Alaska has more than 12,000 rivers. The state's earliest communities clustered along these life-giving waterways, which still serve as vital transport corridors between rural communities. Today, a river cruise on a historic stern-wheel paddleboat or fast jet boat is a great way to get deep into the wilderness in a short time.
On an Alaska river cruise, you can look for wildlife, take in the amazing scenery, learn about history and Alaska Native culture, access remote locations for a short hike, or even stop to go fishing. Some river trips take you through scenic canyons through wild rapids and others venture back to tidewater glaciers, bringing you up close to icebergs and towering ice walls. Alaska river cruises range from three hours to a full day, and the boats are typically equipped with heated indoor viewing areas where you can take shelter from the elements.
Explore Alaska river cruises below.
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