneven surfaces and natural terrain. Participants must be able to get in and out of the raft without assistance or with help from a companion. Not recommended for pregnant women past 20 weeks.

      Activity type

      Adventure, Scenic, Boat Tour, Family Friendly, Wilderness/Wildlife

      Transportation used

      15-seater Van
      Inflatable Raft

      Included amenities




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      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for travelers of 7 years and older.

      Weight restrictions

      Travelers must weight less than 350 lbs. to participate on this tour.

      Special Medical Restriction

      Signed waiver required to participate on this tour.

      This scenic river experience takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tour the vast Alaskan wilderness on a serene float down the Taiya River. Your journey will begin with a comfortable 10-mile drive along the coast through the Dyea Valley passing by an old Gold Rush settlement. Keep your eyes peeled for different types of wildlife through your window including bald eagles and seals on the coast’s shoreline. Along the way, you will stop and see the beginning of the Chilkoot Trail, one of the top gold mining paths taken at the turn of the century. 

      When you arrive at the Taiya River, you will receive your safety equipment including a life jacket and rubber boots. It’s also important to be comfortable with multiple layers to stay warm. The waters of Taiya River are tranquil, so your floating experience will be a peaceful one.

      This river is known for passing through multiple landscapes including alpine forests and rainforests. As you travel down this beautiful body of water, your guide will provide stories about the local wildlife and plants visible along the way. You will also learn more about the history of the Gold Rush that took place along the same riverbanks that you float by. After this relaxing wilderness experience concludes, enjoy your complimentary snack of a cookie and water, hot tea, or hot cocoa.



      Full refunds issued for cancelations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. cancelations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.


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      Skagway, Alaska, USA
      Skagway, Alaska, USA
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers

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