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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
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00

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Nice and relaxing river cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Dan M
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Danville
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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New Jersey
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60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

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Middletown, Delaware
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We took this as a group but it is simply a lazy hour on a make believe paddle wheel boat. Although they try to tell you about the river, most of the time, the speakers are drowned out by the engine. If you want a relaxing lazy hour river ride, take it, if you want to learn about Williamsport, don't... More 

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Thank Arnie J
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Rode the boat twice this summer - once with a large group (class reunion) and once with children. The staff is so friendly and helpful, and the view on the river is lovely. I highly recommend it.

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Thank DaisyD2002
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Such fun for a group of people! We didn't do a meal run this time, but I have in the past. It's a peaceful ride down & back on the River and they have a nice snack shop with a wide variety of items available.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you want something different for an event and want to relax, this is for you. I have used it for business groups and also done their concert trips with food, plus just a ride. All are fun.

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