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About BB Riverboats
Sightseeing cruises on the Ohio River.
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Michelle W wrote a review Sep 17
Columbus, Ohio1113 contributions118 helpful votes
What a fun trip. We decided to do this for our anniversary. We were the youngest couple on the boat, but it was still really fun. They pointed out tons of sites and the banjo playing host was great. I wasn’t a fan of boarding at 11 for a 12oclock sailing- but I figured it out - they board at 11 so people who bought the lunch cruise can eat before sailing. It was just a bit boring for everyone else. Bingo on the was back was super fun.
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Date of experience: September 2021
Rosemary N wrote a review Sep 8
Loveland, Ohio2 contributions
We were excited to share the riverboat fireworks cruise with family we had in from out of town. We purchased 7 tickets and at booking noted when prompted that we were also celebrating my son’s birthday. These 7 tickets after fees came to over $1300. Our group was seated at 2 tables and there was nothing done for the birthday as I had hoped, although I saw some tables had balloons on them. The dinner buffet was out when we boarded and the food was mediocre at best. Given the fact that we would be using a buffet during a time of Covid I hoped to see at minimum hand sanitizer at the buffet but there was none. It also did not appear that the staff used any special Covid precautions at any time. Dessert was gone quickly and I did not see them ever refresh it. A second snack buffet was out out at 8 that consisted of watery bbq sliders, cheese, chips and pretzels. The DJ did a good job of playing music throughout the cruise. The fireworks were awesome, of course, but it was difficult to find a good place on the boat to view them from. Many on board also smoked throughout the cruise as smoking was allowed everywhere except inside. This made for a long few hours outside for those bothered by cigarette smoke. Overall, just the fact that my family could be together for several hours and see the fireworks together saved the night but we definitely could have done that without paying $1300 for a lackluster cruise. Live and learn.
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Date of experience: September 2021
JT5011 wrote a review Sep 6
Cincinnati, Ohio20 contributions6 helpful votes
The fireworks cruise went okay. But some areas could be improved. The chairs on deck are small and weak. Scary for fat people and uncomfortable for every one. The package I purchased was “I thought “ for a reserved table for two with a cheese plate and ice cream sundae included. We did not get a table for two. It was a table for 8. Never got a drink. Never spoke with a server. There was no explanation how to get the things I paid for. We ate dinner and went outside because the seating was overcrowded Later in the trip I went to the gift shop to buy bottled water and the lady in there explained how to get the cheese appetizer and sundae, but no way I was going back inside so that was money wasted. Not enough staff to handle the amount of people stuffed in there like sardines. It was a great way to see the fireworks. If you ever book the trip just make sure you ask more questions about how things work, because no one is going to explain it once you get there.
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Date of experience: September 2021
Emily M wrote a review Sep 5
Indianapolis, Indiana244 contributions47 helpful votes
We enjoyed our river cruise. Only dislikes were the location of the smoking area, which required us to move our seats. There was lots of good information and fun music while we were on the water. Plenty of seating and ability to move around the boat. We’d definitely do it again!
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Date of experience: August 2021
vcg7441 wrote a review Sep 5
25 contributions3 helpful votes
We went on the July 4th weekend trip. The dinner buffet was good and the food was as expected for this type of event. The 10-12 mile river trip to Coney Island was nice. And the fireworks show was great. Loved the trip back after dark with all the fireworks displayed on shore.
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Date of experience: July 2021