Discover the Gold and Sternwheeler Cruise

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What To Expect

Combine a city tour of Fairbanks, a visit to Gold Dredge No. 8 and an authentic sternwheeler riverboat cruise on the Chena and Tanana rivers.


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Westmark Hotel
8 hours
daily at 9:45 AM
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A historical tour of Fairbanks traces the development of the North Country from the early days of the gold rush to the discovery of "Black Gold." Get a glimpse of the famed TransAlaska Pipeline, historic neighborhoods and learn about the effects of permafrost on the local population.

Afterwards, enjoy a treat - one of Alaska's premier gold mining attractions, Gold Dredge No. 8. Your visit includes and entertaining presentation with actual footage of the Dredge in operation, gold mining displays and exhibits at the Bunk House, Bath House, and Supply Center. A tour inside the Dredge reveals how the machine scooped up and separated gold from gravel. Your tour continues with the opportunity to pan for gold. Enjoy an all-you-can eat miner's lunch at the Dredge, a tasty introduction to Alaska's mining history that takes you from 1905 to the present day.

Your tour continues with 4-1/2 hour cruise aboard the sternwheeler Discovery. Experience the thrill of cruising the historic Chena and Tanana Rivers on a classic riverboat evocative of those turn-of-the-century vessels that plied Alaska waterways. Take in the sights and sounds of the river and then disembark at the Chena Indian Village where a Native guide will take you ashore for an informative tour.


  • Fairbanks city tour

  • Gold Dredge No. 8 visit

  • Sternwheeler cruise

  • Miner's lunch


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

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  • The following information is required upon booking:

  • Full name of each participant

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 30 days prior to departure - 100% cancellation fee

  • 31 to 45 days prior to departure - 75% cancellation fee

  • 46 to 60 days prior to departure - 50% cancellation fee

A minimum cancellation fee per person after 60 days applies. Additional cancellation fees may be imposed.

Cancellation Policy

  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 75% Cancellation Fee (25% reimbursement): between 31 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 30 days or less prior to date of activity.

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