Pride of The Susquehanna launching Wednesday

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Pride of The Susquehanna launching Wednesday

The Pride of The Susquehanna riverboat is launching at 9:00 am Wednesday morning. 

The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society hopes to turn a new leaf and begin what they hope will be the riverboats busiest season ever. This following the non-profits tough run with flooding last year and caused them to lose $50,000+ of revenue.

The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society is a non-profit. This year they plan to provide free educational tours to hundreds of Harrisburg School District students for a chance to see the river and wildlife in it from a unique vantage point.

The Pride of The Susquehanna celebrates its 31st anniversary in September. During its peak season, the volunteers say there’s something for everyone. From a Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise and Jazzin’ on The Pride to Princess Parties and Pirates on The Pride. Dinner cruises and private events set sail the 2nd week of May.

Wednesday members of the P.A. National Guard will use heavy equipment to carefully maneuver the riverboat into the water. The launch happens twice a year, once in spring and again in fall for painting and repairs. The riverboat already has more than 400 cruises booked for this year.

The boat is set to launch into the river at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday on the south end of City Island near the parking garage. Some call the boat launch into the river the unofficial kick-off to summer. Everyone is welcome to attend the free event. 

General public daily Sightseeing Cruises begin Memorial Day weekend. Tickets for adults are $11. For details or ticket information click here

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