Skagway River Float

38 reviews

Excursion Overview

A perfect opportunity to feel part of the great Alaskan outdoors!

Your river float journey begins on the scenic coastal drive to Dyea Valley, once an old gold rush settlement now returned to nature. Watch for Harbor seals and Bald Eagles along the way.

Enjoy relaxation combined with a fascinating history and magnificent beauty as you float gently down the Taiya River on your professionally equipped raft for approximately 40 minutes on the river.

Please note: Please note: This tour is only available from Monday to Friday. There is no whitewater on this float trip. This tour operates in rainy weather so please dress in layers for your comfort.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Life jackets, rain ponchos and rubber boots
  • Beverages and a light snack


  • Minimum age: 2 years old
  • All participants must sign a visitor's acknowledgment of risk before participating in this tour
  • Children under 18 will be required to have a parent or legal guardian sign this form

Duration: 2.25-2.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 1.5 hours - roundtrip guide narrated transportation
  • 40 minutes - guide navigated river float trip

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets on the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus and they need to be able to walk up and down gangways that vary depending on the tide. Additionally, guests must be able to sit unsupported on the sides of the inflatable raft for 40 minutes during the float portion of the tour. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

The river float is mild with no whitewater splashing over the side of the raft. Rain ponchos are provided for protection if needed.

The river float rafts each hold a maximum of 11 passengers and 1 guide.

Yes, guests must be at least 2 years old to participate in this tour.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Beverages and a light snack are included.


Guest Reviews


38 total


Maria G

On Sep 2023

Excellent experience. Excellent customer service.


On Aug 2023

They were friendly, knowledgeable, and on time. Nice to deal with.

Erica C

On Jul 2023

Our guide was so knowledgeable and went out of his way to make our experience memorable. This excursion was perfect for our family ranging from 8 to 65 in age.

Teresa C

On Jun 2023

The Float trip down the river was beautiful. Our guide was great and provided a running commentary on the van trip to the river and all the way down the river. Honestly, it was the highlight of our trip!

Alex G

On Sep 2022

Every was helpful and informative. Such a great experience with beautiful views.


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Duration: 2.25-2.5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 2.25-2.5 hours

Adult: $94.50

under 2 not allowed

Child (2-12): $73.50