Discover the Gold & Sternwheeler Cruise/Tour


Combine both of Fairbanks' star attractions into a full day's sightseeing. See the city sights of Fairbanks, visit Gold Dredge No. 8 (gold-panning and lunch included) and cruise on an authentic sternwheeler riverboat on the Chena and Tanana Rivers aboard the Discovery II.

The 3 ½ hour cruise, rated the number one boat cruise in North America, will take you into the heart of Alaska and the heart of a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for four generations — the Binkleys.

You will see a bush pilot taking off from a "bush" style runway, witness the "wedding of the rivers," and gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture at an Athabascan Fish Camp. Alaskan Native guides who have worked and lived in Alaska will take you on a personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village.

Departure Times: 8:00 am, 9:00 am