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Padleford Riverboats

Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
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Very enjoyable

This was such a touristy thing to do but I wanted to see the fall colors. We were fortunate to have... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
dgflys
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Los Angeles, California
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"At ease Capitan"

Our Wednesday evening tour with a group of about 25 was fantastic. Although the boat wasn't super... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Mark W
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Kansas
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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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  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
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Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This was such a touristy thing to do but I wanted to see the fall colors. We were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day. The boat was in good condition and the scenery was gorgeous. The food choices on board were awful and I...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Our Wednesday evening tour with a group of about 25 was fantastic. Although the boat wasn't super fancy, the laid-back crew made the trip. From the dinner servers to the captain, the relaxing atmosphere on a full moon night was memorable.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I love the MIssissippi and what better way to wind down the summer than to go on a Beer and Bacon sunset cruise. What fun, sitting on the top deck as we lazily cruised up the river to watch the sunset. The theme of this...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Myself with several friends get together once a month and in August we decided to go on the Jonathan Paddleford. I have been on it previously, but not for years, so I was looking forward to it. We had so much fun during the ride....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We did this tour as part of a large group. It was great. We rode the Mississippi on a riverboat and had two guys playing banjo. We were served a lunch with a buffet on both decks. The food was very good. The crew was...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

First the boat holds 500 people according to their website. There is a place for everyone to sit but it just seemed crowded. There is an upstairs that is covered outside and a downstairs that is indoors but the windows open. Kids were running around...More

Thank MrsPickle
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We were invited to a wedding that was held on the Padleford River Boat. This was a really neat event. Unfortunately it did rain during the ceremony, but the space is covered so we didn't get wet. It was really neat to have the wedding...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We took the 12pm sightseeing cruise. There is not that much to see on this part of the river, but the cruise narration (recorded) was informative and full of historical tidbits. The cruise was 90 minutes, which was almost too long for my ten year...More

1  Thank drdoolittlelady
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

July 2017 - After visiting the Capitol Building at St. Paul, Minnesota, we made our way to the Padelford Mississippi River Boat Rides on Harriet Island. It was quite a walk of about 30 minutes across one o the bridges just a few blocks up...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

On Monday nights, Paddleford reduces its prices to $8 per person for the 6 PM tour. It is a great way to spend a summer evening. The ride lasts about and hour and a half, and you go upriver a few miles and then turn...More

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Connie M
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Response from ScoutMidwest | Reviewed this property |
We didn't sign up for a luncheon cruise, so I don't know the answer to that one. We took a 2:30 pm Saturday afternoon cruise which lasted 2.5 hours. We cruised down river for 45 minutes and then back up river for 45 minutes.
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