Specialty Cruises

Experience A Paddlewheel Riverboat
With One Of Our Specialty Cruises

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable experience in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, be sure to check out the specialty cruises offered by the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat. This authentic stern-driven paddlewheel riverboat was built 32 years ago by the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society as a community service project to benefit the area. With its charming historic design and modern amenities, the Pride of the Susquehanna offers a variety of specialty cruises that are perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening under the stars, a family-friendly adventure, or a lively party with friends, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes. Come experience the pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat for yourself and create memories that will last a lifetime. Advance reservations are required for these events.

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Sunset Dinner on the Susquehanna

Experience a captivating 2-hour voyage on the Susquehanna River while indulging in a delectable 3-course meal. Delight in the atmosphere of our sophisticated climate-controlled salon, adorned with exquisite wood, brass, and copper elements. This exceptional excursion offers a remarkable and unforgettable perspective of the river’s scenic beauty.

Embark on a thrilling 2-hour cruise along the Susquehanna River and unleash your inner detective by joining a Murder Mystery Dining Cruise. Professional actors will perform a captivating “whodunnit skit” live, while guests immerse themselves in an entertaining event and try to uncover clues to solve the crime.

Collaborate with other guests to compare notes and increase your chances of winning the coveted Murder Mystery prize of the evening by figuring out “whodunit”. With an exciting evening of murder, mayhem, and fun for everyone, this is an experience not to be missed if you’re seeking intrigue on the water.

Jazzin' on the Pride

Experience our highly sought-after river cruise as you indulge in the picturesque scenery of the Susquehanna River. Unwind and let your senses be serenaded by the skillful live Jazz music performance of our talented musicians every Thursday evening from June to October.

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Rock the Boat

Embark on this cruise with your friends and experience the opportunity to witness local musicians take on the challenge of entertaining you. If fortune favors you, these talented artists may just exceed your expectations and create a rocking atmosphere onboard. On select Fridays June-September.

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Senior Mondays

Our community members aged 60 and above can enjoy various activities such as drink specials, special lectures, trivia, bingo, music, and more on select Mondays from June to September during the cruises.

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River School Educational

Join the Susquehanna River School and embark on a delightful 75-minute cruise that provides spectacular views of the river and Harrisburg’s landmarks. This exceptional floating classroom offers an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the history and natural beauty of the Susquehanna River and Harrisburg.

Through interactive activities, lectures, and games, participants gain insights into the significance of the river and ways to preserve it. Children aged 12 and below can enjoy this educational experience for free. The cruise takes place every Saturday from June to October.

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Special Qualifications Of Our Team:

  • Our Captains are certified and licensed by the US Coast Guard.
  • All crew must go through US Coast Guard approved training.
  • All gallery crew are RAMP certified.
  • All office and riverboat crew are required to have all clearances.
  • Our Administrative Director is a certified Non-Profit Manager
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