Riverboat Discovery Cruise

Riverboat Discovery Cruise

Departs from Fairbanks


$100 pp


Welcome aboard! Take a ride on the authentic sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III for a fully-narrated 3-1/2 hour cruise along the Chena and Tanana Rivers. See a bush plane demonstration. Visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher. Gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture with a one-hour visit to an authentic Athabascan Indian Village.

Alaskan Native guides will take you ashore for a personalized tour of the village where you’ll discover traditional Native lifestyles. Learn how the wolf, fox, martin, and beaver were used to provide food and protection in the harsh Arctic climate. Enjoy the work of an Athabascan beadwork artist.

Back on the boat, watch a fish wheel in operation and see the ‘Wedding of the Rivers’ where the Chena and Tanana Rivers converge. End the tour at Steamboat Landing and Discovery Trading Post which features Captain Jim’s Gourmet Smoked Salmon.