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Fantastic excursion!!!

Our guide (Alex Schram) was very informative and entertaining...even with his bad jokes!! It was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandusky, Ohio
ABSOLUTELY GREAT excursion, a must do!

August 20-27, 2017 we cruised on the Norwegian Pearl through "Glacier Bay" Alaska. Great ship... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nora Z
Stockton, New Jersey
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide (Alex Schram) was very informative and entertaining...even with his bad jokes!! It was a fantastic getaway, loved getting a first hand view of nature. I would definitely recommend the Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float.

Thank b0xerlady
Reviewed 1 week ago

August 20-27, 2017 we cruised on the Norwegian Pearl through "Glacier Bay" Alaska. Great ship, great time, but for right now I am reviewing the "Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float" - one of half dozen excursions we did on our vacation. It was a fantastic...More

Thank Nora Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While at port, we stopped over at Skagway Tours and decided to do the Hike and Float Tour. We were already in hiking boots, so it was a plus, since it had been raining and the trail was wet and a little muddy. We were...More

Thank jaypeg47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the tour thru Holland America as part of our land tour. We were so lucky to have a sunny day AND Robert as our guide. His background and interest in forestry as well as the flora and fauna was extremely informative. The hike...More

Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had nothing planned in advance for Skagway and found this excursion when we got off the ship at the visitor center. Bob picked us up at the scheduled time and took us on an outstanding adventure (hike and float). The hike was just challenging...More

Thank wlr174
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 7 was looking forward to getting away from the cruise ship and into a little exercise in a beautiful setting. We scored big with great weather and having "Mac" as our guide for this excursion. The hike along the river was fun....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked about 4 miles of the Chilkoot trail followed with a calm float down the river. The beauty of the forest is indescribable and photos can't capture it either. We were guided by Sam, who was very knowledgeable, passionate, and fun. The hike is...More

Thank Craig K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Skagway couple of days ago and booked this through the cruise but from the moment Mac picked us up we knew we'll enjoy the day. He was funny and informative, the hike itself was unbelievably beautiful and the float was very relaxed. Even...More

Thank Galit B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Skagway was our 3rd stop on our Alaskan Cruise. Our guide Will picked us up from the airport and drove us up to the hiking point. He was immediately friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We easily chatted the whole way up to the hiking...More

Thank MandyJennifer
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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!!