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Address: 1500 W 3rd St, (departs from Arch St, Susquehanna State Park), Williamsport, PA 17701-7803
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+1 570-326-2500
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00

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Great activity for the whole family

We had a lot of fun on the Hiawatha. It's an hour long ride down the river and you can buy snacks and drinks on the boat. Kids enjoyed it too!

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York, NY
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New York, NY
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lot of fun on the Hiawatha. It's an hour long ride down the river and you can buy snacks and drinks on the boat. Kids enjoyed it too!

Thank Noalita
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had one of our class reunion night on the Hiawatha a few years ago. Our them was "Margaritaville" and we played our own music and provide the food. Everyone loved it!

Thank Ginger P
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome place to go with family and just sit down and relax. It is interesting to here the history of the river and the lumber era. It goes at a slow pace. Even people with motion sickness will be okay.

Thank Meg200283
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

With 2 decks to move around and enjoy the scenery this is a great way to relax and enjoy an afternoon or party away into the evening. If you want to enjoy the band or the AC depending on what day or what time of day the lower deck is the bomb. If you want to enjoy the stars or... More 

Thank Jerry B
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Hiawatha river boat ride is approximately a 1 hour ride on the Susquehanna River from Susquehanna State Park, Arch Street, in Willliamsport, Pa., that goes westward toward Linden and back. It has 2 levels, the lower level is even air-conditioned. It has many charter cruises, but also sails on 3 or more days, several times a day, at a... More 

Thank Dan M
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

There are several different themed cruises, or you can rent the boat for a private party. We particularly enjoy the sunset cruises and the ones with live music. If you rent the boat yourself you can hire one of the approved caterers for anything from appetizers to fancy rehearsal dinners. The boat has a cash bar with non-alcoholic beverages as... More 

Thank Ann H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Food and personnel are great. Has a bar and two levels. The scenery of the Susquehanna River is beautiful.

Thank kiacov
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Hiawatha is a nice leisure ride on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. It is certainly family friendly. You can rent the ship for private parties as well.

Thank Scottyydog
Cranbury, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband and I were looking to kill some time and stumbled across the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat cruise. It was very reasonably priced. Once on board, you can order drinks and some light food. You will also get a history lesson on the tour. The staff is super friendly and made it a really nice afternoon. Was nice for kids... More 

Thank Ann Marie Z
New Jersey
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60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We took this one hour excursion on the Hiawatha with four year old grandson. We all thoroughly enjoyed. Price is very reasonable $6.00 - $8.50, depending on age, for the scheduled weekend runs. We enjoyed the commentary. Food on board is a bargain – three hotdogs, a soda and a hot chocolate, all for $6.50. And the folks operating are... More 

Thank MikeandYong

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