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“Daily cruise with lunch at the Captains Inn in Forked River, NJ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River Lady

River Lady
1 Robbins Parkway, Toms River, NJ 08753
+1 732-349-8664
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Toms River
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: 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.
NJ
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“Daily cruise with lunch at the Captains Inn in Forked River, NJ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great day to see the shore line of beautiful homes in Toms River and Barneget Bay. The
Weather was perfect and our group of 50 seniors thought the narrated tour was great. NJ shore was devastated by super storm Sandy and it was wonderful to see what progress has been made-
A real tribute to the phrase.."We are stronger than a storm!"

Visited August 2013
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“Unmet Expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

As long time Jersey Shore residents, we're interested in local history and the River Lady's web site ad caught our attention: “Come sail with us for an elegant lunch as we cruise on the beautiful Toms River and Barnegat Bay. A narrated tour will be presented for your enjoyment.” Seven of us booked the 3 hour extended lunch cruise expecting a Toms River & Barnegat Bay history lesson along with a nice lunch. We had a nice lunch, but missed the history lesson and saw very little of Barnegat Bay. The noise level on the top deck drowned out the narrative; when we complained, we were told there was nothing that could be done. How about head sets?

For some reason, the River Lady never entered Barnegat Bay, but rather cruised around the Toms River; sort of like circling Newark Airport when there's a travel delay. We're still awaiting the history lesson and the tour of Barnegat Bay.

Visited August 2013
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My 80+ yr old parents visited from the Midwest and we took them on this lunch cruise Aug 16. The dock is easy to find from the Garden State Pkwy. We had the BEST weather with low humidity and bright sun. The food was excellent and the narrated history of Toms River and the Barnegat Bay was very interesting. There was plenty of time to walk around, sit up on the top deck, and enjoy the scenery. There was plenty of (metered) parking at the dock and picnic tables and benches to sit if you arrive early. I highly recommend this cruise. Afterwards we took a quick drive across the bridge to Seaside Heights for a walk along the boardwalk. It was a lovely day!

Visited August 2013
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“River lady- had a birthday party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Very ride across the river& back,take the latest trip you can before it gets dark.food is average,help is very nice,you can walk anywhere on the boat lots to see.

Visited September 2012
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Wonderful...Relaxing as well as educational. Staff was awesome and the food was great! Totally recommended for all ages.

Visited July 2013
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