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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour provided by Skagway Float Tours

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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

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When your ship drops anchor in Skagway, make the most of even limited time on dry land on a shore excursion that reveals the Chilkoot Trail, which runs alongside the Taiya River. As well as exploring on foot, you’ll get a different perspective of the scenery during a ride on a rubber raft.
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Port of Skagway
Port of Skagway, Skagway, AK 99840, USAPlease meet at the tour waiting area of your ship pier outside security gates. The representative will be holding a Skagway Float Tours sign. Please be there 10 minutes before departure time.
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    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Skagway Float Tours
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
Port of Skagway
Port of Skagway, Skagway, AK 99840, USAPlease meet at the tour waiting area of your ship pier outside security gates. The representative will be holding a Skagway Float Tours sign. Please be there 10 minutes before departure time.
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  • Maximize limited time in Skagway on a shore excursion
  • Get the inside scoop on Skagway’s Gold Rush history from a guide
  • A gentle hike that’s suitable for travelers of moderate fitness levels
  • Enjoy the scenery from both land and water
Important Information
Departure Point
Port of Skagway, Skagway, AK 99840, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Chilkoot trail hike and float tour
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Skagway Float Tours
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please see voucher for details regarding your departure point
  • Please note: this is an active tour, so it is recommended to be in good physical condition and wear sturdy walking shoes with good traction
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Maximum per raft/group is 11
  • Minimum age is 5
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • No Joint problems or balance issues
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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
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Date of experience: July 2019
Dale C wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
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
LUCY wrote a review Nov 2019
68 contributions20 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,
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Date of experience: September 2019
Joyjosh04 wrote a review Oct 2019
Atlantic City, New Jersey79 contributions26 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
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Date of experience: November 2018
amyf13831 wrote a review Sep 2019
Plano, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed a wonderful hike and float! Our guide, Becca, was helpful and knowledgeable. She taught us about local plants, history, and animals. She offered snacks and hiking poles before the hike and was excellent at gauging our group's speed and abilities. During the float
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: Skagway Float Tours
Rebecca L
Scenic Review and Awesome Guide
Beautiful location to float just a bit outside Skagway. Certainly a much better option than the similar trips offer
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Relaxing with a local education
Bob was the BEST, close second was Sulky and her dig! Bob did all the hard work while we floated down the river wit
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great trip!!
We were met at the cruise ship dock , picked up another couple and headed to the river. They helped up with poncho
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Melissa T
Hike and Float
We thoroughly enjoyed our hike and float with our tour guide, Bob Fink. The scenery was amazing. We saw lots of eag
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Enjoyable scenic float
We had a beautiful trip down the river where we saw many eagles, some seals and other types of birds. Our guide was
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Great Tour into Dyea Valley
Very friendly staff and our tour with guide Brooke was just amazing. Good size of group, good trip time and so many
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scenic hiking and easy floating
I thoroughly enjoyed this hike and float excursion. The hiking trail is very scenic and our tour guide Bob is so kn
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Elizabeth F
Beautiful but overpriced
The float was beautiful and the guide was wonderful, but it is overpriced for what it is. It's relaxing. And pret
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John H
Scenic and serene
Due to cancellations, I was the only one (!) on an afternoon float, after taking the Skagway White Pass train that
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Laura M
A fun day
Sully was our tour guide. She was awesome. She was very professional and had a ton of enthusiasm. The hike and f
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Amazing hike and float tour!
We took a cruise on Royal Caribbean to Alaska so my wife booked this excursion for when we went ashore in Skagway.
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For the combined history buff/nature lover
Hiked the Chilkoot Trail with Bob and learned bucket-loads. Had no idea that the trek inward to the goldfields dur
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bruce a
Relaxing way to review some of the beauty of Alaska.
My wife and I floated for a little over 40 minutes down the river with five other passengers and Becca, the tour gu
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Wonderful activity in Skagway
My wife and myself wanted a tour with some physical activity and this tour met the bill. The hike was great and ou
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This was a brilliant tour / activity. Bec's was outstanding, giving local knowledge and advice for the whole trip d
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  • Duration: 4h
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