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Address: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone Number: 651-227-1100
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Description: The Padelford Riverboats operate out of Harriet Island near Downtown St...
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.
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Crusin' the Mighty Mississippi

We took a late afternoon trip down the Mississippi River on the Betsey Northrup riverboat. It is a relaxing trip and we were fortunate to sit near a family that was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Turnersville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took a late afternoon trip down the Mississippi River on the Betsey Northrup riverboat. It is a relaxing trip and we were fortunate to sit near a family that was also vacationing in the Twin Cities area. You leave Padelford Landing and cruise about 5 miles upriver ending near Fort Snelling. Along the way you get to see the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took myself plus three family members for a Monday madness cruise. Those are half price and if you go in the evening, drinks are 2 for 1. Trip is an hour and a half. Narration was hard to make out, we sat at the very front so as not to have any views obstructed by other people and it was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Joined some out of town guests on this cruise, what a pleasant surprise. We did the 2 hr dinner cruise. Lovely July weather so it was perfect for an evening on the water. Even though you are in the middle of St. Paul, the river is below high banks and you leave the city behind. Eagles, birds, turtles and fishermen... More 

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dayton, oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The sightseeing cruise was 1 1/2 hrs, but you don't see many sights. It was a nice relaxing cruise, but don't go if you want to see any sights.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was a nice afternoon cruise on the Mississippi. Saw some bald eagles. Got a good history leason but this 1.5 hour cruise may have been better if we had gone down river instead of up river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My daughter is attending college in St. Paul. I found the information for the cruise on line while looking for some activities to do on a weekend visit. I was really looking forward to seeing all the fall colors. Unfortunately it seems I was a week too late, all the trees were bare. Even thought I missed out on all... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went on this tour in October. At first we had to sit inside because it was too cold out for me. But when the sun came out we went out on the deck which was much more enjoyable and easier to take pictures. Didn't see any eagles on this tour as many have noted. But it was an enjoyable... More 

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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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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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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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Address: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone Number: 651-227-1100
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul

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