Discover the Susquehanna!

Explore the Susquehanna River in our comfortable, 10 passenger pontoon boat! Susquehanna National Heritage Area staff will guide participants on a 1 hour 15 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.

Note: There are a limited number of seats for the tours and online reservations are required.


Many thanks to everyone who has joined us for our first free pilot season of River Discovery Boat Tours!

As previously shared through our online postings, those of you who provided email contact information to us for the boat tours were informed of the latest release of tour dates and times. This release included weekends through September 15th and new Friday tours. As of now these trips have all booked up.

We plan to release tour dates and times for the last two weekends of September (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) by Noon next Tuesday, August 27th. These tours will be announced on our Facebook page, website, and Eventbrite site and all reservations must be made online.

We appreciate your patience and enthusiasm for experiencing the Susquehanna!

Online reservations are required. Tours depart from the Zimmerman Center for Heritage dock at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM.

To reserve seats online Click Here

A few tips for the current schedule of tours:

1. Check our Eventbrite tour page regularly to see if seats have opened up on specific tours. Folks do cancel reservations through Eventbrite and those seats automatically open up, though seats book up again quickly. Here’s a link to that page:…

2. Visit the Zimmerman Center for Heritage at least 30-60 minutes before a scheduled tour in case there are no-shows. Reservations are only guaranteed up to 20 minutes before the departure time. Any unclaimed seat reservations will be released on a first come, first served basis to those who are on-site and ready to go. There is lots to see and do at the Zimmerman Center, adjacent Native Lands County Park, and other sites along the river at Long Level, so you won’t be bored even if you can’t join a boat tour. Here’s a link with more info about the Zimmerman Center:…/zimmerman-center/

3. Like and Follow us on Facebook so you are in the loop for boat tour updates and information.

Online reservations are required. FREE tours depart from the Zimmerman Center for Heritage dock every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the summer at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM.

For more information and online reservations Click Here

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