The Ocean Raft Adventure combines speed, thrills, wildlife and just plain fun. Explore North America's longest and deepest fjord, the Taiya Inlet. This tour undoubtedly provides a different perspective of the Inside Passage than you'll see from the cruise deck, as you will be riding the same type of boat used by U.S. Navy Seals and Coast Guard rescue teams. With limited seating aboard, you'll zip through the inlet with your Coast Guard certified captain and guide exploring waterfalls, hidden coves, beaches and wildlife. The pictures tell the story better than we can!
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. 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 coves. 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 wild Alaska 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 time to explore the area. Enjoy another tour as there's lots of other interesting things to do in Skagway!