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• Field Trip & Student Travel Destination
• Unique On-Board Programs that support MN Education Standards
• Available for Proms, Graduation & School Parties, Award Dinners, Dances & More

Padelford Riverboats Cruises
• 90 Minute Sightseeing Cruises Memorial Day-Labor Day
• Senior Day on the Mississippi
• 2 Hour Fall Sightseeing Cruises Sept-Oct.
• Sunset Dinner Cruises
• Lunch & Lock Cruise
• Happy Hour Cruises
• Oktoberfest Cruises
• Group Rates Starting at 25 guests
• Private Charters for 30-600 guests
• On-Site Catering Kitchen
• Free Parking

Padelford Riverboats depart from Harriet Island, located conveniently across the river from Downtown St. Paul, and travel up river through the Great River National Park an area steeped in the history of early Minnesota and its settlers.

Join us for a regularly scheduled Public Cruise May through October.  Sightseeing Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Happy Hour Cruises, Lunch & Lock Cruises!  Group Rates starting at 25 people, Senior Rates, Corporate Charters, Private Charters, Proms, Fieldtrips!  Free Parking including Motor Coaches! Date or Time not working for your Tour Group?  Contact us to see if we can accommodate your group on a different day or time!


Padelford Riverboats in Saint Paul, Minnesota has been introducing students to the famous Mississippi River on our 90 minute school field trip cruises for over 40 years.  We offer educational & recreational cruises with special school and youth group rates.

A Mississippi River fieldtrip can be tied into nearly any subject your classroom is studying; from literature, history and social studies to math and science!

Big River Journey is a hands-on learning experience for students in grades 4-6. Aboard the Anson Northrup, students use microscopes to peer into the tiny world of aquatic invertebrates; study river geology using samples of sandstone, limestone and shale; check out river birds using binoculars; investigate the sources of river litter; and visit a riverboat captain in the pilothouse of the boat. Each of these hands-on stations allows students to connect with the river through science and real-world observations.

For More information about our Cruises check the Download Center!  Or Call us Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm at 651-227-1100 for information on Groups and Charter Rates!

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Contact Information

Padelford Riverboats

Harriet Island in Downtown Saint Paul

Mailing Address:
205 Doctor Justus Ohage Blvd
Saint Paul, MN  55107

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 651-227-1100