ShoreTrips logo Shore Excursions - City Tours - Day Activities


Per Person $114 USD
Child (All children, age 12 and under) $87 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


Share this Trip
Add to Itinerary

ShoreTrips says...

Often our meetings take place around mealtime, and eating is something that we try not to miss. So our guide picked the place and we dined early at a spot only residents would know. It was empty when we arrived, but packed by the time we left.

We left full of both food and information. We felt great, as we had another wonderful, responsive guide under our belts (which were a notch bigger than when we arrived!).

This activity is another example of how the actual raft trip is just one part of a terrific introduction to Alaskan wilderness and history. The location of your entry into the Taiya River allows you to enjoy a beautiful ride along the coast to Dyea valley. It's an old gold rush settlement steeped in history. Your narrated ride will be interesting AND scenic, and you might spot some eagles, as well as other critters, while you listen and observe. We don't make any promises, but seals are often seen along with the occasional bear sighting.

The float trip begins after you suit up in a life jacket, rubber boots, and rain gear (if necessary). The trip is comfortable and requires no experience or skill. Your discussion while floating down the lazy river will focus on the natural beauty surrounding you. The time on the river is approximately 45 minutes. As your group will be small, you'll be able to hear, as well as see, Alaska's beauty.

In the spring, you will enjoy the proliferation of wild flowers and, in the fall, expect to see an occasional bear hunting for salmon.

  • This tour includes:
  • Narrated and scenic van drive to Dyea
  • Services of an experienced guide
  • 40-minute float trip
  • Use of life jacket and rain boots (and rain gear, if necessary)
  • Lots of photo opportunities and wildlife sightings are possible!

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (2.5 hrs) Check in 10 minutes early.
  • 1:30 PM (2.5 hrs) Check in 10 minutes early.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• We suggest that you dress in layers as the weather has a tendency to change.
• This tour operates in rainy weather.
• Please consider bringing your own reusable water bottle to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles.


• All participants will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Risks form upon arrival.
• A parent or legal guardian must sign this form on behalf of minors.
• Each raft holds a maximum of 11 passengers.
• You must be able to sit on the raft without back support.
• This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants when booking for either a Saturday or Sunday.