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Address: 215 West Water St, at the Grafton Harbor Marina, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
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+1 618-786-1855

Fully Narrated Sightseeing Cruises On the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers....

Fully Narrated Sightseeing Cruises On the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Wednesday thru Sunday at 10am, 1pm & 3pm. Available for private cruises also.

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good outdoor summer activity

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... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Troy, Illinois
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Kingston, Tennessee
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 miles downstream on the Mississippi River. The views of the limestone bluffs along the river... More 

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Troy, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 with tables and chairs. My guess the boat traveled 10-15 mph, making a nice steady... More 

1 Thank what38
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
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 power for the boat so it is not fun if you want to tube behind... More 

Thank l g
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 very professional!!!

5 Thank fandk9
Maryville, Illinois
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Saint Charles, Missouri
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 needed to be an understanding of the check in process with the crew. He laughed... More 

13 Thank Gary M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2009

We had a great time on our tour with The Great Rivers Tour Boat Company. The Captain shared a lot of fascinating history about the river and the area and included a little something for everyone. The tour also included great music, beautiful views, and lots of wildlife. On board there is a small bar with refreshments (bring cash for... More 

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