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The Ocean Raft Adventure combines speed, thrills, wildlife and just plain fun. Explore North America's longest and deepest fjord, the Taiya Inlet. This tour undoubtedly provides a different perspective of the Inside Passage than you'll see from the cruise deck, as you will be riding the same type of boat used by U.S. Navy Seals and Coast Guard rescue teams. With limited seating aboard, you'll zip through the inlet with your Coast Guard certified captain and guide exploring waterfalls, hidden coves, beaches and wildlife. The pictures tell the story better than we can!

What makes this one of the best Skagway excursions? Everything! It's 2 hours jammed with adventure, as this isn't your ordinary wildlife cruise. Powered by twin 250-horsepower motors, this vessel is designed to comfortably operate in any sea condition. You'll get a brief safety orientation as well as outfitted with all the necessary gear you need: an exposure suit to keep you warm and dry, Oakley goggles and balaclavas. Departing right from the boat harbor in Skagway, the tour of the Taiya Inlet exposes eagles, sea lions, and quite often even whales.

Captains provide a colorful narrative and share their extensive knowledge of the area, while finding hidden waterfalls and coves. You can sit back and enjoy the ride on custom shock-absorbing seats, and definitely don't forget your camera because you'll be up close and personal with wild Alaska on this one. What's great is that this is one of the Skagway excursions that originates and culminates right in town, so it leaves you with plenty of time to explore the area. Enjoy another tour as there's lots of other interesting things to do in Skagway!

What's Included

You will be provided with a warm, one-piece exposure suit that will fit over the clothes you are already wearing. A hat, gloves, and goggles are also provided as necessary for your comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of boat is it?
This is the only US Coast Guard certified open Zodiac tour in Alaska. Our custom-built, 30-ft. RHIB (Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat) is designed to safely operate in virtually any sea conditions. With its deep-V aluminum hull surrounded by an inflatable collar, this Zodiac Hurricane 920 is able to provide a comfortable ride for up to 17 people. This is the same type of vessel used by the Navy Seals and US Coast Guard teams on extreme missions worldwide. We are powered by twin 250-horsepower, four-stroke outboard motors to make us the fastest ocean tour in Alaska!
Where does this tour go?
This tour explores the Lynn Canal, which is the longest, deepest fjord in North America and one of the largest in the world, measuring at over 2,000 feet deep. Although it is named a canal, it is actually a fjord, which is a glacially carved U-shaped valley. The Taiya Inlet was an important waterway during the Klondike gold rush, offering passage to the deep-water port of Skagway and, by smaller boat (due to sediment from the Taiya river), the now ghost town of Dyea. These 2 boom towns were gateways to the White Pass and Chilkoot trails.

Quick Facts


2h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 10 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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