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Address: 1 Robbins Parkway, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone Number: +1 732-349-8664
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Description: The River Lady is a 150 passenger, authentic reproduction of a paddle...
The River Lady is a 150 passenger, authentic reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat which splendidly captures the ambiance of a 19th century Mississippi paddleboat. She is the only stern-wheeler in the state of New Jersey. We offer sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises, while sailing down the Toms River into the Barnegat Bay. Please see our website for details.
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Want something different for dinner?

It's not the food, it's the experience, the ambiance. Having a good meal while you cruise the waters of the inlet. It's something for a romantic evening or fun with your friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Montel38
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's not the food, it's the experience, the ambiance. Having a good meal while you cruise the waters of the inlet. It's something for a romantic evening or fun with your friends.

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Took two very special out-of-towners for lunch cruise and we were so impressed with everything. Besides having beautiful weather (July), the food/drinks and service went way beyond what we had anticipated. The tour was fun and I learned a lot about the area. Can't wait to go again, maybe a dinner cruise as well. The overall experience made this is... More 

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Winchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The River Lady is well run although menu is limited in choices the food is of good quality. The evening dinner cruise is very pleasant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was my family's first trip to NJ. What a wonderful way to spend an evening relaxing while taking in the beautiful river views and enjoying a scrumptious meal. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. I would definitely recommend the River Lady cruises to anyone who will be visiting the area.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went this past week, on a Tuesday for the lunch historical cruise. The food is from a local restaurant that is HIGHLY rated. So those that complain about the food, obviously it is cooked a bit before at the restaurant before the ship sails, but it was still fantastic! The boat is clean, and attractive. The historic facts were interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

From start to finish: couldn't have asked for more-------The price was right---------The food was GOOD and enough of it---------The Help friendly and helpful---- a 2 and 1/2 hour slow enjoyable cruise----hot as hell, yet on the upper deck there was a satisfying breeze----read the reviews before we went and was apprehensive about a few things----not to worry---if you have the... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was a first for me. I did not know anything about the 'River Lady' until I found their web site on line. I booked a dinner cruise as a way of celebrating my Dad's birthday which I wanted to make special. When in doubt, ask questions as I did when booking this dinner cruise. Captain Lance was very polite... More 

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice ride- Very good narration- Pleasant staff- very pretty ride- food was just ok - kinda tasteless. But the ride was so nice who cares. Bring plenty of quarters for Parking (I recommend 8- old fashioned meter parking

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

we had a wonderful ride and dinner on the river lady food was good and the capt did let you know where you where

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Toms River
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The boat is tightly packed to fit in as many guests as possible. It took OVER an hour to get a drink delivered to our table. The drink list had some awesome frozen choices.....but pick just one because time won't allow for two!! The food was average at best. It was a nice scenic tour of the Toms River but... More 

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