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Private Charter Enhancements

Minneapolis & St. Paul's
Flagship Riverboats!

As Minnesota’s premier charter boat company we have hosted thousands of private charters. Our experienced Event Managers can assist personalizing the cruise to your guests by adding special details. In an effort to make ourselves a full service event company we partner with preferred vendors to supply a wide array of customization options. Below are just some of the ways you can enhance your private charter aboard a Padelford Riverboat.

Preferred Vendor List


The Medicine Show

Live entertainment will greatly enhance the experience of your guests and help create lasting memories. Ask your Event Manager about our Dixieland bands that will enrich the authentic Mississippi experience. Interested in something more contemporary? Feel free to bring your own band onboard to perform during your cruise.

Disc Jockeys

Padelford Riverboats has an established relationship with one of St. Paul’s most reputable entertainment companies. Our DJ will supply music and lighting to create the atmosphere you have in mind for your charter. You are welcome to bring on your own DJ with a few considerations; please consult your Event Manager for details.

Photo Booths

Capture the memory of your charter with unlimited personalized photo strips and a memory book to take home. Our photo booths come with an attendant to make certain this amenity runs smoothly and fun props that are sure to make the pictures lively.


A casino cruise is sure to keep your guests entertained!

Your guests will enjoy all of the excitement of a night in Las Vegas with nothing to lose. Even gaming neophytes have nothing to fear - our friendly, experienced dealers will teach the different games and ensure a good time for everyone.

Flowers and Decorations

Each vessel is already embellished with classic riverboat features like brass light fixtures & embossed tin ceilings; however, there are always options to supplement these original features. An Event Manager can help you coordinate the addition of decorative linens, centerpieces, ceiling drapery, cocktail tables and more.

Theme Decor

One thing to consider when chartering a Padelford Riverboat is a themed cruise. Themed cruises are provided a la carte. Let us do the planning with a Vegas, Hawaiian, Totally 80’s theme, or more! Ask you Event Manager about pricing details



In addition to our cash or full bar package options we have additions such as a Bloody Mary Bar and bottomless mimosas to consider when tailoring the beverages to accommodate your guests.


Padelford's professional catering kitchen is available to enhance your private charter with something delectable for your guests to enjoy.

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