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Padleford Riverboats

Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
651-227-1100
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Ranked #6 of 12 activities in Saint Paul
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: The Padelford Riverboats operate out of Harriet Island near Downtown St. Paul, MN. Daily Sightseeing Cruises at Noon & 2pm. Lunch and Dinner cruises... more » Owner description: The Padelford Riverboats operate out of Harriet Island near Downtown St. Paul, MN. Daily Sightseeing Cruises at Noon & 2pm. Lunch and Dinner cruises available as well. Buy Tickets Online & Save. « less
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed a Lunch and Lock Cruise last weekend to celebrate our 8th anniversary. The crew was lovely, the food was better than expected, and the boat was old but well loved. The whole experience would have been perfect if it weren't for Padleford's smoking policy. They allow smoking in all outdoor areas of the boat! We could not believe... More

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Minnesota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
55 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

During a stay in St. Paul, MN, we decided to do the Padleford sightseeing cruise of the Mississippi. What a great experience! The cruise is about and hour and a half long. There was more then ample room on the boat. We chose to stand at one of the outside railings and enjoyed the beauty of the mighty Mississippi. We... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The boat (ours was basically a barge pushed by a tug) leaves Harriet Island, rolls down to Fort Snelling, and then returns. The weather is the big key to this attraction.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I went for the early evening trip and the weather was lovely. The tour down the river was peaceful and calm. The boat was not too busy and the staff were extremely helpful. The food was good and a very enjoyable evening.

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Mongolia
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111 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I would suggest arriving early as seating is a mad house. We were relatively early, but by the time we got inside the boat, every seat with a view was either taken or saved. We ended up sitting on the deck. It was colder than we had prepared for, so if you go in the fall I would suggest bringing... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was a very relaxing 2 hour cruise down the Mississippi and my first trip on this boat. We loved the scenery and the narration, learning about this stretch of the river. Unfortunately, this was a cold, drizzly October day so the upper deck was chilly. The lower deck was packed with people and it appeared that few were interested... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A relaxed cruise up the Mississippi for one and a half hours round-trip gives a sense of stepping back in time. Cool breezes make even the hottest day enjoyable.

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Bolivar, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

The price wad good, so was the ride and view. But the tour was recorded and it could have been more: no talk about the river, life around it (new or old buildings) wildlife, current items involving river, could have gone some towards city with more talk abought it and the parks.

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We took the afternoon cruise this weekend-and it was ok...the cold weather aside, the cruise left the dock late and the narrative (sound system) was intermittent. There wasn't much direction given after I picked up the tickets; when/ how to board and where to sit, amenities available, etc. I don't think I would pay full price for tickets even if... More

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Manila, Philippines
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8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We took the new Margaritas on The Mississippi cruise they offer this summer on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 2 margaritas (we had a choice of lemon or strawberry) and the taco bar came with our trip, as well as complimentary nachos and salsa to munch on while waiting for the taco bar to open (when the cruise starts). It was a... More

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