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Riverboat Discovery Cruise


Approximately 5 - 5¼ hours

Daily Departures:

May 13 - September 24

8:15am, 12:30pm

Price from

Adult - $94.95

Child - $74.95

  • Easy Activity Level
  • Meal Provided

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. Then, you’ll 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 in depth about native Alaskan village life.

Special Note

Lunch is included in the Pavilion.

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.