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“River Ride Refreshes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Padelford Packet Boat Co.- Boat Tours

Padelford Packet Boat Co.- Boat Tours
Harriet Island, Saint Paul Park, MN
651-227-1100
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“River Ride Refreshes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

On the Anson Northrup on a gray, misty day, we left our landing at Harriet Island for a stretch of the Mississippi toward Ft. Snelling. The recorded narrative provides just enough info, but it is the information from the bald eagle, the cormorants, the snags in the water and the current that I appreciated. Fun to see rowing crews on the rive, too. The one aspect that could and should be improved is the snack menu.

Visited May 2013
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Bowling Green, KY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Spiders Everywhere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We bought the July 4 fireworks cruise. Would have been fine except for all of the LARGE black spiders that were all over the ropes, railings and upper decks. Come on people, there is no reason that you have to have an infestation to this degree. It ruined our enjoyment, having to keep your hands and feet away from all the spiders.

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We took the Saturday 'Lunch and Lock' cruise. It was a very enjoyable cruise along a senic stretch of the River. Recorded narration (which we clear and understandable) of historic points along the way. Food was plentiful and good. Plan to do it again. Much MUCH better than the alternative Mississippi river cruise company.

Visited September 2012
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Benton City, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice trip great margaritas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We decided to do a Mississippi river cruise and it happen to be the night that we we did it was two for one margaritas. The drinks were really good and they also offered a complementary taco bar. I figured that this would be some historical type of cruise but it was just a nice relaxing cruise. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The price was decent for what I thought, it ended up being $48 for the two of us plus $5 for two margaritas. If we are ever back in the St. Paul area we will defiantly do it again.

Visited June 2012
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