Skagway Waterfalls & Wildlife Boat Tour

Excursion Overview

A 3-hour journey through Alaska's history and natural wonders.

Explore the upper Lynn Canal, shipwrecks, Klondike Gold Rush ports, America's deepest fjord with over 15 cascading waterfalls, diverse wildlife sightings, and a natural harbor shaped by glaciers during the Ice Age. Pause to enjoy local Smoked Sockeye Salmon and toast to Alaska's spirit.

Launch from Skagway's small boat harbor amongst the towering cruise liners. Leave the hustle behind for a personalized voyage amidst Skagway's majestic snow-capped peaks and verdant rainforests. Keep watch for Alaska's diverse wildlife, enhancing your adventure with thrilling sightings along the way.

Enjoy local treats and beverages while taking in the breathtaking views of Lynn Canal. Safely return to Skagway with cherished photos and memories that will endure a lifetime. Up to five guests can join, relaxing in the interior-heated cabin or stepping outside to capture stunning scenic shots.

Things You Need to Know


  • A breathtaking sail through Lynn Canal - the deepest, longest fjord in North America
  • An enclosed heated interior cabin and outdoor viewing areas
  • 4 oz. smoked Alaska Sockeye Salmon, crackers, Alaska canned and carbonated water - guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages


  • A minimum of 3 passengers is required to operate this tour (if the minimum is not met, our team will contact you to offer an alternative tour or a full refund)
  • Per Coast Guard regulations, a maximum of 6 guests are allowed on this excursion
  • Guests are required to wear low profile inflatable life vests
  • All guests must have a photo ID for the tour
  • Signed Liability Waiver
  • Dress in warm and waterproof layers as the weather can change rapidly
  • Please advise, the gangways to the dock can become pretty steep at low tide and there are two large steps to get down into the boat approximately 10".

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from Skagway's Small Boat Harbor.)

  • 5 minutes - Meet your captain at Boat Slip A9 - south end of the Small Boat Harbor
  • 30 minutes - Klondike Gold Rush history, Dyea and Naku Bay
  • 1 hour - Lynn Canal (west side), waterfalls and wildlife viewing
  • 30 minutes- Indian Rock, Taiyasanka Harbor, and wildlife viewing
  • 1 hour - Lynn Canal (east side), waterfall wildlife viewing, and return to harbor

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Skagway Small Boat Harbor which is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from all cruise ships. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum capacity of 5 guests. 5 can be seated comfortably. If your group doesn't mind being close and personal, a sixth person may join free of charge.

There are no minimum age requirements. The local tour provider will advise if the waters are too rough or if a child is too small based on daily conditions.

Skagway is known to be a windy place and the local tour provider will ensure your ride is comfortable and enjoyable. Full refunds are granted should the weather prevent your excursion from setting sail. The tour provider will make the final determination on the day of the excursion.

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

Layered and waterproof clothing is always recommended for Alaskan weather. We recommend you wear closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate attire.

Yes, guests are permitted to bring their own snacks and beverages aboard.

4 oz. smoked Alaska Sockeye Salmon, crackers, Alaska canned and carbonated water are provided.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however nothing can be guaranteed.

Guests are encouraged to use the harbor facilities before departing however, a small electric flush toilet is available. There is a curtain plus a door and there is a freshwater wand/sink to wash your hands.


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Duration: 3 hours

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Duration: 3 hours

Passenger (2+): $180.00