Blue sunny skies, great temperature for the time of the year. There are two boats, the Tom Sawyer and the Becky Thatcher. We rode on the Tom Sawyer. There are three levels. The top level affords the best view, however I highly recommend once the boat turns around at the halfway point go down to the bottom level and stand at the front of the boat...watch the water spray along the sides...very refreshing! It was the only tourist attraction that I was willing to purchase the photos they take of you on your way in. Length is about an hour.