Charters, Weddings, Parties and Private Events

Looking for a terrific location for your next meeting or private party?

Cruising on the Pride of the Susquehanna is a great venue for any event. It is perfect for weddings, receptions, family reunions, graduation celebrations, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, or any sort of private bash! Enjoy our beautiful mahogany and brass main salon or proceed up to the partially covered observation deck for a lovely sunset or spectacular view the Harrisburg city skyline.

Charter Rates

Charter rates vary by date and time.  General rates are $450-550 per hour, with a two hour minimum.  Please contact us at (717) 234-6500 or to inquire about availability and hourly pricing.

Our charter schedule fills up quickly- so ask us today about your preferred dates!

Full Bar

The Pride has a liquor license and can provide a full bar for your event. The fee to have a bar for your event is $50.00 per hour . You may choose a cash, hosted, or combination bar. No outside alcohol is permitted on the boat, nor can any alcohol leave the boat at the end of a cruise.  We have a number of house wines, local and national beers, and assorted liquors that vary seasonally.


Due to the complexities of Coast Guard regulations and the unique confinement of space aboard the riverboat and our own scheduling, The Pride works with three caterers for you to choose from.  They are exceptional and very well known in Harrisburg and the surrounding region.

Evolution Catering – 717-512-8309

Premier Catering – – 717-761-2700

JDK Catering – – 717-730-4661

(No outside food is permitted on the Pride during a charter.  Certain exceptions can be made for novelties, such as birthday cakes)


There is no additional cost to have a band or other entertainer perform on the riverboat.  Many like to hook their iPod up to our sound system and let it play over all of our speakers.  The Pride also works with excellent entertainers, and can put you in touch with disc jockeys, live entertainers, and event entertainment (casino nights, murder mystery cruises).


We want to make sure everyone enjoys their cruise, so we suggest the following number depending on your event.

Full sit down meal: Up to 65 people.

Buffet or Appetizers: Up to 80 people.

Cruising with snacks and drinks: 100 people can comfortably move about the boat.

Call us at 717-234-6500 or email to check availability and to book your charter. Weekends often book quickly, so book early!

A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve a date and time.  The final balance and a $100.00 cleaning deposit are due 30 days before the event.  Charters sail rain or shine.

Professional photography to capture the moments of your event

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Let your guests relax and enjoy the cruise and the sights. The Pride offers an all-inclusive photography service provided by Paul V Photography. The $150.00 package includes coverage of the entire boarding, the cruise and exiting the Pride. Participants, as well as scenic parts of the cruise, will be included. All the images will be available within 24 hours on a password-protected online gallery. Participants can simply right click and save. You can also receive a disc will all images if you’d prefer. This optional service is perfect to capture your unique event! Please visit Paul V Photography online for more information on this service!

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