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Sternwheeler Tanana Chief

1020 Hoselton Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-452-8687
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Sternwheeler Boat Ride and Lunch

Fun sternwheeler ride down the Chena River in Fairbanks. Very informational with stop at dog... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve I
via mobile
Great tour and great meal!

This was the best tour we had of many good ones in Alaska. for variety and quality in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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1020 Hoselton Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-452-8687

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun sternwheeler ride down the Chena River in Fairbanks. Very informational with stop at dog sleeding dog kennel/training center. As well a stop at a original Indian camp where they explain how to smoke salmon. The lunch was an amazing family style stew, roasted vegetables,...More

Thank Steve I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best tour we had of many good ones in Alaska. for variety and quality in presentation this tour cannot be beat! The meal afterward was very good too!

Thank MikefromAR
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice staff. Go and visit the captain in the wheelhouse. Great brunch. Support a family business. Would go again. Best deal in Fairbanks!

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A friend and I decided to take the dinner cruise along the Chena River when we were in Fairbanks, the first time for me in 35 years! The dinner was delicious and the portions generous. The staff were very pleasant to talk to and visit...More

Thank Mama R
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My family and I booked a dinner cruise on the Tanana Chief in August of 2016. The dinner was cooked on shore in the company's catering business. The food was excellent and plentiful. Even my 14-year-old son got enough to eat. The cruise was relaxing,...More

Thank clg00d
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Well worth a trip on the sternwheeler. We saw mushing dogs, had a great commentary along the river. Had a flying boat come along, land and take off. Visited the village and caribou. Very good presentations by the youngsters at the village..

Thank TravelhappyEngland
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We did the dinner cruise in July 2016 on a nice summer day and the cruise itself was okay. The ship cruises a few miles on the Chena to the Tanana. You see the housing on the banks of the Chena, some of them quite...More

3  Thank LairdofGlencairn69
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The food is not Ruth's Chris, but this was worth the time and effort. The staff was nice, and the views of "real" Alaska along the river banks gave us a deeper appreciation for the culture of Fairbanks. Locals seemed to like it....

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 28 June 2016

To start with we had a beef stew lunch provided. The sternwheeler was large, with a 300 passenger capability so this was no small deal. We went up to the junction of the Chena and Tatana rivers from Fairbanks and along the banks, demonstrations of...More

Thank pehu44
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Don't bother. The Brunch was awful - overcooked eggs and overdone breakfast meats (ham & bacon), stale tasting sausage links,extremely over-ripe watermelon (can't believe they even served it), fishy tasting gravy for the hard biscuits. The only palatable items were the coffee cake, strawberries and...More

Thank vbelton
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