Minneapolis & St. Paul Riverboat Cruises on the Mississippi River

Explore the Mississippi River—a cultural treasure of America! Spot bald eagles, herons, egrets, and falcons as you travel back in time from St. Paul’s bustling downtown harbor through the Mississippi National Great River Park. Come aboard our riverboat cruises to see the natural marvels Minnesota has to offer.

2020 Holiday Sale

Our Holiday Sale is back with half-priced Gift Certificates and discounted Family Season Passes! Our Season Pass holders are some of our favorite passengers and the friends they bring week after week have a habit of becoming Season Pass holders themselves the next year. Join them by taking part in the best deal in the Twin Cities!

Season Pass Sale

Family Season Passes

Gift Certificate Sale

Gift Certificates

Sightseeing, Dining & More

Whether you want to simply take in the wonders of the Mississippi or enjoy a delicious meal with your family while sightseeing the colorful scenery, we have the perfect river cruise option for any occasion.

Minnesota Sightseeing Cruises

Sightseeing Cruises

Minnesota Dining Cruises

Dining Cruises

Minnesota Holiday Activities

Themed & Holiday Cruises

Sightseeing Cruise in St. Paul

Lunch & Lock

Memorable Private Events on the Water

With a unique event venue, make your next private event a day you and your guests will talk about for years to come. Our high-capacity vessels are equipped with entertainment options, AV equipment, delicious menu selections, a fully stocked bar, and other necessities. We have professional event managers on staff that will help you plan unforgettable weddings, school celebrations, corporate outings, and reunions, among other private events.

Minnesota Wedding Venue

Wedding
Cruises

Prom Venue in MN

Prom & Graduation

Corporate Event Venue in MN

Corporate Events

Event Planning in Minnesota

Customizations & Services

What Our Clients are Saying

“Hidden Gem! What a fun way to spend some time enjoying this beautiful area. Did the sunset dinner cruise, and oh my, the food is wonderful, the brisket is melt-in-your-mouth good. I almost ate the whole pan. Went with the drink package, worth the money! All the staff was so friendly and helpful. This is a must-do item for anyone that comes to visit. Excellent value and great memories!”

—Kyra S.

“If you’re going to ride a boat, you should definitely ride one the boats down at Padelford. They have three different boats and a ton of public cruise options. You could go on a public sightseeing, a sunset dinner, a margarita on the Mississippi, a rib dinner, a lunch & lock, the options are endless. All food is created by their Chef John Cooper, who creates all the food with love and care. They also do private events like weddings, corporate events, family reunions, and anything you can think of.”

—Lora B.

“I had such a nice experience on my excursion! The crew was polite. The boat was clean. It’s awesome to be able to have a cocktail and snack while doing the tour. It was really nice. Thank you for a great time!”

—Renee S.

“The service was very good, as well as the food. We had a good time.”

—Jazmin F.

“It was a beautiful fall evening on the river! Our first margarita cruise with Padelford. Our new tradition. Great food and service. We enjoyed every minute. Then we bought their captain’s hats and took lots of pictures. We had a ball! Can’t wait to go back. Plus, we met new friends!”

—Jo Ann M.

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