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Alexander's River Adventure

Visit the wonders of the river!

Fish Strips DryingOffers a cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers with a Native born Athabascan Indian who has traveled the rivers for a lifetime.

Wes Alexander is a certified master river pilot, proud of his heritage and unbeaten record of 5 time winner of the Yukon 800 River Boat race. There are actually three different tours available now. The photo above is by Bret Luick.

All tours depart from Fairbanks at 9 a.m., June-September. Military discounts. For information and reservations, call or write Alexander's River Adventure, P.O. Box 62, Nenana, AK 99760. Phone 907-474-3924 or cellular 907-322-4247.

Cruises offered:

Tour #1, 4-hour guided tour, $99 w/snack

bulletWildlife habitat & beauty of the Interior
bulletFish Wheels
bulletMidnight Sun
bulletLife in a fish camp
bulletHalf century old salmon smokehouse
bulletauthentic log cabins (one still in use by trappers and dog mushers
bulletCampfire tea and smoked salmon

Tour #2, 8-hour guided tour, $125 w/lunch

bulletAll of the above, and also
bulletVisit a museum housed in an original 1922 railroad depot
bulletSee the famous Ice Classic watch tower and tripod (see Nenana page)
bulletView the second largest single span railroad bridge in the USA.
bulletFully guided with return trip by van via scenic Park Hwy.

Tour #3, Overnight tour, $225.

This is a guided over-night family fish camp adventure. "To really experience Athabascan hospitality and culture, plan on an overnight stay at our tranquil wilderness camp by the Tanana River. Settle in to the relaxing camp atmosphere while sitting by the crackling campfire, or take a guided nature hike in the evening. We offer comfortable camp accommodations and an authentic outdoor experience 'the way Alaskans do it'. Everything's included: tents, gear, fresh-wholesome meals and snacks (featuring Mary's sourdough pancakes and fresh salmon in season). All you need to bring is your appetite for adventure and of course, your camera."

 

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