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Bill's Tours and Charters

Fairbanks, AK, USA
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VickinEric wrote a review 14 Apr
32 contributions2 helpful votes
Daniel, who is the owner of Bill's Tours and Charters, is simply the best, He is a firefighter so we felt extra safe driving around on icy roads. He had a wealth of knowledge and his van was 5*; clean, comfortable, it had USB ports to charge your phone or tablet, and an onboard WiFi if you can't stand to be unconnected. We chartered Daniel to take us to the Yukon River. We stood and played on the frozen Yukon. Along the way, we saw the beautiful Alaskan Dalton Hwy, a bull moose, the Alaskan Pipeline, and other notable sites like the Sawtooth Mountains. He showed us and told us about stuff we didn't know we wanted to know! I am only sorry that we didn't know about this charter sooner because you cannot beat the service and his prices were extremely reasonable. We paid more to just get a crappy shuttle to take us to Chena Hot Springs.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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108Divya wrote a review Mar 2021
Mumbai, India71 contributions3 helpful votes
Mr Bill is a very friendly and caring local from Fairbanks. He is a thorough gentleman. He was our go-to person for any kind of requirement during our trip in March 2021. He takes all COVID-19 precautions. He provides car/bus/shuttle services all across Fairbanks and the near by tourist points. He also provides private tours, does not matter if you are just 2 people or even solo. He has decades of experience of Aurora sighting/viewing and of the locations where good northern lights would be visible. He has all the tools to find out where the cloud cover will be 0% and he drove us to that location. Be it the Northern lights viewing, the Arctic circle tour, Murphy dome, Cleary Summit, Chena Hot Springs, North Pole, Dog Mushing, Snow mobiling or shopping... he takes tourists everywhere at a very reasonable price compared to the other shuttle operators in Alaska. Above all this, the best part is he is very kind, thoughtful and caring. He literally treated me and my husband as his own children and guided us on everything from road conditions (Anchorage to Fairbanks which we had to drive because of missing on our connecting flight), accommodations, coffee shops, souvenir shops, Indian restaurants, weather, cloud cover, KP Index, wildlife spotting, aurora viewing location... and the list goes on. He is very punctual, keeps his words and is very professional and polite spoken. He always answers the phone and gives prompt replies to SMSes. As he has been in Fairbanks since decades now, literally every local knows him and has only good things to say about him. We were pleasantly surprised when he gifted us "Aurora Borealis Certificates" with our names and dates beautifully written on them. He took us for Aurora viewing and for dog musing in his very comfortable and well heated car. He took us to "Just short of Magic" for the dog mushing experience, where he patiently waited till we did the mushing and played with the dogs and then drove us back to hotel. He also took us to good Indian restaurants and patiently waited till we collected our lunch. He had his mouth and nose covered with mask all the time and also had hand sanitizer and wipes available in his car for us. He also took both of us for a private aurora viewing tour to an excellent location in his well heated car after checking the weather and the cloud cover and drove us back to hotel at 3 am after we saw the dancing northern lights :) He patiently waits till you are completely satisfied. I have travelled around the world but have never met someone so genuine, so honest and so kind & caring that at a point I started feeling that he is not doing a business with us rather he is just trying to make our experience beautiful and memorable. I would highly recommend that you call Mr Bill on his number +1 907-460-5734 . We went during the peak Aurora season and hence all the Aurora viewing tours were sold out. Mr Bill adjusted his schedule so that he can take us for Aurora viewing in his car. Please do contact him for any tourism related service in and around Fairbanks. Thanks a lot Mr Bill for adjusting your schedule as per our requirements, for taking care of us as your own children and for making our Alaska trip super memorable.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Brenda H wrote a review Mar 2020
107 contributions26 helpful votes
Bill is a great guy! Provided us friendly service to Just Short of Magic Dog Mushing, waited for us, and drove us to our hotel. Highly recommend for any transportation needs in Fairbanks! Call him!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Josephine wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions6 helpful votes
Ryland was our tour guide and he was very friendly and accommodating! He made the 10 hour+ ride to the Arctic Circle very enjoyable and he had a vast amount of information as well as experience that he was really open with sharing to us. He knew of all the nicest stops that could give us the best view of Alaska's snowy wonderland and he even helped us take many photos. We are really happy to have had him as our tour guide!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kim Bro wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle, Washington7 contributions1 helpful vote
Traveling to Fairbanks in late November, my family and I preferred to avoid possible difficult road condition and forwent getting a rental car. We stayed at two different places a good distance north of the city and we’re so happy to discover Bill’s Tours & Charters. Our groups of five and luggage fit wonderfully in their snow equipped vehicle and we felt very safe being transported by experienced Alaska drivers. Our drivers David and Ryland were wonderful. Always arriving earlier than scheduled and great with communication about pick up and arrival. An extra bonus Was what warm people they are - full of stories and interesting information about history, life in this part of Alaska and wildlife. Bill was great to work with as coordinator and accommodated multiple reservations and changes. They are wonderful and offer very competitive rates. I highly recommend riding with them when in Fairbanks!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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