FREE sightseeing cruises for active duty, VETERANS, and military families on Memorial Day!
Founded in 1969 by Capt. William D. Bowell, Sr. the Padelford Riverboat Co. operates from Harriet Island Regional Park in downtown St. Paul, MN. Padelford Riverboats have entertained more than four million passengers.
Capt. Bowell retired in 2001 and sold the company to his nephew Steve Bowell and daughters Shelley Bowell Kosmo and Beth Bowell Myers. Today the company is owned and managed by Steve Bowell, Beth Myers and Gus Gaspardo plus a team of experienced river professionals with many years of service in the company. In addition to three U.S. Coast Guard licensed passenger vessels the Padelford management company operates the permanently moored Minnesota Centennial Showboat Theater in partnership with the University of Minnesota.
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