Our Fleet

Padelford Mississippi Riverboats

Explore the details on our three unique vessels used for our various Mississippi River cruises in Minnesota.
Gain insight into their history, as well as individual specifications regarding maximum capacity, dimensions, and features. To date, we have entertained more than five million passengers aboard the riverboats in our fleet!

Johnathan Padelford Riverboat

Jonathan Padelford

As one of the few truly authentic sternwheelers on the Mississippi River, this all-steel vessel is named after the 10th great maternal grandfather of Capt. William D. Bowell, Sr., founder of Padelford Riverboats.

Anson Northrup Riverboat

Anson Northrup

This vessel was named after the Minnesota pioneer who operated one of the first boats above St. Anthony Falls.

Betsey Northrup Riverboat

Betsey Northrup

Mostly used for our public Sightseeing Cruises, the Betsey Northrup has limited availability for private charters in June, July & August.

Anson Betsey Riverboat

Anson & Betsey

The Betsey Northrup can be combined with the Anson Northrup to create a huge vessel with a capacity of 600 passengers and crew.

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