Padelford Riverboats

Padelford Packet Boat Co., Inc.

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90-minute sightseeing cruises show off the Mississippi’s sights; margarita cruises include a taco bar and 2-for-1 priced margaritas

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Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must reserve by 09/01/2015. Reservation required for Margaritas Tour. Subject to availability. Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not available for redemption until May. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Padelford Riverboats

In 1969, the founder of Padelford Riverboats, Captain William D. Bowell, Sr., launched the Jonathan Padelford steamwheeler into the Mississippi, hoping to bring visitors to the riverfront for leisurely jaunts. After more than 30 years of expanding his fleet and ferrying passengers along the historic waterways, he handed the reigs over to his daughters and nephew. Today, the family operates five boats equipped with dance areas, bars, sun decks, and the nostalgia that William hoped to keep alive. With the Twin Cities' skyline and the rugged, green banks of the river as the backdrop, US Coast Guard–licensed vessels float passengers past sights such as Pig's Eye Cave, Fort Snelling, and Pike Island. Some cruises also include dinner or fireworks, and special holiday cruises are also available.

Customer Reviews

Very relaxing, lots of available seating and friendly staff. My family and I had a great time.
David K. · January 2, 2017
It was a wonderful way to spend time with elderly relatives while they enjoyed the history of the river and in a comfortable environment. Staff was very accommodating!
Susan W. · December 29, 2016
the ride was beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon very informative of St Paul history on the river.
Constance T. · October 29, 2016
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    Padelford Packet Boat Co., Inc.

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    St. Paul, MN 55107


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