Padelford Packet Boat CompanyHarriet Island
St Paul, MN 55107
Downtown St Paul - Landing at West End Harriet Island Regional Park is just across Wabasha Street Bridge from downtown St Paul, go south to Plato Blvd.; turn right (west) on Plato and go to the end; take another right into our parking lot.Get Directions
Founded in 1969, Padelford Riverboats have entertained more than 4 million passengers on our public and private cruises.
Our public cruise offerings include daily sightseeing excursions at 12pm and 2:30pm Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition to our sightseeing cruises we offer holiday brunch, dinner, lunch, happy hour and fall sightseeing cruises.
The Jonathan Padelford, Anson Northrup and Betsey Northrup are available for private events April through October. For more information on public cruises and private event options please visit www.riverrides.com.
Hours & DatesRiverboat schedule: April through October. Showboat open year round for private rental.
Sightseeing cruises $18 adults, $14 seniors 65+, $8 children 3-12, under 3 free. cruise. Prices do not include port fee.
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Transportation-related policies or programs
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 600
- Catering available
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- On-site catering required
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 115 reviews
The riverboat ride was good going down the Mississippi river and they top and where the Mississippi and Minnesota River branch off and it was a very scenic riverboat ride.
— Kevin A, July 29, 2021
I took a daytime cruise with Padelford. At $19 for a 90-minute cruise, it's inexpensive, although drinks are an extra expense and there's barely any food available. The cruise itself goes a few...
— Brend482, July 11, 2021
Took the sunset dinner cruise which was very scenic down the Mississippi River. Had a great time with friends, and it was a lovely evening outside on the boat. Was not expecting much for the dinner...
— tspan, June 30, 2021
Reasonably priced cruise, interesting, crew was very accommodating for one of our party in a wheelchair, and overall very friendly. We did the basic sightseeing cruise which is 1 1/2 hours long...
— TwinsFan13, June 21, 2021
The cruise was relaxing and interesting. We took the Sunday, 12:00 cruise and ordered lunch along with the cruise tickets. I would not do lunch again. It was a hotdog on a bun, no condiments...
— Prairietrave, September 20, 2020