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River Lady

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The River Lady is the only true stern-wheeler in the state of NJ. She is an elegant award-winning icon of the Jersey shore and sails rain or shine, Tuesday through Saturday from May to September, and on a more limited schedule into October. Mondays are available for private cruises, for larger groups. The lunch cruise features a historical commentary by the captain, while you enjoy your meal. During the dinner cruise, we witness some spectacular sunsets, and Saturday night we offer a dinner/dance cruise. Passengers have their choice of the main deck which is climate-controlled, or the upper deck which is covered, but open to the fresh air, and beautiful scenery along the Toms River and Barnegat
PRICE RANGE
$35 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cruise was nice. It is just the right amount of time. Our servers were great !! Attentive and on top of everything. The food was ok. We were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday at our table . I was disappointed that the captain...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Roving228291
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great cruise. Courteous crew, better than expected food, informative commentary of interesting points alone the river. Went on a beautiful day, so lots of crafts to see on the river. Would definitely do again.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 95bennettw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time aboard, and we will be back again. Capt. Lance and his crew were awesome. The sevice from the crew was very good. Kind, courteous and professional. Our meals and drinks were well prepared. Our table, on the main level was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank earthwood
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There's nothing like being on the water! We're so glad you enjoy coming on the River Lady, and look forward to seeing you again! Thanks for the 5 stars! Bon Voyage!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a delightful and unexpected pleasure to take the sightseeing cruise on the Toms River. Not only was it relaxing, it was informative for those history buffs. A thoroughly inexpensive way to spend a few pleasurable hours on a timeless boat with a great...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank maryjudya
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant experience and great service. Very clean, including rest rooms that were impecable. Only fault I ordererd chicken parm and it had too much red sauce on trop and the meat was overcooked and tough. Everything else and the 2 hour ride were great.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ichourrot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the beginning to the end it was memorable. We started off being docked due to a storm; however the crew made the best of it by serving us our delicious dinner. As soon as the storm passed, the Captain took the boat out. I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kodasmum007
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We are glad you enjoyed your cruise, despite the weather, and are looking forward to seeing you all again for sightseeing cruise. We appreciate our loyal customers and always strive to do our best, to give you a memorable...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful afternoon lunch cruise on the Toms River. Shared or table with wonderful sweet people who enjoy going on the cruise once a month. The history lesson about the area was very interesting. I had no idea that being on a paddle...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LauraLGrady
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You are certainly welcome. We are glad you, and your guest, enjoyed your time aboard the River Lady and hope you are able to come back again. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Have a great summer!

Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Came with a few friends and we just got a bu ch of appetizers. It was really nice and relaxing in there.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DaiseyDana
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

If you just had appetizers, it was either not our boat, or a private cruise. All of our public lunch and dinner cruises have full sit down meals. We are docked in Toms River, NJ.

Reviewed March 19, 2019

Surprise family birthday party for wife's 60th with 24 guests various ages. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and many commented on what fun it was. Food was very good, service was exceptional. Waitresses were extremely nice and helpful throughout the night.. DJ and music was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stainSr
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you and your guests had a great time celebrating your wife's birthday. We would enjoy having you again as we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year!

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

What a great experience! Learning about the area, great food and a cozy corner table for two (in our case).

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lifesavr31
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thanks - we're so happy you enjoyed your cruise! Come again!

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katerachel15
April 1, 2019|
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Response from Barbara C | Property representative |
We are closed on Sunday, but we have a lunch cruise the day before, as well as a dinner/dance the night before. People often book these cruises instead.
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1226tam
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Barbara C | Property representative |
No. Our season runs from May to October.
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1226tam
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Barbara C | Property representative |
No, we are closed for the winter. We reopen the end of May.
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