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About Skagway Float Tours
Enjoy nature and rafting in Skagway with a Scenic River Float or Active Hike & Float on the Chilkoot Trail in Dyea, Alaska near Skagway. Get away from the crowds and out into nature!
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Linda I wrote a review Feb 2020
17 contributions3 helpful votes
We signed up for this trip with our adult kids and their spouses, since they are somewhat experienced hikers. We are not hikers, so were a little nervous. Overall, it was a great hike, although at times there was a slope not far away so we had to go slowly and be careful. I recommend bringing a hiking pole, which is offered at the beginning. The first part of the hike was harder, more up and down hills, with the second part more flat - so don't be too worried at first. After working and sweating on a hike, we had the payoff - a beautiful, peaceful, rafting trip on the Taiya River. The river flowed slowly and our tour guide steered us along with paddles. It was an amazing site and we had beautiful weather that day (July, 2019). Becca, our tour guide, was cheerful, informative, and helpful to all of us, regardless of our experience level. Although the hike was somewhat challenging to us non-hikers, we did it, and deserved the payoff of the beautiful float on the river!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dale C wrote a review Dec 2019
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This was a great tour that was both safe and a fantastic experience. Got to see a black bear which was really the highlight!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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LUCY wrote a review Nov 2019
68 contributions22 helpful votes
Owen met us at the dock and we spent the few miles in the van to the trail entrance hearing all about the history of Skagway and surrounding area. We started the hike after a brief safety chat. Owen truly enjoyed his job and was extremely knowledgable about the Gold Rush trail, plants, and wildlife. The excursion included hike that was not too hard but you need to be able to step over and around roots and a great float down the river to the landing where we enjoyed a snack. We saw several Eagles fishing and eating up close. We thought this excursion was the best of any we did at any port. We are in our 60's and would recommend it to anyone any age without mobility issues. Owen did a splended job .
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Joyjosh04 wrote a review Oct 2019
Atlantic City, New Jersey85 contributions27 helpful votes
Hike was fantastic. Bring good hiking shoes and waterproof jackets. The boat ride was fun, safe and interesting while seeing all the nature has to offer. If you have joint/knee problems, this will not be for you. There are lots of steep climbing and can be treacherous depending on the weather.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Rebecca wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful location to float just a bit outside Skagway. Certainly a much better option than the similar trips offered through the cruise ship - better price and longer float. Becca was an awesome guide! Very knowledgeable! Very gentle float trip with lots of bald eagles to spot along the way. The eagles were amazing! We loved everything about this tour. Definitely recommend to everyone.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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