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Address: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
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+1 651-227-1100

The Padelford Riverboats operate out of Harriet Island near Downtown St....

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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Anniversary cruise

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on one of their cruises. The one we took served ribs. The bbq chicken was good but the ribs were underwhelming. The entertainment was... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Extremely oversold. Expect to find no place to sit and to have a hard time seeing anything over the crowds lining the deck.

Thank Coprinus
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on one of their cruises. The one we took served ribs. The bbq chicken was good but the ribs were underwhelming. The entertainment was nice and the service was great.

Thank sweetkays
Atlanta, Georgia
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132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our family took the afternoon cruise on the Mississippi River recently provided by 'Padleford Riverboats.' We were able to sit at the railings in a little group and enjoy the ride. A commentator provided nuggets of history along the way. The breezes made the ride very pleasant. Everyone was in a festive mood. Such a great way to sit and... More 

Thank Patricia_Travels7
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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372 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the Monday Madness riverboat ride. We saw several eagles and it was a perfect day to spend time on the river. The hot dog deal would have been great had the hot dogs been hot! A lukewarm hot dog is not my favorite and the soda was disgusting. Everyone who had soda near us was... More 

Thank 7ContinentsExplored
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Not the best dinner cruise I have ever been on. Music was too loud, they were all about selling alcohol, but I wasn't ever even offered a glass of ice water with my meal. Food was so-so. It wouldn't take much to up their game and make this really nice!

Thank TheTrainTraveler
Burnsville, Minnesota
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141 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

An inexpensive outing with the kids. Tie in with lunch at Cassettas and a stroll through the Union Depot for the perfect outing!

Thank TJFogelberg
Amherst, NY
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My husband and I took the Sunset Cruise at $49 each. The ride was very smooth and enjoyable. There was a large, raucous party on board but I can't fault the operators. There were 3 people working the bar area, 1 had to be brand new. Alcohol was $6.50 a drink. We took our drinks outside along with a sheet... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We did the sightseeing tour. The Monday Madness ticket was only $8 each, this made it definitely worth the value and elevated it from a 3 to a 4 rating. We were under the impression that the cruise would pass by some of the downtown area but it heads straight up the river. As we were driving out we saw... More 

Thank Andy B
Staines, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My wife and I spent a relaxing 2 hours on the afternoon cruise as part of a road trip around the Mid-West States. Pleasant company and a bar on board were a bonus. Views only average but it's always a nice experience to take a couple of hours and chill out. Having cruised on the Mississippi in New Orleans and... More 

Thank Geoffers1817
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I have taken the Paddleford Sightseeing Cruise,,which lasts about 90 minutes,several times already this summer, and enjoyed it each time. I bought a season pass for four, and have used it to,spend time with family and friends. We have learned where the eagles nest is located and have seen eagles, osprey and egrets each time we go. We have found... More 


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