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Padelford Packet Boat Co.- Boat Tours

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Padelford Packet Boat Co.- Boat Tours
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All reviews recorded narration nice ride available for purchase st paul few hours mississippi popcorn fall
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We took a Monday afternoon sightseeing trip. Everything was just as expected. This part of the Mississippi is scenic (as opposed to further south where it is industrial). We saw a couple of eagles on the trip. Pre-recorded narration. Drinks and some light snacks available...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bill0925
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We enjoyed an event hosted by the Padelford Packet Boat Co. It was Murder on the Mississippi, and very entertaining. The boat is comfortable, but be aware that narrow passages (stairwells) and uneven surfaces might discourage some footwear. We were able to buy drinks and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Greg T
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My sister and I took a dinner cruise on a lovely June evening. The two hour ride on the Mississippi was just long enough. The buffet dinner contained excellently prepared dishes - meats, vegetables, breads, desserts. We also enjoyed tasty cocktails. The casual atmosphere was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AED0602
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This boat tour is interesting and relaxing. If you sit near a speaker you can hear a lot of history, If you're not interested in history and are only along for the ride sit back and enjoy. If you want to munch on popcorn (or...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JoAnn16
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

My hubby & I got to experience Padelford Riverboats yesterday (5/6/17) while riding on the Harriet Northrop for my friends wedding. The boat was wonderful. It was very clean & in nice condition. The crew was FANTASTIC! The food was delicious. The ride was gloriously...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank KJ M
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice riverboat ride. The acoustics were good and the narration was interesting. Just an average riverboat ride.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Ahoy! The riverboats are wonderful! There are a few different boats, probably depends on the size of the passenger list which boat they take out for each trip. The Monday sight-seeing deal is quite fantastic! $8 is a great price! There are snacks on board...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Sadee S
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Our group of 21 family members enjoyed the lunch cruise. The meal was very good, musical entertainment enjoyed by all. Even mentioned the different groups that were enjoying the cruise that including our Mom & Dad's birthday. The ability to choose to either stay inside...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Janet J
Reviewed 21 October 2015

First time taking a river boat cruise on the Mississippi River. It was a beautiful fall cruise and very relaxing. Learned a lot about the Mississippi and some of Minnesota's history. The staff was very nice and helpful. Went on a Sunday afternoon. Tickets were,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great time!! Staff was ready from the word GO! Music was great, food was great, beer was flowing and 2-for-1! They actually took us all the way through the lock and dam in Minneapolis, which was a bonus. Also, I didn't realize there would be...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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9 August 2016|
Response from Janet J | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a large parking lot.
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Response from Sadee S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large free parking lot. Beware of road construction. I ran into 2 detours near there! Fortunately, I had planned on arriving very early, to get a good seat on the boat!!
Don M
20 April 2015|
Response from ChateauMpls |
It is a recorded narration. There is also a map available at the bar that points out historic points on the River with an explanation. The map is free.