River Discovery Boat Tours are back for 2020!

Explore the Susquehanna River in our comfortable pontoon boat! Susquehanna National Heritage Area staff guide participants on a FREE 70-minute tour of the river while sharing its rich natural and cultural history. You will experience the joy of being on the water, hearing stories of the river, and viewing beautiful scenery and wildlife.

Tours depart from the Zimmerman Center for Heritage dock at 10:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:15 PM, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays July 3 through August 31, Labor Day (September 7), and Saturdays and Sundays September 5 through September 27.

Tickets must be reserved online! Tickets for July will become available at noon on June 15. Tickets for August will become available at noon on July 1, and tickets for September will become available at noon on August 1.

Register here for July River Discovery Boat Tours 

Register here for August River Discovery Boat Tours

Register here for September River Discovery Boat Tours (Link available on August 1st at 12:00 PM)

TIP: The tours are VERY popular, and tickets go fast! But, folks do sometimes cancel reservations and those seats automatically become available again. Check back regularly to see if seats have opened up on specific tours. Reserved seats may become available online up until ½ hour before departure and “stand-by” seats may also become available immediately prior to departure.

Please be assured that all appropriate COVID-19 precautions are in place.*

*We’re taking COVID-19 precautions for your safety. Boat capacity has been reduced for social distancing, and the boat is sanitized between every tour. Masks are MANDATORY for ALL passengers and crew – NO EXCEPTIONS! Free masks are available. Hand sanitizer and wipes are available onboard and dockside. Participants are asked COVID-19 screening questions and have temperatures taken prior to boarding. Persons with temperatures exceeding 100.4°, exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or who have had contact with an infected individual in the past 14 days, will not be allowed to participate.

This season’s tours are being offered free of charge thanks to grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources/Heritage Areas Program and the National Park Service/Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program.