Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat

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33 reviews
City Island,
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 234-6500

2024 Update: Due to an unexpected repair requirement by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Pride will not be operational until July 4, 2024. This repair is essential to ensure that the vessel meets all safety regulations. 

The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat is an authentic stern-driven paddlewheel riverboat built in 1988 as a community service project to benefit the Central Pennsylvania region. The Pride of the Susquehanna is operated by the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society whose mission is to increase tourism, facilitate economic development, and provide education on the history and ecology of the Susquehanna River.

The Pride of the Susquehanna season runs from May through October with 45-minute Public Sightseeing Cruises occurring from Memorial Day until Labor Day at 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, and 3 PM on weekdays and 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM on weekends. Fall public cruises after Labor Day through the end of October occur at 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM on weekends only. (Schedules are subject to change; call or see online calendar for exact schedule). You can enjoy snacks, ice cream, candy, soda, beer, wine during these sightseeing cruises. Reservations not required and tickets can be purchased online or at the Ticket Booth above the dock. All cruises board 15 minutes prior to departure.

The Pride of the Susquehanna also has Music Cruises, including our popular Jazzin' on the Pride, Classic Dinner Cruises, Sunset Dinner Cruises, Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, Wine on Wednesdays, Princess and Superhero Cruises and much more! The Susquehanna River School, our floating educational tour teaches children, adults, and seniors about the history, ecology, and environment of the Susquehanna River and our region is held on Saturday mornings. All the previous cruises require advanced reservations that can be made by calling our office or by making reservations online!

Groups: You can also privately charter the Pride for your wedding (very popular wedding spot!), parties, business functions, anniversaries, family and church picnics, corporate meetings, fundraisers, charity events, group team building, and pretty much everything else! The Riverboat is also available for schools, bus, or group tours/cruises. Email for additional information as dates fill up quickly!

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  • Months Open: May-November
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  • Parking: City Island Parking Lot
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  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 120
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  • Price Range: varies
  • Tour Length: 45 minutes
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Team Building
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  • Maximum Team Building Size: 80
  • Minimum Team Building Session (Hours): 2
  • Indoor Team Building Description: Build camaraderie on one of our many beer and wine tasting events, guess who the murderer is on a Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, or show off your skills on a Rock the Boat open mic cruise
  • Outdoor Team Building Description: The riverboat is both indoor and outdoor, so enjoy our many cruises as well as the cool air and river scenery
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Facility Info
  • Description Available for meetings, weddings, rehearsal dinners, parties, business functions for up to 100 people for buffet/appetizers/cocktail hour. 65 max for seated dinners.
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  • Reception Capacity 100
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  • Banquet Capacity 65
  • Number of Rooms 1