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Climb aboard a classic Chena River sternwheeler to experience the living history of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Guests can enjoy a Dog Sled demonstration from on board the Riverboat Discovery.

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For decades, riverboats like the Discovery III sternwheeler ran the big rivers of Alaska's interior. They hauled freight and passengers, linked distant communities and helped build new ones. Today the boat takes visitors on a unique tour to explore that history and see firsthand some of Alaska's quintessential pastimes.

Experience some of Alaska's quintessential pastimes.

The stately Discovery III has three decks with comfortable indoor seating, and a fourth top deck with open-air seating. The large red paddlewheel splashing at the stern propels the boat on its journey down the Chena River. It's right on the water shortly after leaving Steamboat Landing that guests see their first Alaskan demo. A bushplane on floats takes off alongside the boat, banking in a long arc until it loops back and lands again. The pilot talks about the wild life of bush flying in Alaska before the boat continues downstream. The next stop is an exuberant sled dog demo at the riverside kennels of late four-time Iditarod musher Susan Butcher.

Upon reaching the confluence of the Chena and Tanana Rivers, guests disembark for a walking tour of a Chena Indian Village. Native Alaskan guides lead groups to see spruce cabins, caches, smokehouses, and crafts created by Athabascans native to interior Alaska. After spending time further exploring the village on their own, guests board the boat for a return ride up the Chena River.

The Riverboat Discovery Cruise includes a bush plane demo, sled dog demo, and Chena Indian Village tour. There is a small giftshop and galley selling snacks, drinks, ice cream, and hearty lunch boxes on the boat. The tour returns to the Steamboat Landing where guests can visit the Discovery Trading Post, the largest Alaskan souvenir shop in Fairbanks .

What to Bring

Wear comfortable clothes and dress in layers. Most of the tour is conducted outside, so bring a light coat or rain jacket if necessary.

Special Instructions

Guests must check in at the Steamboat Landing station at least 30 minutes prior to the tour departure to exchange their voucher for a boarding pass.

Transfers & Meeting Points

The Riverboat Discovery Cruise is just five minutes from the Fairbanks airport and 20 minutes from downtown Fairbanks. Many local hotels offer shuttles to the Riverboat Discovery. Guests must coordinate their own transportation to the tour.

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  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Options AM, PM
  • Operating Dates Daily from 6/1/2024 to 8/31/2024
  • Activity Level Less Active

What's Included

  • Guided tour through an Athabascan village.
  • Passage on a classic sternwheeler riverboat.
  • Bush plane and sled dog demonstrations.
  • Complimentary coffee and fresh donuts.

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"We loved this! They made what might look like an ordinary river come alive! This was in our "Top 3 Attractions" list!"

~Ron from Illinois~

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Enjoy a Alaskan salmon smoking demonstration from the Riverboat Discovery.

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DINING OPTIONS

We have various dining options on Steamboat Landing and Discovery III:

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CHENA VILLAGE LIVING MUSEUM

Be immersed in frontier living first hand with a guided walking tour of an Athabascan village. You’ll see an Athabascan  village with cabins made of spruce logs, a cache used for storing supplies, a primitive spruce bark hut and fur pelts. Our guides will explain how the wolf, fox, martin and beaver were used to provide food and protection in the harsh Arctic climate. They will also share how the Athabascans skillfully survived for over 10,000 years and how they adapted to village life and Western culture in the past century.

At the end of your guided tour, you will have time to explore the village on your own, interact with our guides and visit dogs from Susan Butcher’s Trail Breaker Kennel.

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INTERNATIONAL SCRIPTS

A family business

The Binkley family’s steamboating tradition goes back over 100 years and five generations. In 1898, when Charles M. Binkley hiked over the Chilkoot Pass with other stampeders, he was not so much in search of gold as he was the chance to build and operate boats on the Yukon and its tributaries. He became a respected pilot and boat builder in the North. His son, Captain Jim Binkley, Sr., followed in his father’s footsteps and piloted freight vessels on the Yukon and Tanana Rivers in the 1940's.

As transportation systems changed in the north, railroads and airplanes began to carry much of the freight. In 1950, noting the coming changes in the freighting business, Captain Jim and his wife, Mary, began a river excursion business focusing on sharing their love of Alaska and its culture with visitors. Over the coming years, Captain Jim and Mary B’s business grew from the Godspeed, a 25 passenger vessel, to the Discovery III, a 900 passenger vessel. Today, Captain Jim’s grandchildren run the company and Mary B is still active in the business.

In addition to growing their sternwheel business, the Binkley’s have added a gold mining attraction: Gold Dredge 8. The family has developed a tour in the heart of the gold fields where the first gold strikes attracted miners from the Klondike. They have incorporated large scale industrial mining and the smaller 'Mom and Pop' side of mining into an all-encompassing tour that also features the Trans Alaska Pipeline and a replica of the Tanana Valley Railroad.

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Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler Cruise in Fairbanks

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Riverboat Discovery Cruise

Approximately 5¼ hours

May 15 -September 15

1:00pm (from hotel)

Per Person - $99.95

  • Snack Included
  • Easy Activity Level
  • Family Friendly

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. 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 about local life in depth.

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Grab and go lunch items are available at an additional charge.

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The Amazing Riverboat Discovery Boat Tour – Fairbanks Alaska

Are you looking for fun things to do in Fairbanks, Alaska ?  The Riverboat Discovery boat tour needs to be at the top of your list!  It is a fantastic tour! 

We recently had the opportunity to check it out.  I am so excited to share with you all the fun we had, as well as all the things to do on the discovery boat.  

This tour includes historical information, dog sleds, airplanes, and even a native village to explore.  It really is an entertaining and fabulous tour.

Let's get started with the Fairbanks Discovery Riverboat Tour review! 

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What is the Discovery Boat Tour?

Discovery Boat Tour

Riverboat Discovery boat tour is a family owned business that has been in operation for five generations.  The family started the Riverboat Discovery boat tour with a 25 passenger vessel and now has a 900 passenger vessel.  

Where is the RiverBoat Discovery Tour Located?

The discovery boat tour is located in Fairbanks, Alaska.  The address is: 

1975 Discovery Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709

It is located about 5 minutes from the Fairbanks Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Fairbanks.

The discovery boat tour takes you along the Chena River.  

Admission and Tour Times

Riverboat Discovery Fairbanks, Alaska

Adults : $69.95

Children : (3-12): $42.95 

Daily : 2:00pm

Are Reservations Required?

No, but it is highly recommended to purchase your tickets ahead of time. 

How Early Should I Arrive at RiverBoat Discovery?

Waiting Area at Riverboat Discovery Fairbanks, Alaska

You should arrive about 30 minutes before departure time.  You could even plan a little more time and enjoy lunch along the Chena River before you board the boat.  There is also a gift shop to get a few souvenirs.

How Long is the Discovery Boat Tour?

The boat tour is 3 hours long. 

Is There Assigned Seating?

No, first come first serve but the best seats are located on the left side on the top deck.  Try to grab a seat up top! 

What Should I Bring on the Discovery Boat Tour

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Don't forget a camera!  I have a Nikon 5600 series with a really nice lens.  It is perfect for taking great shots that are farther away.  Camera phones do pretty well too, there are even accessory lenses designed for phones that can capture even better shots. 

Make sure to bring a water bottle and a bag  for convince. 

What to See on the Discovery Boat Tour

Riverboat Discovery Indian Village

As the tour starts off down the beautiful Chena River, you will see gorgeous homes. Many of the owners come outside to wave to say hello. 

Our Tour Guide

Tour Guide at Discovery Riverboat Fairbanks Alaska

Our tour guide was fantastic.  We learned some very interesting facts and enjoyed the commentary.  There are TV screens that show actual footage of the different events that we learned about including the Iditarod.  

The staff was amazing and made sure to make you feel right at home. 

Small Plane

Small Plane in Alaska

One of the first experiences on the boat tour is an up close and personal view of a small airplane.  It takes off from the water and lands on the water.  The narrator gives a really cool history of the planes and how important these small planes are in Alaska.  A lot of people live in remote areas and these planes bring in supplies. 

These planes are also used in medical emergencies. The narrator said the plane we saw had flown out to a remote area to pick up a woman in labor and fly her to the hospital.  The baby was actually born on the plane! 

It was really fun to see the plane land right next to the boat.  

Dog Sled Training area on the Chena River

As we journeyed down the Chena we came across a house that had several dog houses.  This house belonged to the late Susan Butcher.  She was the second woman to win the Iditarod competition and the second person to win four Iditarod races in a row.  

Her husband (David Monson) has a sled dog training center a little farther down the river.  It is amazing.  The boat stops and David teaches everyone on board how they train the dogs.  They also do a demonstration on how they train the pups.  These dogs need a lot of exercise so David attaches them to an ATV (no engine) and the dogs race around the kennel, pulling him along. 

The dogs are so cute.  It is really fun to see them in action.  

The boat docks at a Chena Indian Village.  You will disembark and head to the village.  There are three areas where natives share all about their culture and how they have survived in the Alaska territory for so long.  

Chena Indian Clothing

On the first stop, you learn all about the different animals used to make clothing warm enough for survival in the Alaskan winters. 

There is also a demonstration of traditional garb, made by hand.  The full outfits are worth over $25,000.  They are beautiful! 

Reindeer at the Chena Indian Village

There is an area where there are reindeer.  It was amazing to get up close and see the big antlers.  

After the demonstrations are over there is time to explore the village.  The dog trainers from the kennel come over and teach about how to train the dogs and demonstrate skills that are essential for the dogs to learn.  

David Monson also comes over and signs his book at the Indian Village Post Office.  

You can go around and talk with the native workers and learn more about the culture and what it is like to live in the area.  

Discovery Boat Tour Return Trip

After spending time in the village you re-board the boat and head back. The boat ride back is a lot faster.  You do get a different point of view if you stick to your same seat.   

Are There Eating Options on the Boat?

Eating on the Discovery Boat Tour

Yes!  Donuts are included in your ticket price.  There are donuts located on all levels of the discovery boat.  As you head back to Discovery Riverboat dock, there are complementary samples of fresh salmon dip and crackers.  The salmon dip is amazing! 

Food and Drink for Purchase

There are snacks and drinks for purchase.  They are reasonably priced.  You can also order hotdogs and chili dogs.  There are two options: beef chili and moose chili!   We decided to stick with the beef chili. It was fantastic!  

Soft drinks, wine, and beer are also available on board.   

Is the Riverboat Discovery Boat Tour Good for Families?

Discovery Riverboat Tour

The Discovery Boat Tour is a fantastic adventure for families.  Our kids loved it.  There were enough stops and demonstrations to keep them entertained.  We had previously gone on a Kenai Fjords National Park boat tour, which was also three hours, and they said they preferred this tour. 

It was a great experience! 

Gift Shop at Discovery RiverBoat Tour in Fairbanks Alaska

There is a nice gift shop located at the Riverboat Discovery dock.  One thing that impressed me is that the prices were reasonable.  There were really nice high quality jackets/coats for the same price you would get them for at Costco.  

I also loved buying Alaska Christmas ornaments and snow globes.  

The gift shop also had an ice cream counter with yummy treats to purchase.  You could also purchase that delicious salmon dip in the gift shop. 

Want to Go on the RiverBoat Discovery Boat Tour?

Discovery Boat Tour in Fairbanks Alaska

This is one tour that I highly recommend checking out when you visit Fairbanks, Alaska.  Hopefully, this gives you an overview of what to expect.  If you want to check out the reviews o n Trip Advisor they are pretty good.  My rating is definitely excellent! 

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We planned an amazing Alaska itinerary .   We started with all the fun things to do in Fairbanks , including a  Riverboat tour , and a trip to the   North Pole  to visit Santa. Then headed to   Denali National Park .  We stopped in   Talkeetna and took a flightseeing tour that actually landed on Mt. Denali.  We also spent some time in Anchorage . We took a road trip from Anchorage to Seward .  We enjoyed all the things to do in Seward . It was incredible and we loved visiting.  We love Alaska and highly recommend planning a trip!  If you need help  packing for Alaska , I have you covered there as well. 

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This sounds like such a wonderful time–I’d be so fascinated with the sled dogs and reindeer, especially!

The Sled dogs are so cute and fun to watch.

Looks like such an incredible trip! I would love to do a river cruise, since it really is a great way to see more of the country!

I agree, we learned a lot on the boat tour!

I’ve got Alaska on my list. Would love to check out the Riverboat Discovery boat tour!

I hope you get to go! It is amazing!

How fun! And Alaska looks so beautiful! A boat tour seems like a great way to see Alaska.

We really enjoyed the river boat tour.

How interesting! What a great place to explore and learn about the Alaskan history and culture.

It was a really interesting tour!

How fun. Alaska is one of the only places I will probably travel with my husband. I think he would actually enjoy this and be surrounded by scenery that would actually make him feel relaxed and want to be out touring. Everything looks so beautiful! What a great way to see so many things with the riverboat tour.

It is so beautiful! This trip was for my husband too….but I loved it!

What a fabulous experience! A boat tour sounds like a great way to see Fairbanks, Alaska.

It was very informative and interactive!

Aren’t the dogs so cute! We had a blast when we did the summer dog sledding. So much fun.

That was one of our favorite parts of Alaska!

This looks amazing! I love Alaska but have never been to Fairbanks and have never done a discovery boat tour there. Awesome!

It was so cool! You would love it!

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Don’t miss the Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks (Local Review)

Last Updated on April 9, 2024

The Riverboat Discovery is a wonderful tour you don’t want to miss if you’re traveling to Fairbanks on your trip to Alaska during the summer months.

I’m a former Alaskan and resident of Fairbanks, and I still work in Alaska part of the year as a tour director. Over the past twenty years, I’ve taken hundreds of people to the Riverboat and been on this tour many times. It never gets old, even after many visits! I’ve never had a guest who didn’t love it or a client who booked it independently (including those who are skeptical of tours!) who didn’t thank me for the recommendation.

Why is the Riverboat such an amazing experience? For one thing, it’s a family owned business for three generations, going back to the busy days of riverboats on Alaska’s rivers. Their hospitality and experience really shine through when you join them for a few hours on the river.

In addition, the Riverboat goes up the Chena River and takes you to places you wouldn’t be able to get to any other way, like the impressive confluence of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. The recreated authenitic Athabascan Chena Village visit is another element that makes this a unique and unforgettable tour.

Listen to my interview with Wade Binkley of the Riverboat Discovery about three generations of life on the river:

Where is the riverboat discovery located.

The Riverboat Discovery is located in Fairbanks, Alaska, along the banks of the Chena River, not far from Fairbanks International Airport.

You can take a taxi or ride share easily to the riverboat landing, or park here if you have a rental car. If a trip on the Riverboat is included in your cruisetour or group tour in Fairbanks, transportation will be provided.

The Riverboat Discovery docked at. the Riverboat landing. There are many pink wildflowers in the foreground. It's a sunny day.

What river is the Riverboat Discovery cruise on?

The Chena River, which flows through Fairbanks to the Tanana River, where the Riverboat cruise turns around.

Who is the Riverboat Discovery experience best for?

Honestly, the Riverboat Discovery is an ideal experience for everyone! I have taken hundreds and maybe thousands of people to the Riverboat and I cannot think of a single person who didn’t like it.

Whether you’re traveling on your own to Fairbanks or part of an organized tour or cruise tour, any age or ability level, this tour is a sure bet for a relaxing and fun morning or afternoon.

What to expect on the Riverboat Discovery

The side of the middle deck on the Riverboat Discovery, with the Chena River and some trees and houses visible around it.

First of all, the Riverboat is big. There is plenty of room to move around on all four decks and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. If you’re sitting indoors there is plenty of room to stand outside as well if you want to go out for photos or fresh air.

There is a galley with snacks and drinks on the first floor and plenty of restrooms.

The tour is about three hours long and takes you downstream on the Chena River to where it meets the Tanana River, with really impressive views of the Tanana at the turnaround point.

The mouth of the Chena River where it flows into the Tanana River seen from the deck of the Riverboat Discovery. There are low sand bars with brush and trees along the sides of the rivers. It's a partly cloudy day

In the middle of the tour you will have the opportunity to visit Chena Village. Chena Village is a created village at the site of an Athabascan fish camp. Here you will learn from young local Native Alaskan guides all about the culture and traditions of the Athabascan people , both modern day as well as in the past and how those traditions have adapted since settlers came to Alaska’s interior.

You’ll see how salmon are smoked and preserved as well as other ways of preserving food for Alaska’s harsh winters, and all about traditional dress. It’s a fun and educational experience that also allows for time to explore the village on your own.

A log cabin with a porch and a grass roof with moose antlers on top. There are several colorful hanging baskets in front and a sign says "Chena Village Alaska"

You’ll also pass Trailbreaker Kennel, home of the late Susan Butcher, a four time Iditarod winner. Susan’s husband Dave shares about the kennel and the sport of dog mushing and does a cart run with his dog team. Usually you also get to see at least one puppy running around! You’ll also get to learn Susan’s inspiring story and legacy.

A green lawn on the bank of a river with a log cabin and many sled dogs. A man is standing near the dos giving a presentation

If you’re interested in shopping, give yourself a little time before or after the tour since their gift shop has an excellent selection and really good prices.

Accessibility and Mobility

The Riverboat Discovery and the landing are fully wheelchair accessible. The Riverboat has four levels and the upper levels are only accessible by stairs, but there is plenty of space on the first level. Make sure to let them know if you’ll be using a wheelchair, that way they can help you with boarding very efficiently.

When does the Riverboat Discovery operate?

The Riverboat Discovery is a summer experience in Fairbanks. After the ice breaks up and the river has enough water the Riverboat starts operating, generally in mid May. It continues until early fall, usually mid to late September.

How long is the Riverboat Discovery cruise?

The Riverboat Discovery is about three hours. The morning Riverboat is 8:45 am-11:45 am and the afternoon is 2pm-5pm.

Is there food on board the boat?

Yes! They have hot dogs and chili on the boat for purchase and in the morning they have complimentary coffee and blueberry donuts (yum!). They have a few other snacks available for purchase as well.

They also serve lunch at the landing between the morning and afternoon trip, which is super convenient. They have salads, sandwiches and wraps. There is also a sit down lunch from 11:45 am – 1pm offering a set menu of stew, roasted vegetables, salad and dessert.

Is there wifi or cell service?

There is no wifi on board the boat, however there is decent cell service on the river where the riverboat goes. This does depend a bit on your cell provider and if you can roam in Alaska on your plan if you’re a visitor.

Are there restrooms on board the Riverboat Discovery?

Yes, there are lots of restrooms on the Riverboat, with flushing toilets and running water. There are also restrooms at the landing.

What to wear for the Riverboat Discovery

In mid summer, Fairbanks is generally very dry and often quite hot. Most days in mid June through early August are in the 70s and 80s, occasionally hotter. There can be rain showers or cooler weather any day, so I always recommend bringing and extra layer or a rain jacket.

The boat ride is generally not as windy as boat tours on the open ocean, since the boat isn’t moving as fast.

In early and late season it can definitely be raining or chilly. If you start in the morning and it’s cold, it might be warm in the afternoon so make sure you have a couple of layers to stay comfortable.

Costs and Booking

If you are visiting Fairbanks as part of a cruisetour or other organized tour, check to see if the Riverboat Discovery is already included as part of your time in Fairbanks. If not, you can book it on your own (or possibly through your guide, check with them).

If you’re traveling on your own to Fairbanks, you can book directly through their website .

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    Half-day Tours in Fairbanks: Check out 1561 reviews and photos of Viator's Riverboat Discovery Tour. a Tripadvisor company Top Fairbanks activities. Explore by category ... The Discovery Tour on the Chena River in Fairbanks Alaska was like going back in time. The experience was enlightening, educational and the view was spectacular.

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  8. 2024 Riverboat Discovery Tour provided by Riverboat Discovery

    Itinerary. You'll start at. 1975 Discovery Dr. 1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA. See address & details. 1. Riverboat Discovery. Stop: 3 hours - Admission included. Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations.

  9. Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise in Fairbanks

    May 27 - August 31, 2024. Child rate: $66. Child age: 3 to 12 years old. Tour overview: The perfect Fairbanks day tour 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. Travel the Chena and Tanana Rivers on Alaska's only authentic ...

  10. Fairbanks Riverboat Discovery Cruise & Tour

    This tour can only be booked in conjunction with a Gray Line Alaska package. To add this tour to your package, please call 1-888-425-1737. Board an authentic sternwheeler near Fairbanks, Alaska for the Riverboat Discovery Cruise, a journey along the convergence of the Chena and Tanana rivers.

  11. 2024 Riverboat Discovery Tour provided by Riverboat Discovery

    Itinerary. You'll start at. 1975 Discovery Dr. 1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA. See address & details. 1. Riverboat Discovery. Stop: 3 hours - Admission included. Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations.

  12. 2024 Riverboat Discovery Tour provided by Riverboat Discovery

    Itinerary. You'll start at. 1975 Discovery Dr. 1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA. See address & details. 1. Riverboat Discovery. Stop: 3 hours - Admission included. Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations.

  13. The Amazing Riverboat Discovery Boat Tour

    The discovery boat tour is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The address is: 1975 Discovery Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709. It is located about 5 minutes from the Fairbanks Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Fairbanks. The discovery boat tour takes you along the Chena River.

  14. Discovery Riverboat Cruise

    Board the authentic sternwheeler Discovery II or III for a fully-narrated cruise along the Chena and Tanana rivers with Fairbanks Princess Lodge. ... To add an activity to your stay, please visit the Tour Desk at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge. CANCELLATION POLICY. Excursions cancelled within three (3) days prior travel are subject to a 100 ...

  15. 2024 Riverboat Discovery Tour provided by Riverboat Discovery

    Itinerary. You'll start at. 1975 Discovery Dr. 1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA. See address & details. 1. Riverboat Discovery. Stop: 3 hours - Admission included. Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations.

  16. 2024 (Fairbanks) Riverboat Discovery Tour

    Itinerary. You'll start at. 1975 Discovery Dr. 1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA. See address & details. 1. Riverboat Discovery. Stop: 3 hours - Admission included. Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations.

  17. Riverboat Discovery

    More than just a boat ride! Board the Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery for one of the most unique Alaskan experiences available! This three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations. You will see a bush floatplane takeoff alongside the boat, visit the home and kennels of the late four ...

  18. 2024 Riverboat Discovery Tour provided by Riverboat Discovery

    Itinerary. You'll start at. 1975 Discovery Dr. 1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA. See address & details. 1. Riverboat Discovery. Stop: 3 hours - Admission included. Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations.

  19. Don't miss the Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks (Local Review)

    What to wear for the Riverboat Discovery. In mid summer, Fairbanks is generally very dry and often quite hot. Most days in mid June through early August are in the 70s and 80s, occasionally hotter. There can be rain showers or cooler weather any day, so I always recommend bringing and extra layer or a rain jacket.

  20. Riverboat Discovery

    Riverboat Discovery, Fairbanks, Alaska. 4,059 likes · 36 talking about this · 19,954 were here. 2024 Dates of Operation: May 10th-September 21st Tour Times: 8:45AM & 2:00PM Duration: Three hours

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  22. 2024 Riverboat Discovery Tour provided by Riverboat Discovery

    Itinerary. You'll start at. 1975 Discovery Dr. 1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA. See address & details. 1. Riverboat Discovery. Stop: 3 hours - Admission included. Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations.

  23. Fairbanks River Cruise & Gold Dredge 8 Tour

    Approximately 7 1/2 hours. Price From. $169.95 Per Person. Easy Activity Level. Meal Provided. Shopping Opportunities. Wheelchair Accessible. Board the only remaining authentic Alaska sternwheeler for a cruise along the Chena and Tanana rivers in Chena River State Recreation Area. During this narrated cruise, you will witness the unique line ...

  24. Riverboat Discovery

    For more information call Riverboat Discovery (907) 479-6673, or visit their website. (Scroll to see other photographs of the Riverboat Discovery tour.) This way to Fairbanks' Premier Tourist Attraction! Riverboat Discovery III, (parked at Chena Village) Fairbanks, Alaska summer of 2000. (Click for larger view.)