What makes this one of the best Skagway excursions? Everything! It's 2 hours jammed with adventure, as this isn't your ordinary wildlife cruise. Powered by twin 250-horsepower motors, this vessel is designed to comfortably operate in any sea condition. Starting the tour with a pick-up at your cruise ship, you'll get a brief safety orientation as well as outfitted with all the necessary gear you need: an exposure suit to keep you warm and dry, Oakley goggles and balaclavas. Departing right from the boat harbor in Skagway, the tour of the Taiya Inlet exposes eagles, sea lions, and quite often even whales.
Captains provide a colorful narrative and share their extensive knowledge of the area, while finding hidden waterfalls and beaches not seen from the cruise decks. You can sit back and enjoy the ride on custom shock-absorbing seats, and definitely don't forget your camera because you'll be up close and personal with wildlife on this one. What's great is that this is one of the Skagway excursions that originates and culminates right in town, so it leaves you with plenty of other time to explore the town, enjoy another tour or explore lots of other interesting things to do in Skagway.
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Great guides, great knowledge & perfect weather. We went roughly 30-40 mph I would say. Maybe a tad faster at times. I have a bad neck but I went anyway..;-). I just used my legs as shock absorbers if we bounced. I was totally fine. It was so serene. A+++
Great staff. Wonderful excursion. Learnt a lot about area.
Our group of 13 had a wonderful time on the Skagway Ocean Raft Adventure! Our ages ranged from 17 to 73, and everyone enjoyed seeing the mountains and waterfalls up close. All the gear we needed was provided - suits to keep us warm and dry, gloves, hats, and goggles. The word "raft" is misleading - our driver (wish I could remember his name!) made sure that we went fast at times, and the young adults in our group loved that! Our guide Alyssa was great, and we all learned so much about the plants, trees, and wildlife. We were thrilled to see some otters and eagles. This was a very fun way to enjoy Skagway.
This adventure exceeded our expectations! The boat captain was skilled, and gave us thrills. We enjoyed the lovely scenery--getting up close to the waterfalls and observing many bald eagles in their natural habitat. Everyone in our group agreed we would definitely do this again!
A thrilling exhilarating ride which we really enjoyed, this is a unique experience & I encourage anyone who is visiting Skagway to take the ride.