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Dyea Trail Hike & Float

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Are you ready to stretch your legs and embark on an exciting adventure during your cruise? Join us for a guided hike through the majestic Alaskan rainforest on the Dyea Hike and Float tour. This experience offers a fantastic opportunity to unleash your energy, immerse yourself in the area's rich history, and truly encounter a piece of the legendary Klondike Gold Rush.

Our journey begins with a short hike that will invigorate you and prepare you for the next stage of this memorable excursion. We'll take a brief drive to the Taiya River, where you'll commence a tranquil river float. As you peacefully glide along the river, our knowledgeable guide will share captivating tales of the Gold Rush era, allowing you to appreciate the historical significance while marveling at the awe-inspiring Alaskan scenery.

This tour combines the best of both worlds, offering an active experience that combines hiking with a gentle float trip. You'll encounter all the historical highlights and cultural treasures that can be found on various city and bus tours. Step outside, breathe in the crisp, fresh air, and discover why Alaska enticed you to venture north in the first place, all on one of the finest Skagway shore excursions available.

During this adventure, you'll have the opportunity to explore the abandoned Gold Rush townsite of Dyea, immersing yourself in the harmony of nature and history. As you traverse the trails of this once-thriving boomtown, now reclaimed by the forest, you'll catch glimpses of remnants from the past, igniting your imagination and transporting you to the Klondike Gold Rush era. Furthermore, you'll learn about the diverse flora, fauna, and geography of our region, providing ample opportunities for captivating photographs.

Following the hike, we'll embark on a short drive to the put-in location for the second part of our journey. Prepare to board a sturdy river raft, specially designed to navigate the gentle currents of the Taiya River. Fed by pristine high-mountain glacial streams, this river offers an enchanting backdrop for our peaceful float. Depending on the season, you may even spot majestic bald eagles soaring overhead, further enhancing the natural beauty of Alaska that surrounds you. After the float, we'll indulge in a delightful riverside snack, recharging our energy before returning to Skagway.

Once back in Skagway, you'll still have ample time to explore the town or even join another tour, ensuring your day is filled with adventure and discovery. For those seeking an exhilarating yet accessible experience among Skagway shore excursions, the Dyea Trail Hike and Float Tour is the perfect blend of physical activity and breathtaking scenic beauty. Get ready to make unforgettable memories in the heart of Alaska's untamed wilderness.

Add a bicycle ride to this tour with the Skagway Triple Adventure, a great combination!

What's Included

On this adventure, you'll explore the abandoned Gold Rush townsite of Dyea on a walk through nature and history. Now returned to the forest, you can imagine the boomtown of the Klondike Gold Rush era as you walk the trails of the old town and glimpse a few relics of the past. There is much cultural history here as well with native Tlingit use of Dyea as a fishing camp and staging area for trading trips on the Chilkoot Trail. You will also learn about our region's varied flora, fauna, and geography and have time to take photos. After the hike, we drive to the rafting put-in and suit up in life jackets and rubber boots to enjoy your relaxing float on the tranquil Taiya River. Keep your eyes open and your camera ready to spot Bald Eagles and other potential wildlife. Your peaceful float will last roughly 40 minutes before returning you to the shore where we'll provide you with a small snack (granola bar). Sit back and enjoy the scenic ride back to Skagway!

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the weather be like?
One thing that is predictable about Alaskan coastal weather is that the weather can be variable. In the course of the day we can see sun, drizzle, sun, clouds and everything in between. Our tours are very rarely due to weather as the conditions are typically fleeting. The classic saying is that if you don't like the Skagway weather now, just wait 45 minutes. A sunny, warm day might end up rainy and vice versa.
Will we get wet on the rafting ride?
No, this tour is a scenic and mellow float tour and does not contain any whitewater or rapids. Ponchos can be supplied if there is a drizzle but we recommend bringing your camera along as there is no worries about splashing water.
What's the largest group size?
The maximum group size that the rafts can hold is 11 people.

Quick Facts


4h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 4 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.



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