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Sternwheeler Tanana Chief

1020 Hoselton Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-452-8687
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Champagneless brunch cruise

Five of us from Fairbanks were on the Champagne Cruise in late August. The food was awful--runny... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Fairbanks, Alaska
Great way to see another part of Fairbanks

Very nice staff. Go and visit the captain in the wheelhouse. Great brunch. Support a family... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Renee T
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25 Sep 2017
“Champagneless brunch cruise”
13 Aug 2017
“Great way to see another part of Fairbanks”
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1020 Hoselton Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-452-8687

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Five of us from Fairbanks were on the Champagne Cruise in late August. The food was awful--runny eggs and freezer-burned ham. The first thing that was served was coffee cake and one of us speculated that it was an appetite depressant so that we wouldn't...More

Thank Michelle60826
Reviewed 13 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 14 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 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 13 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 27 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 4 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
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Fantastic Food and Scenery. NIce intimate ride down the Chena River to the Tanana. The food was outstanding. The easily the best biscuits I have ever had in my life. The prime rib was delicious and the portion size was generous. Our cruise had a...More

Thank DeanJennifer G
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We purchased our tickets and made our way to this little stern wheeler had we seen it prior to buying the tickets we would not have. We got there an realized this little boat was in a lagoon. After checking in the Capt./Owner stated "Oh...More

6  Thank Robert V
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