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PRIVATE: DISCOVER DYEA

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $388 USD
Private Tour for up to 3 $395 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 $399 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 $402 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 $426 USD
Private Tour for up to 7 $433 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 $440 USD
Private Tour for up to 9 $477 USD
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PRIVATE: DISCOVER DYEA

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In 2022, this tour operates April 24th - October 20th.

No Passport, No Problem. Most of the sightseeing tours you will find in Skagway make their way into the very close neighboring country of Canada but this tour is unique that you spend all of your time in Alaska. So if you do not have a passport, and you want see what Alaska and the gold rush era is all about, then you will want to discover Dyea.

On this two hour journey you will travel 9 miles west to the place that was a part of the goldrush madness in Skagway. Today, you will see what is left of the town of Dyea. Long before the goldrush, Alaskan Natives used seasonal fishing camp and traded with other tribes along the Chilkoot Trail. In 1897, this area would never be the same as news broke out that gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory. Prospectors flooded the Dyea valley and the Chilkoot Trail was used by many to head to the gold fields.

What seemed like overnight, businesses popped up in Dyea and life for the Alaskan Natives would forever change. As quickly as this city of Dyea grew, it was abandoned by the completion of the railway in Skagway, and the declining interest in the gold rush that never came to be.

Today the land in this valley has grown over with natural foliage and the National Park Service purchased much of this land in 1978. There are only a few remaining traces can be seen of the gold rush era. See how the Dyea Tidal Flats and the Taiya river has transformed the landscape over time. Take a step back in time and learn about life pre and post-gold rush era and discover the fascinating history and subtle beauty of Dyea.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private round trip journey from Skagway to the Old Townsite of Dyea
  • Klondike Gold Rush Cemetery
  • Skagway City Overlook
  • Chilkoot Trailhead
  • Taiya River
  • Dyea Tidal Flats Viewpoint
  • Dyea Townsite
  • Slide Cemetery

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Departures (local time)

  • 3:30 PM (2 hrs) Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your departure.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• If you wish to customize your itinerary, please contact ShoreTrips before purchasing this tour.
• Optional short hikes can built into the timing of this tour, let your driver/guide know you wish to take a short hike at the beginning of your tour but other sights may be excluded due to the duration of your tour.
• This tour has a physical activity level of: Easy
• This tour operates in all weather, unless conditions are unsafe for driving, which is determined by the driver.

Restrictions

• This tour is NOT able to accommodate motorized or electric scooters of ANY kind.
• This tour can accommodate passengers who have small collapsible walkers or collapsible wheelchairs. Guests with mobility issues must be able to step up into and out of a vehicle. We are happy to assist in boarding passengers and storing the walker or wheelchair in our vehicle. We can only accept "umbrella" style child strollers that do not exceed these measurements when folded up: 45"L x 10"W x 10"H (including wheels). If we do not have room on the vehicle, these items will have to be left behind with a company representative and delivered to the guest at the conclusion of the tour.
In 2022, this tour operates April 24th - October 20th.