Join MNFEA for a spring Happy Hour Cruise
on the Mississippi River!
Enjoy a scenic happy hour cruise along the river from Harriet Island. Tickets are just $25 and include the cruise and complimentary taco bar consisting of: classic beef and pulled chicken tacos, sour cream, salsa, lettuce and cheese. Did we mention you can purchase 2 for 1 margaritas too?! A great way to network and prepare for the long summer event season to come! Get on board!
NOTE: Reservations must be made via MNFEA site by May 11, 2018. No registrations permitted on-site.
About Padelford Riverboats
With plenty of seating and set-up options, audiovisual equipment and professional charter consultants who guide groups through the planning process, regular meetings seem more like floating benefits. Plus, few venues provide a more memorable backdrop for product launch parties, client dinners and incentive events. Affordable pricing and unique theme packages deliver efficient, inexpensive alternatives, while menus and entertainment options make it easy to impress clients and top performers. To keep company spirits - and budgets - afloat, cruise aboard a Padelford Riverboat.
Spot bald eagles, herons, egrets and falcons as you travel back in time from St. Paul’s bustling downtown harbor through the Mississippi National Great River Park. We’ll see you on the river!
Do the boats sail in inclement weather?
We sail rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it is up to the captain of the boat to make the decision on whether to leave at the designated time, or to wait a few moments while the storm passes over. All areas where food is served are enclosed, as well as heated and air conditioned, so you will definitely stay dry and comfortable!
Do you have a dress code?
We do not have a dress code. Our customers dress in everything from casual to formal. We encourage everyone to dress based on the situation they are celebrating.
Are you handicapped accessible?
Because of their unique design and regulatory characteristics, excursion vessels are not subject to the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG). With that said we make every reasonable effort to assist and accommodate passengers with special needs. We do provide ADA accessibility to our facility and vessels, however Coast Guard regulations require water barriers (raised thresholds in doorways). All vessels are multi-deck and are not fitted with rail lifts or elevators. Restrooms on the Anson Northrup and Betsey Northrup are outfitted with grab bars and are useable by persons with special needs. The restrooms on the Jonathan Padelford, built in 1969 are not large enough to accommodate wheelchairs.
Where will we go on our cruise?
It all depends on the length of your cruise. On our 1.5 hour sightseeing cruise we head towards Fort Snelling. On a 4 hour Lock and Lunch Cruise we make our way through the Ford Lock and Dam, turn around by the Lake Street Bridge and then come back down river. All of our cruises provide the best viewing possible of the St. Paul/Mississippi River National Park and Recreation Area.
Is smoking allowed on the boat?
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. No smoking is allowed anywhere in the interior cabins.