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About River Lady
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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Judy423 wrote a review Aug 2019
East Brunswick, New Jersey33 contributions58 helpful votes
I took my mother and daughter on the historical lunch cruise. We had a wonderful time! The tour was interesting, the food and service aboard were excellent. I highly recommend this for a nice relaxing afternoon at the Jersey shore.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady
Responded Aug 31, 2019
Thanks for your kind words! We hope to see you again.
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Karen S wrote a review Aug 2019
Pine Beach, New Jersey126 contributions34 helpful votes
Our trip on a summer evening was very scenic and smooth. The NJ weather cooperated beautifully! All crew were pleasant and helpful. The Ship was in tip top shape. We opted for dinner. Entrees are very limited since there is not a kitchen on board. The salad was cold and tasty. This was not a gourmet dinner but it is tasty. The wine offered to purchase on board is horrible. Today many people are more educated about wine. There are numerous good wines between $10-20 a bottle. Perhaps the management should review their offerings and kick it up a notch!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady
Responded Aug 31, 2019
We're glad you enjoyed your cruise. I will pass along your input about the wine. Thanks!
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Engineerjb wrote a review Jul 2019
35 contributions7 helpful votes
From getting tickets to the cruise and dinner, all was veey good. Took the Captain's dinner cruise from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Service was great, dinner was good. A good time was had by all (2 of us). Note: Only problem I had was the noise of the hydraulic paddle wheels that drive the boat. My wife didn't have a problem with it but I have Menieres Disease and this wreaked havoc with my ears (I was pretty close to them).
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Barbara C, Guest Relations Manager at River Lady
Responded Jul 29, 2019
We're glad you enjoyed it - but sorry about your ears! Next time, it might be a good idea to be seated on the upper deck, where you probably wouldn't hear it at all. Thanks for taking the time to review us.
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eddee70 wrote a review Mar 2019
Beachwood, New Jersey13 contributions
Once a month a bunch of my Army buddies get together for Lunch, we try to move it around the state so everyone gets a chance to pick a place. It was my turn, so I wanted to do something special. We decided on an afternoon trip on the River Lady and then Lunch at Bakers Wharfside Restaurant. The River Lady was a GREAT trip, we enjoyed that very much, the staff was very nice, the trip was informative and relaxing. We learned we could have had lunch on the boat also, maybe next time.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady
Responded Mar 19, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you enjoyed your sightseeing cruise and would love to see you again for lunch or dinner! We appreciate your kind words.
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George G wrote a review Mar 2019
Brick, New Jersey10 contributions4 helpful votes
Great cruise,went with a group of 8,crew was very accommodating, cruise length was good, had light snacks but Luncheon cruise was available,fair price
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady
Responded Mar 12, 2019
Thank you for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed the cruise, and hope to see you again. We are celebrating our 30th anniversary this year!
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