Best of Alaska in Fairbanks

Cruise Experts Travel’s Best of Alaska cruisetour starts in Fairbanks. The exploring starts pretty much right away. After a night’s rest at the hotel, get ready the next morning for an activity-filled day.


The Midnight Sun in Fairbanks. Photo credit: Aaron Saunders,

What exactly will you be doing in Fairbanks?

Riverboat Discovery Cruise: 3 hours
After an included breakfast this morning, hop aboard an authentic 1800s sternwheeler riverboat to sail the calm waters of the Chena River.

Chena River

Cruising the Chena River on an 1800s Sternwheeler. Photo credit: Aaron Saunders,

The cruise takes to you to meet a family who has relied on the river for five generations. Make sure you have your camera out and ready to capture a bush floatplane take off alongside the boat.

floatplane Chena River

Photo credit: Aaron Saunders,

You’ll also visit the home the late four-time Iditarod champion, Susan Butcher, and her kennels where you’ll see her dogs in action.

Best of Alaska cruisetour

Photo credit: Aaron Saunders,

Then it’s off to a recreated Athabascan Indian Village to learn about the culture on a personalized tour.

Athabascan Village in Fairbanks

Photo credit: Aaron Saunders,

The afternoon is yours to explore (or rest) on your own.

Alaska Salmon Bake in Pioneer Park: 2 hours
In the evening, you’ll head to Pioneer Park to enjoy an included salmon bake dinner, cooked on an open wood grill. A must-try is the beer battered Bering Sea cod and if you prefer or if that’s not enough, there will also be slow roasted prime rib.

Alaska Salmon Bake

For the itinerary, cruisetour dates and prices, click here.

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Vanny is Cruise Experts Travel’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a passionate world traveler and has been given an exciting opportunity to share experiences, tips and advice on everything cruising and travel in Alaska.
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