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 110 reviews
We took a Friday afternoon trip in late August. The trip was relaxing, comfortable and informative. There was a bar with beverages and food available to purchase. We will definitely try some of the...
— Bonnie F, August 29, 2019
It was a nice riverboat ride. The tour guide info was hard to hear as the volume was low with too many people talking over the sound.
— Douglas R, August 1, 2019
Took friends for an evening dinner cruise: could not be happier. Great meal, super courteous staff, wonderful way to relax and enjoy. The company is very good to work with and they are also family...
— Bernard L, July 15, 2019
Joined great friends for their wedding on the riverboat cruise. Beautiful! Staff were friendly and helpful and really made the day special! The scenic views were awesome. Definitely must do!
— K9696DSmelissac, July 6, 2019
Joined the noon sailing and as it was a cold wet day we sat inside. Gradually several other groups came and we all had drinks and were happily waiting to leave. At 12.15 over 60 children entered and...
— heathermW4544EQ, June 16, 2019