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Great Rivers Tour Boat Company

215 W Water St, at the Grafton Harbor Marina, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
+1 618-786-1855
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First Hakuna Matata cruise

Last week I booked a reservation on the Hakuna Matata in Grafton. I am 65 & was able to get a... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Alton, Illinois
via mobile
Nice cruise

We wanted to be on the water, this was a great way to suffice that for a little time. An hour... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Springfield, Illinois
via mobile
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Fully Narrated Sightseeing Cruises On the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Wednesday thru Sunday at 10am, 1pm & 3pm. Available for private cruises also.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“open air” (2 reviews)
“hakuna matata” (4 reviews)
“lower deck” (2 reviews)
215 W Water St, at the Grafton Harbor Marina, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Last week I booked a reservation on the Hakuna Matata in Grafton. I am 65 & was able to get a senior discount. We boarded on time but if you are at head of line you are more likely to get a seat on open...More

Thank clb5169
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We wanted to be on the water, this was a great way to suffice that for a little time. An hour cruise was a little short but the boat ride was very nice. Love the ladies that work on the boat, they were all very...More

Thank nursesrock43
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It was really too hot to be out on the river in a tour boat with no AC. But we managed with a drink from the bar and ice water. The narrative is a bit hokey but kids seemed to love it. Some interesting stories...More

Thank 52,761
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Hakuna Matata is a 49 passenger tour boat with an air conditioned enclosed lower deck and open air upper deck. A bar/refreshments are on the lower deck along with restrooms. Our sunset cruise trip took us on a round trip that went about 5...More

1  Thank Canonman43
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The tour lasted about an hour. It went down stream and then upstream back to the marina. Very nice view of the IL bluffs,both adult and child drinks available on board. The boat has an air conditioned lower deck and an open air top deck...More

1  Thank what38
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Great time on the Hakuna Matata. Staff was super friendly and the views were spectacular. Wonderful Sunday afternoon excursion!

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 6 September 2015

There was rain the morning we arrived. No one came out and wiped down the boat. I had to do this. This boat was very dirty, boat carpet was dirty. It is apparent they never clean the boat that are rented. The engine was under...More

Thank l g
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

I have visited Grafton a couple times and I've come to the conclusion that there is not one nice shop or restaurant where the workers are actually nice. Stay away from Grafton if you want to be treated kindly! Starting a fight on Facebook? Not...More

5  Thank fandk9
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Took the Hakuna Matata out of Grafton Harbor on Sunday afternoon. It was a wonderful experience. A full hour out on the river enjoying a view you don't always get unless you are on the water. A must when in Grafton!

1  Thank savedbyhim2
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had purchased tickets for the tour; we tried to check in, we were sent back and forth from office to the boat four times. Other people were complaining about the same thing. I mentioned to the man in charge of loading passengers that there...More

14  Thank Gary M
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Rhonda L
7 September 2016|
Response from what38 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent the boat with pilot and crew. I don't know about the other details. I would suggest calling well in advance. Every last person that I dealt with was kind and decent.