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Address: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone Number: 651-227-1100
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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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Relaxing but Lacking

We did the sightseeing tour. The Monday Madness ticket was only $8 each, this made it definitely worth the value and elevated it from a 3 to a 4 rating. We were under the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andy B
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Yankton, South Dakota
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Amherst, NY
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I took the Sunset Cruise at $49 each. The ride was very smooth and enjoyable. There was a large, raucous party on board but I can't fault the operators. There were 3 people working the bar area, 1 had to be brand new. Alcohol was $6.50 a drink. We took our drinks outside along with a sheet... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the sightseeing tour. The Monday Madness ticket was only $8 each, this made it definitely worth the value and elevated it from a 3 to a 4 rating. We were under the impression that the cruise would pass by some of the downtown area but it heads straight up the river. As we were driving out we saw... More 

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Thank Andy B
Staines, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a relaxing 2 hours on the afternoon cruise as part of a road trip around the Mid-West States. Pleasant company and a bar on board were a bonus. Views only average but it's always a nice experience to take a couple of hours and chill out. Having cruised on the Mississippi in New Orleans and... More 

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Thank Geoffers1817
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have taken the Paddleford Sightseeing Cruise,,which lasts about 90 minutes,several times already this summer, and enjoyed it each time. I bought a season pass for four, and have used it to,spend time with family and friends. We have learned where the eagles nest is located and have seen eagles, osprey and egrets each time we go. We have found... More 

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Thank DSREISI
Kansas
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had perfect weather! The tour was nice and not overly narrated. Passengers were allowed to enjoy it he ride and views. It was quite affordable as well.

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Thank Angie F
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We we able to get tickets on the Thursday evening Margarita and Taco cruise. Purchased tickets on line. Arrived early, boarded early, it was a wonderful weather evening so chose to sit upstairs under the awning in utilitarian but comfortable plastic chairs, there are also chairs around tables plus inside seating downstairs. Jimmy Buffet music at pleasant level played through... More 

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Thank Dave M
Minneapolis, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I've enjoyed a few cruises already this month & looking forward to more this summer. Yes, it's not fancy or luxurious. The sights are about the same the entire trip: beautiful green shoreline along the Mississippi River in Minnesota, ahhhh, enjoy. Drink it in for 90 mins. Or the 2 hour trip. Just relax, look close for the eagles, they... More 

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Took a noon cruise on a Sunday. Weather was spectacular. Boat had two levels. We were a little disappointed there wasn't more outdoor seating or viewing areas. Windows did open for good viewing though. There was a recorded narration that played occasionally during the 90 minute trip up the river and back. It was a little hard to hear because... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I took my Mom here for a day-before-Mother's-Day treat and we had a great time!! We saw 4 or 5 bad eagle nests and 4 eagles soaring over the boat at close range. It was such a beautiful spring cruise and we absolutely loved it. It was worth every penny--and not expensive, at that! It was so interesting to see... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

This is something that works really well for all age groups. I remember going on a field trip to Padelford as a young child and being interested in the unfamiliar environment of a riverboat, but still comfortable thanks to a good humored/friendly staff. As an adult I love bringing friends out on the boats for beautiful nature in the heart... More 

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