Nature Tour to Dyea

Leave the crowds of Skagway behind and join a small group tour (14 maximum) to nearby Dyea. In 1898, Dyea boasted over 8,000 residents and had a busy Main Street crowded with gold-crazed miners. What little of the town remaining today has been taken over by nature. This area is protected as part of the Klondike National Historical Park.

Start with a scenic, nine-mile drive along the rocky seacoast. Every month brings something different to Dyea. Wildflowers, migrating salmon, harbor seals, bald eagles and even the occasional brown bear each peak at different times. Your naturalist guide knows the area well and knows the best places to get out of the vehicle to take it all in. The tour highlight is a half-mile walk along a flat trail lined with fragrant spruce trees and wildflowers that once was Dyea’s Main Street.

You’ll return to your ship with more than photos. You’ll have gained an appreciation of the impermanence of man and the profound and lasting power of Alaska nature.

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Gold Rush Cemetery
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Skagway, Skagway, Alaska

    Leave the crowds of Skagway behind and join a small group tour to Klondike National Historic Park in nearby Dyea. In 1898, Dyea boasted over 8,000 residents and had a Main Street lined with dozens of hotels, restaurants and saloons. Little of the town remains today. Alaska nature is what gives Dyea its defining character.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nahku Bay, Skagway, AK 99840, USA

    Enjoy a scenic, nine-mile drive along Taiya Inlet’s rocky seacoast. No big buses are allowed along this route. We’ll keep our eyes open for bald eagles and harbor seals that frequent this rich tidal estuary as we cross the Taiya River Bridge and head to explore Dyea’s rich meadows and forests.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dyea, Skagway, AK 99840, USA

    This is a “guide’s choice” tour, so the exact itinerary is dependent on weather, wildlife, and group interest. Every month brings something different to Dyea. In May, June and July, the wildflowers are at their peak, with an impressive display of chocolate lilies, fireweed and wild irises. Beginning in late July, the Taiya river fills with migrating salmon, and the chance of seeing bald eagles and the occasional brown bear increases. In September, the cottonwood trees turn yellow and the bushes are covered in berries. Amanita mushrooms add a splash of red to the green forest understory.

    We will stop at the former townsite for a half-mile walk along a flat and well-maintained trail that once was Dyea’s “Broadway.” Your guide will help you discover signs of this town’s fascinating history which is still evident under the layers of moss, ferns and mushrooms.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gold Rush Cemetery, Intersection of Main St and 23rd, Skagway, AK

    Another possibility is a short stroll through the thick spruce forest to visit the Slide Cemetery. Dozens of miners were buried here after the Palm Sunday avalanche of 1898. The quiet here is palpable; only occasionally is it broken by the lilting call of a songbird. The faded wooden grave markers are a poignant reminder of the hazards faced by the Klondike argonauts.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Skagway Cruise Terminal, Skagway, AK 99840, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our guide will meet you just past security on the dock. Watch for a sign with the RGA Logo. If you do not connect with your guide by 5 minutes prior to the meeting time, please call our RGA office.Airports
    • Skagway Municipal Airport, Alaska St, Skagway, AK 99840
    • Skagway Cruise Terminal, Skagway, AK 99840, USA
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Rainbow Glacier Adventures

Activity ID: V-37841P12

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