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Alaska Northern Lights Tour

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Address: Fairbanks, AK
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Alaska Northern Lights Tour has an evening of viewing Aurora and Native...

Alaska Northern Lights Tour has an evening of viewing Aurora and Native Culture Show at a remote Lodge with an excellent view of Northern Skies. Also has, a Fairbanks City Tour, Dog Sled Rides, Chena Hot Springs Tours, and Ice Fishing Tours. Activities are Guided by Owner, Ben Boyd who is an Alaska Mountain Man who lived from hunting and trapping, using only a sled dog team for transportation. In later life attended University of Alaska Fairbanks and received a BA Degree in Cultural Tourism and a MA Degree in Cultural Documentation. He is Producer of many Cultural Videos that can be seen on Boyd Communications Youtube Channel. He gives Native Culture Presentations and preforms a Native Hoop Dance for which at over age 70 is the Oldest Native Hoop Dancer in the World.

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Nice tours at the ranch

I've spent a few nights for this tour and had very good experience. Ben picked me up at the hotel and we went to a ranch about 25 minutes from the city. Before I arrived at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've spent a few nights for this tour and had very good experience. Ben picked me up at the hotel and we went to a ranch about 25 minutes from the city. Before I arrived at Fairbanks, I was concerned about the weather forecast because it said cloudy. However, when I arrived at the ranch, I noticed the sky was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben is one of the best tour guides around. He is really very pleasant and informative, and always on time. He'll drive you 25 miles away from the city to Chandalar Ranch. It is one of the best viewing locations for northern lights. The ranch has a great viewing area which has an open view of the sky. We took... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ben, you advised us on the evening that we were supposed to go out with you, that it wasn't the best evening and forecast to be cloudy. I appreciate you being so honest and not wasting our money. Thank you so much and if I'm back in Fairbanks in the winter again, I will be contacting you ! Thank you

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ben, the owner is in charge of booking and I think he's doing a decent job keeping things organized and gives it an effort to be responsive. Our guide for the hot springs tour, Emmett, is an American native growing up in an Athabascan village, where his family ran a dog kennel and his father being a legendary sled driver... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I first booked this tour, I was a little concerned that it was half the price of other similar tours. However, they didn't require a 48 hour advance reservation. Our guide, Emmett, an Athabaskan Alaska native, made the tour come alive. He was very knowledgeable and had many personal experiences that he related as he guided us through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were going to Anchorage in late November to spend Thanksgiving with family. We decided to fly to Fairbanks Friday - hope the Northern Lights would be visible and then fly to Anchorage on Saturday. The booking process was very easy and we were told to txt Ben Thursday to reconfirm. We did and we sent a txt on Friday... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We combined the Chena Hot spring tour and the Chandalar ranch aurora viewing tour the same day. Our guide for the hot springs tour Emmet was awesome. He shared his childhood stories growing up in an Athabascan village and gave us a good immersion experience into the Alaskan culture. Hot springs are awesome. We did not get a chance to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ben is an excellent guide with very good knowledge of Aurora. I also got to hear some of his interesting stories when he used to live in the mountains. After picking up a few more people from fairbanks, we left for Chandalar Ranch around 10:30 PM which is located 25 miles from the city. While we were on road, Ben... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I booked my tour a month to coming to Alaska. Even reconfirmed 2 days before my scheduled date. And even used Ben's city tour. Our tour guide was Emmet who did a fantastic job. Waiting later for the Aurora tour, Ben called me at 9:35pm and cancelled the tour, he said that the weather was bad, only to find out... More 

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BenBoydAlaska, Owner at Alaska Northern Lights Tour, responded to this review

To best explain this it is best to recap the events of the evening. The weather forecast for both Fairbanks and the area where we go for their roar was for cloudy skies all night. In these kind of cases I last checked the weather and the conditions calling out to the lodge where we go to or three hours... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The four of us senior citizens contacted Ben regarding a City Tour on the day of our departure from Fairbanks. He was happy to accommodate our schedule and sent us his associate and friend Fred as our driver and guide. We enjoyed a great experience with Fred. He provided safe and secure transportation, intelligent dialogue, and a local perspective on... More 

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