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Padelford Packet Boat Co.- Boat Tours

Harriet Island, Saint Paul Park, MN
+1 651-227-1100
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Sit back and ENJOY

This boat tour is interesting and relaxing. If you sit near a speaker you can hear a lot of... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Forest City, Iowa
My Best Friends Wedding....

My hubby & I got to experience Padelford Riverboats yesterday (5/6/17) while riding on the Harriet... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Harriet Island, Saint Paul Park, MN
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This boat tour is interesting and relaxing. If you sit near a speaker you can hear a lot of history, If you're not interested in history and are only along for the ride sit back and enjoy. If you want to munch on popcorn (or...More

Thank JoAnn16
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

My hubby & I got to experience Padelford Riverboats yesterday (5/6/17) while riding on the Harriet Northrop for my friends wedding. The boat was wonderful. It was very clean & in nice condition. The crew was FANTASTIC! The food was delicious. The ride was gloriously...More

Thank KJ M
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice riverboat ride. The acoustics were good and the narration was interesting. Just an average riverboat ride.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Ahoy! The riverboats are wonderful! There are a few different boats, probably depends on the size of the passenger list which boat they take out for each trip. The Monday sight-seeing deal is quite fantastic! $8 is a great price! There are snacks on board...More

Thank Sadee S
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Our group of 21 family members enjoyed the lunch cruise. The meal was very good, musical entertainment enjoyed by all. Even mentioned the different groups that were enjoying the cruise that including our Mom & Dad's birthday. The ability to choose to either stay inside...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 21 October 2015

First time taking a river boat cruise on the Mississippi River. It was a beautiful fall cruise and very relaxing. Learned a lot about the Mississippi and some of Minnesota's history. The staff was very nice and helpful. Went on a Sunday afternoon. Tickets were,...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great time!! Staff was ready from the word GO! Music was great, food was great, beer was flowing and 2-for-1! They actually took us all the way through the lock and dam in Minneapolis, which was a bonus. Also, I didn't realize there would be...More

1  Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

What a fun afternoon! The 2:30 sight-seeing cruise was a fun, relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon. There was just the right balance of silence and narration. There was a full bar onboard with popcorn and hot dogs. The route along the river was...More

1  Thank DirtyMartiniGirl
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Enjoyable tour but it might be a bit better with live narration instead of a tape. Make sure and go on a Monday afternoon when tickets are half price.

Thank Sharkhunter2010
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I've been on several boat rides on the Mississippi River in several towns. This boat trip wasn't much different. The paddle-wheeler is a pretty boat. Plenty of seating, though if it were really busy, I think it would be uncomfortable. I snagged a seat right...More

Thank tymetraveler222
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Linda B
9 August 2016|
Response from Janet J | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a large parking lot.
Linda B
9 August 2016|
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Response from Sadee S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large free parking lot. Beware of road construction. I ran into 2 detours near there! Fortunately, I had planned on arriving very early, to get a good seat on the boat!!
Don M
20 April 2015|
Response from ChateauMpls |
It is a recorded narration. There is also a map available at the bar that points out historic points on the River with an explanation. The map is free.