Spring on the River: Mississippi River Cruising

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The winter of 2022-23 sure seemed to last longer than most, didn’t it? Getting hit with over 89 inches of snow (the third most ever recorded in the Twin Cities) and getting blasted with over eight inches on the last day of March certainly made it feel like an extraordinarily long winter.

But we’ve turned the corner and it’s time to get outside!

At Padelford Riverboats, we couldn’t be more excited to begin another year of running the best Mississippi River cruises you can find.

With all of that snow, water levels will be high, and as we head into May, the river starts to come alive with the start of the Mississippi River boat cruises 2023 season. Padelford Riverboats is gearing up for an exciting season of Mississippi River cruising with a variety of spring cruise options, including the popular Mother’s Day Cruise.

Always a spectacular occasion, the Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise sets sail on Sunday, May 14 and sails from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Moms get treated to a memorable day of Mississippi River cruising while enjoying an incredible array of brunch buffet options. This special cruise is the perfect way to treat mom to a day of relaxation and fun. A delicious brunch while taking in the stunning views of the Mississippi River along with a live band and a cash bar makes for a day mom will never forget.

The Mother’s Day Mississippi River cruise always sells out, so it’s smart to reserve your spots as soon as possible.

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The Mother’s Day Cruise is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the best Mississippi River Cruise options available in 2023. Padelford Riverboats offers a wide variety of cruises that cater to different interests, schedules, and budgets. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening cruise, a family-friendly adventure, or a lively party atmosphere, there is a cruise for everyone.

Mississippi River cruising has become a popular way for tourists and locals alike to explore the natural beauty of the region. Padelford Riverboats is your elite option for Mississippi River boat cruises in 2023, offering a wide range of cruise options to suit every taste and budget. From sightseeing tours to dinner cruises, there is something for everyone on the Mississippi River.

With the arrival of spring, the river comes to life with an abundance of blooming flowers, lush greenery, and picturesque landscapes, making it the perfect time to set sail and experience the beauty of the mighty Mississippi.

Padelford Riverboats’ ever-popular Sightseeing Cruise, which provides a narrated tour of the river’s history and landmarks, begins running on Saturday, May 13 and runs on weekends through May 28. The Sightseeing Cruise then runs every day except Monday beginning on May 29.

The Sightseeing Cruise, the best Mississippi River cruise available, departs from Harriet Island in St. Paul. Sights along the way include: the St. Paul High Bridge, Pig’s Eye Cave, the Mississippi River mouth, Pike Island, and, of course, the timeless splendor of the mighty Mississippi River.

All Sightseeing Cruises offer a fully stocked bar and limited snacks available for purchase onboard (please no outside food or beverage).

Spring in Minnesota is all about getting outside – and one of the best ways to do that is to purchase a Season Pass for our Sightseeing Tours. A season pass entitles the holder and up to three guests Sightseeing boarding passes during the 2023 Padelford cruise season—subject to availability. Season Pass holders also receive a 10% discount on up to four tickets for select non-sightseeing public cruises.

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It was a long winter this year in Minnesota, so now that winter is finally in our rearview mirror – it’s time to celebrate spring on the river! There’s just nothing quite like the fresh air you get on the open water and the sights provided by the Mississippi River never cease to enthrall.

Padelford Riverboats begins with many of our specialty cruises in June, so check back with us to find time to take part in our Monday Madness Cruise, Friday Night Sightseeing Cruise, Margarita Cruise, and many other fun and memorable excursions.

There’s nothing quite like the best Mississippi River cruise, so celebrate spring and start making some fun memories out on the water!

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