Riverboat Discovery Cruise

Riverboat Discovery Cruise

Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler tour Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

Enjoy a cruise on the Chena and Tanana rivers aboard an authentic sternwheeler and watch a bush pilot take off and land from a riverbank landing strip. From late June through early August, these waters teem with salmon. As the paddle wheel continues to churn the waters, witness the “wedding of the rivers.” When the clear waters of the Chena meet the glacier-fed Tanana, the result is clouds of silt that rise and fall over the river. Then, you’ll make a stop at the home of a late four time Iditarod champion, meet some winning sled dogs and witness a sled-dog demonstration. Next, you’ll disembark the sternwheeler for a guided tour through a replica of an Athabascan Indian Village where you will learn in depth about native Alaskan village life.

Excursion Details Accommodations

Approximately 5 - 5¼ hours

Prices from:
$75.95 Adult
$65.95 Child

Special note(s):
Lunch is included in the Pavilion.

Easy activity level - Princess Lodges

Easy activity level

Wheelchairs accessible - Princess Lodges

Wheelchair accessible

Snack provided - Princess Lodges

Snack provided

Call 800.426.0500 to book

Fairbanks Excursions

An array of optional tours is available at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge during the summer season. To add an activity to your stay, please call 1-800-426-0500 for reservations or visit the Tour Desk at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

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