Chena River Canoe Adventure From Fairbanks

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    North Pole or Fairbanks hotels


See all kinds of Alaskan wildlife up close during an easy, guided canoe ride along the Chena River on this full-day tour from Fairbanks. Admire the unspoiled nature that surrounds you and stop along the sandbanks to relax and capture photos of foxes, moose and bald eagles. On one of these breaks, enjoy a tasty meal. Led by a passionate guide, this canoe trip is perfect for beginners and families who want a safe but exciting outdoor adventure.

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Start the day early with transport from your Fairbanks or North Pole hotel to the nearby Chena Lake Recreation Area, where youll begin your small-group or private canoeing adventure. After a detailed safety briefing, put on your life jacket and set off in your canoe along the gorgeous Chena River, lined with tall stands of spruce and birch trees. Since this section of the river is quite calm, its perfect for beginners and families with children.

As you paddle, your enthusiastic guide will point out wildlife along the banks of the river. Catch sight of kingfishers, hawks and bald eagles flying above the marshes. See foxes, beavers, moose and maybe even black or grizzly bears!

The pace is leisurely, and you will stop at sandbanks along the way to warm up at a campfire, replenish with snacks and coffee, and take your fill of photos. On one of these breaks, enjoy a hearty lunch depending on conditions, it may even be cooked right on the sandbank!

Your fun, refreshing day of canoeing ends at Nordale Bridge. Relax and reminisce about your journey into the wild as youre driven back to your hotel.


  • Local guide
  • Use of canoe
  • Use of life jacket
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Adult pricing applies to all travelers