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great way to spend a hot summer day.

Expected to hear about the sights of Harrisburg that we were passing, but the narrative was on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania
Good family boat ride

Went with my neighbors and their daughters (ages 8 & 10) the adults enjoyed it and normally the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania
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City Island, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected to hear about the sights of Harrisburg that we were passing, but the narrative was on the history of Harrisburg. Enjoyed the trip; nice, clean boat, friendly crew- be sure to ask for the complimentary golf cart ride to get you back up the...More

Thank jatogr
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group of 4, we decided on this riverboat ride during the midweek. The history of this boat is interesting and aboard there is a brief narration during your ride. Advise you get there and in line early as the seating under roof on...More

Thank RoccoLoveBug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you get to City Island Station and walk in from the parking lot you need to bear to the right of the ball field to find the ticket booth for the boat. The employee working the day we went wasn’t real personable but did...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my neighbors and their daughters (ages 8 & 10) the adults enjoyed it and normally the kids would but it was a hot day and of course no shade unless you go into the dining area and then you miss the cruise as...More

Thank olliec12018
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It was a very relaxing ride with lots of inside sitting which was good because there was rain. There is a recorded history that plays while you enjoy the view.

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Happened to get a day in late August after the floods with sunny skies and 78 degrees. Great way to spend an hour and enjoy the breeze and sunshine. Staff was very friendly. Guided audio tour of the area as you chug along

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The trip varies considerably based water levels, waterfowl one sees, and size of group. We went on a tour conducted by a specialist on the Chesapeake watershed area..interesting, but not up to date on current developments downstream of PA--agricultural pollution of the bay. For older...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is a charming paddle boat (which are rare kind of boat!). I rode the boat with my Dad (age 79) on a Saturday at 3pm in August. The crew is friendly and professional. The boat has lots of seating and excellent views both outside...More

1  Thank SongBird212
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The boat is a neat attraction on City Island. Unfortunately for us, it was absolutely pouring down rain. A few folk didn’t make the trip so while it was completely sold out, it wasn’t overly crowded despite the rain that kept us all inside. The...More

1  Thank aikoduds
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Very pleasant paddle wheel boat that gives you a great view of the city and landscape. 45. Minutes. Good look at some of the bridges.

1  Thank Dorten
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20 September 2017|
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Response from William F | Reviewed this property |
It's an easy walk no hills just a short ramp onto the ship. There are handicapped parking spaces.
16 January 2016|
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Response from Dutch1638 | Reviewed this property |
Shantamr3 has the best suggestion: go to the website. Also try the Harrisburg Visitors Center.
16 January 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I live in TN now. There was a sign at the bridge entrance th last time I was there that had information. Sounds like fun!