Evening riverboat cruise with lights reflecting on the water.

Take in the World-Famous Mississippi River from a Different Perspective

Padelford Riverboats, the ever-popular cruise provider in Minnesota, launches its 2021 season of sightseeing cruises on the Mississippi River starting Saturday, May 1, 2021. Setting sail from Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul, Padelford Riverboats offers a variety of sightseeing, dining, afternoon, and evening cruises along the Mississippi River, one of the cultural landmarks of the United States.

Founded in 1969, Padelford Riverboats have entertained more than five million passengers over the years and are on any “must-do” list for summer activities in the Twin Cities. Traveling out of St. Paul’s bustling downtown harbor through the Mississippi National Great River Park, passengers are treated to the unforgettable sights and sounds of a bygone era.

“We’re definitely seeing and hearing that people are ready to get back out into the world again,” said Gus Gaspardo, Owner, Padelford Riverboats. “We always field a lot of inquiries during this time of the year, and we are seeing an uptick in phone calls as the vaccination continues to roll out. A lot of folks feel like they missed out on summer last year because of the pandemic, and they’re ready to get back out in the world now.”

Padelford Riverboats continues to have required COVID protocols in place as they open their cruise season. Along with regularly scheduled sightseeing tours, Padelford offers various special cruises throughout the season, including Mother’s Day and Father’s Day brunch cruises, Lunch & Lock cruises, Margarita evening cruises on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Sunset Dinner cruises on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning in June.

Visit RiverRides.com for a full listing of cruise offerings.

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