45 Minute Public Sightseeing Cruises



Come catch a cool summer’s breeze during one of our 45-minute sightseeing tours!  Bring your friends, family, and those relatives from out of town onto the best sightseeing tour in Harrisburg!  Tickets can be purchased online or right on the island by our dock.


Enjoy the sights from the big windows in our beautiful, climate-controlled main salon. Grab a soda, an ice cold beer, or some snacks at the galley and take it topside to our view the magnificent skyline on our boat’s second story!  Get an up-close look at one of only 6 remaining authentic paddlewheel riverboats in the United States.

A recording plays during each cruise that details the unique history and ecology of the Susquehanna River and Harrisburg.  Pictures and relics of Harrisburg’s past color our main salon, while summer breezes and beautiful wildlife surround our outer observation areas.


Soft drinks, adult drinks, candies, and select food items will be available for purchase from our indoor bar area.  There is seating and air conditioning inside of our main salon.  The Pride is handicap accessible and has two restrooms aboard.

No reservations required.  Tickets can be purchased online or at our ticket booth on City Island.

Dates and Times:

Public Tours begin on May 27 at noon and run daily through Labor Day weekend

Special Dates:  May 27-29 (Memorial Day weekend), July 1-4 (Independence Day weekend), September 2-4 (Labor Day weekend)

  • 12 noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm

Summer Schedule:  May 30 – September 2

  • Weekdays:  12 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm
  • Weekends:  12 noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

Fall Schedule:  September 9 – October 29 

  • Weekends:  12 noon, 1:30pm

Regular Ticket Prices:

  • Adults (13-58):  $10.00
  • Seniors (59+):  $8.00
  • Kids (3–12): $5.00
  • Kids under 3: FREE

Where to Purchase Tickets:

Tickets may be purchased at our ticket booth on City Island or online at www.HarrisburgRiverboat.com

Handicapped Accessible and Restrooms:

The City Island dock is wheelchair accessible, and there are restrooms available onboard.

Signature Food Galley and Bar:

The Pride features a Galley Snack Bar on board that features a great menu of items.  We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Discover, Master Card, & American Express), cash or check.


City Island has two large parking lots, both are a small walk away from our dock.  Please be aware that there is a $5.00 charge per vehicle if you are coming within 2 hours of a baseball game (check Senators Baseball schedule here).  Parking is FREE after 11:00AM all other times, excepting major holidays and festivals where the City of Harrisburg may charge up to $5.00 per vehicle.

For Those with Difficulty Walking:

Simply alert the parking attendant that you will be dropping off passengers at the Pride.  Vehicles can drive around the island and drop people off in front of our dock. You must then return the vehicle to the parking lot after dropping off others.

Capacity and Boarding:

The boat’s capacity is 120 passengers.  Every cruise leaves on time, so please be prompt.  Boarding begins around 10 minutes prior to sail time.