Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler Cruise

Get a taste of the colorful history and cultural traditions in the great interior region of Alaska.

  • Starting at: $66 / per person
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 9:00am & 2:00pm
  • Dates: May 23 - September 6, 2017
  • Child Rate: $43 / per child
  • Child Age: 3 to 12 years old

Tour Overview

The perfect Fairbanks trip combines river views and Alaska Native history and traditions! Climb aboard the Riverboat Discovery III for an unforgettable 3-hour cruise into Alaska’s history of the Interior Region of Alaska. Travel the Chena and Tanana Rivers on the only authentic sternwheeler riverboat operating in Alaska. This narrated, guided Alaska tour provides background on the area’s natural history and the Athabascan Native culture. You will see a floatplane take off, meet sled dogs, witness the “wedding of the rivers,” and gain insight into ancient Athabascan traditions. Alaska Native guides who have worked and lived in Alaska will take you on a personalized tour of a replicated Chena Indian Village. This tour departs from the Riverboat Discovery dock in Fairbanks.

Enjoy a video tour of the Riverboat Discovery experience.

What's Included

  • Narrated Riverboat tour
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals and transfers to and from your hotel.


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