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“Great for the price!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Croix Boat and Packet - CLOSED

St. Croix Boat and Packet
Menomonie, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“Great for the price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We reserved tickets for the two hour Sunday Brunch cruise for a family outing with our son, my siblings and mother. The food was hot and very good. Our table was on the second tier near the window so my mother could enjoy the view even on a rainy day (she is elderly and didn't want to attempt to go up to the top outdoor deck with a cane once the rain stopped). She managed to board and get around okay with a cane. I'm not sure if there is an elevator for people who can't do the stairs. There was a very nice lounge on the first deck as you board the boat. Parking is limited. We got there 30 minutes before boarding time so there were lots of spaces but it filled up fast. All in all, we felt it was a good value for $20.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Golden Valley, Minnesota
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Rolling, Rolling, Rolling On the River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had house guests in from Pensacola, FL and wanted to give them a tour of boating in Minnesota, so we purchased tickets to the Friday Night Dinner Cruise with Prime Rib & Walleye Pike. It helped that we had a gorgeous July day for the trip, but the food, drinks and service were top-notch, too.

Our party of four asked for a tour of the captain's bridge and while we were on the tour, we noticed that the boat was built in Pensacola, FL at Patti's Shipyard. This coincidence made our guests love the boat and the tour even more than we could have imagined.

Visited July 2013
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Sussex, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
155 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Cruise excellent, but where's the greeting?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We opted to do a lunch cruise. The service was very good, the lunch was enjoyable and the ride was relaxing. Would have preferred a welcome from the boat's captain or a thank you when we returned. Would have also liked to have learned a little history of the boat and the area. That would have enhanced the trip. Otherwise, the price was right and the cruise offered beautiful scenery of the St. Croix River and the Stillwater area.

Visited July 2013
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Morris, MN, USA
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We went on the Friday evening dinner cruise to enjoy a night with our 3 daughters. It was very relaxing and the prime rib was delicious. The only down side we experienced was the cigarette smoker at the next table. This is allowed on the outdoor deck. It was such a nice evening that we chose to endure the smoke and continue to enjoy the beauty. This was our second trip with St. Croix Boat and Packet and both experiences have been great.

Visited July 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenes but didn't know what we were seeing!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

The food was good, the workers were good, boat was good but I wish there had been a narrative of what we were looking at. Was never addressed with anything. Just got on the boat, took off, ate, came back.

Visited June 2013
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