1. The River Boat Discovery in Fairbanks, Alaska

The River Boat Discovery in Fairbanks, Alaska

Dates of Operation For the 2014 Season: May 13th through September 22nd. We provide daily tours: 9:00am and 2:00pm. Early and late season schedules may vary, so please inquire to see if the tour you are interested in is available. Rates - Adult Rates: $59.95 - Child Rates (3-12): $39.95 - Infants under 3: Complimentary Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations. You will see a bush floatplane takeoff alongside the boat, visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher and see her champion sled dogs in action. Be immersed into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture when our Alaskan Native Guides take you on a personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village. The Binkley family invites you to experience a slice of Alaskan life! Susan Butcher Kennels Visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher as we pass Trailbreaker Kennels along the Chena River. Learn first hand about kennel life and the challenges that go into making a champion dogsled team. Dave Monson, Susan’s husband, or a senior handler at Trailbreaker Kennels share stories of life on the trails as puppies play in anticipation of joining the team. Keep your cameras ready; you will not want to miss the dog mushing demonstration! Steamboat Landing Trading posts in the early days of Western contact were popular with people in Alaskan Villages, and that tradition continues with the Discovery Trading Post (on-board Discovery III) and Steamboat Landing (onshore). Both stores offer gifts and products that are unique to Alaska and the Native culture. To this day, we strive to follow Captain Jim’s commitment to give visitors “the best value at the best price” by offering Fairbanks’ largest selection of Alaskan souvenirs and gifts. Alaska @ 40 Below Experience Winter in Alaska can be really cold and chill you to the bone. Winter in Fairbanks, where it often drops to 40 degrees below zero or more, can be downright brutal. With “Alaska at 40 Below”, you’ll step into our specially designed subzero chamber where we keep it a brisk, you guessed it, 40 degrees below zero. That’s a mid-winter day in the upper Alaskan interior. It’s a truly unique experience and visiting Alaska wouldn’t be complete until you’ve tasted 40 below. That is, if your taste buds could function in that cold. Can you take the challenge? Discovery Dining Hall If you are hungry, join us for a hearty meal at Steamboat Landing at the Riverboat Discovery. Enjoy lunch and a special presentation from Iditarod champion Lance Mackey. Lunch is $11.95 per adult and $4.95 per child (not included in the Riverboat Discovery ticket price) and is all you can eat hearty miner’s stew (gluten-free beef stew with vegetables), cheddar ale soup (vegetarian), Italian style pasta salad, sourdough rolls and a brownie. We can accommodate every dietary need. Iced tea and coffee are complimentary; beer, wine and soda are available for purchase. Your meal is all you can eat and will be served family style; each component of the meal will be brought to your table and guests may serve themselves. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is optional.
You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
Capacity
900 guests
Tours, Lessons, and Diving
Cruising
CB

Owner:Captain Jim

Come to Fairbanks and cruise the great rivers of Alaska! Your three-hour cruise will take you into the heart of Alaska and introduce you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations. You will see a bush floatplane takeoff alongside the boat, visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher and see her champion sled dogs in action. Be immersed into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture when our Alaskan Native Guides take you on a personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village. The Binkley family invites you to experience a slice of Alaskan life!

Features & Details

Length
100ft

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 5 days prior.

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