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Sternwheeeler Tanana Chief

1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4624
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“stew” (2 reviews)
“dinner cruise” (6 reviews)
“the river” (15 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4624
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Great views and commentary on the paddlewheeler, beautiful scenery, and many great stories about the area. Food at the end of the tour bland stew, some sides. Not worth a separate price. Huge gift shop. The boat ride was great, but you can skip the...More

Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed May 16, 2017

The Tanana Chief Dinner Cruise is a good way to see the river while enjoying a peaceful dinner cruise! The service and food are excellent and we've taken this little trip 3 times.

Thank Kay E
Reviewed March 15, 2017

I enjoy the wonderful afternoon on the river and food was great. The sun was shinning and it was a wonderful day trip.

Thank terrialso
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I was debating between Riverboat Discovery or River Dinner Criuse after the security guard told me about the dinner cruise. I was so glad that I picked the dinner criuse. The prime rib was excellent and so were everything else. After we finished the main...More

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed August 2, 2016

My wife and I went on the dinner trip a couple of weeks ago and the food was not as advertised and the people serving the food couldn't care less about the customers. They advertise a prime rib and king salmon dinner and we got...More

Thank disgruntledguest367
Reviewed January 6, 2016

We are not big water people, but did really enjoy this stern wheeler ride on July 4th. Wonderful stop to see sled dog demonstration and the old village available to walk through was very interesting. All ages would enjoy this activity.

Thank JodyFuller
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Lame & canned tour. My family was bored. We would have walked out but were hostage once the boat left. This was a very predictable experience which may be great I suppose if you have no actual contact with real humans. The tour guide read...More

Thank Cmolywa
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Part of their past culture, you'll want to check out the various Sternwheel boats in the area, You can also learn about the meaning of Tanana.

Thank ginger2003_98
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great information from the tour guide. Wonderful to see the dog sled kennels and see the dogs as well as the information given buy the first nations community about the early ways of life

Thank Lornaf75
Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We were married. Aboard this wonderful stern wheeler some years back.We always make it a point to ride it every time we are in Fairbanks. Food is good and staff very pleasant. You will never forget this wonderful trip down the Chena River! !

Thank Elizabeth O
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  • Address: 1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4624
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
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