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Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float

Skagway, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2491
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Sam's Hike and Float

We had an amazing hike and float! Sam was so knowledgeable and fun. Hike was beautiful with a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beth J
Lake Forest, Illinois
Amazing and breath taking!

John was our amazing tour guide. He was very informative and educated us about the wildlife and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jen E
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Join us on the Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float as you retrace the steps of the gold seekers of 1898 on the Historic Chilkoot Trail. You will begin your journey in Skagway with a 20min drive out to the Chilkoot Trail head. From there you will embark on a 2 mile hike (350 ft elevation gain) lead by our very knowledgeable guides, as they tell you stories of the gold rush, point out flora and fauna along the trail, and look for signs of wildlife. Once your hike is complete, you will enjoy a scenic float on our 18ft ore framed rafts down the Taiya river (no white water). Once at the take out, enjoy warm beverages and a snack before heading back to town.
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Skagway, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2491

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing hike and float! Sam was so knowledgeable and fun. Hike was beautiful with a couple challenging areas. Float was relaxing watching the wildlife.

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 3 days ago

John was our amazing tour guide. He was very informative and educated us about the wildlife and landscape. He does a GREAT impersonation of male eagle also! His jokes were hilarious!! My husband and I were laughing non stop. Easy hike for anyone. Bring water!

Thank Jen E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great, personable, knowledgeable guide. Very small group of just 8 of us, which enabled the guide to give us a couple bonus stops. Hike was very doable for everyone from young kids to us 60 year olds with a minimum of fitness. Saw loads of...More

Thank PetethePilgrim
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did the hike and float with our guide Mac and it was too much fun. Mac really made the trip for us, he was super chill and really knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone traveling through Skagway.

Thank JPJarrett
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went of the Chilkoot Hike and Float Tour in Skagway..It was a fantastic experience. Our tour leader was Steve and he was excellent..His personality, energy and knowledge truly made this a memorable experience ..My wife has a bad knee and he was very...More

Thank tlofgren
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun day! We even had some fabulous sunshine on our day in Skagway. Robert was our guide, and provided an entertaining and fun tour. We hiked about 2 miles with lots of interesting landscape. We were all provided with trekking poles, that were...More

Thank diane_notes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overview: Excellent hike through an awesome part of the southern tail of Alaska, followed by a relaxing float back to our start point. First off the NCL Cruise ship rates this as a 2 of 3 for physical activity, meaning it should only be easy...More

Thank k9maike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on this hike/float with our 10-year old. We all enjoyed the picturesque woods, the many photo opportunities, and the leisurely float. Robert, the guide, stole the show with thorough botanical, zoological, historical, and seismic knowledge delivered in a friendly, light way. Tasting plants....More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chilkat Guides, Ltd - Sam My husband and I and our 7 years old son joined this excursion in Skagway. Sam picked us up at the cruise ship, drove by the town , stopped at the lake before we got to the Chilkoot trail ....More

Thank Feli C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I am not a hiker or a floater. I'm short, so hiking with most folks isn't fun as I am always running to keep up. This however was different and awesome! Our guide Bob was super educational, friendly and helpful. He made...More

Thank Annie C
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Joan G
8 March 2017|
Response from Gene S | Reviewed this property |
There is more benefit to doing this hike in a smaller group. That way it also becomes a better learning experience too. The guides are well-trained and very knowledgeable about the Alaskan ecosystem too. I book groups trips... More
Joan G
8 March 2017|
Response from Ken J | Reviewed this property |
I believe you could. But They said they would like to have a group less than 10. You may negotiate with them before you sign up. I hope they accommodate your request! Good luck!
3 October 2016|
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Response from Brian K | Reviewed this property |
NO, not even close. Its a short 2 mile hike. The full trail is a major multi day undertaking. This was an enjoyable cruise excursion!!