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Great Rivers Tour Boat Company

215 West Water St, at the Grafton Harbor Marina, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
+1 618-786-1855
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Sunset river cruise

The Hakuna Matata is a 49 passenger tour boat with an air conditioned enclosed lower deck and open... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Canonman43
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Kingston, Tennessee
good outdoor summer activity

The tour lasted about an hour. It went down stream and then upstream back to the marina. Very nice... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
what38
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Troy, Illinois
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Fully Narrated Sightseeing Cruises On the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Wednesday thru Sunday at 10am, 1pm & 3pm. Available for private cruises also.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible25%
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“lower deck” (2 reviews)
“open air” (2 reviews)
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215 West Water St, at the Grafton Harbor Marina, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
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+1 618-786-1855
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Hakuna Matata is a 49 passenger tour boat with an air conditioned enclosed lower deck and open air upper deck. A bar/refreshments are on the lower deck along with restrooms. Our sunset cruise trip took us on a round trip that went about 5...More

1  Thank Canonman43
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The tour lasted about an hour. It went down stream and then upstream back to the marina. Very nice view of the IL bluffs,both adult and child drinks available on board. The boat has an air conditioned lower deck and an open air top deck...More

1  Thank what38
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Great time on the Hakuna Matata. Staff was super friendly and the views were spectacular. Wonderful Sunday afternoon excursion!

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 6 September 2015

There was rain the morning we arrived. No one came out and wiped down the boat. I had to do this. This boat was very dirty, boat carpet was dirty. It is apparent they never clean the boat that are rented. The engine was under...More

Thank l g
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

I have visited Grafton a couple times and I've come to the conclusion that there is not one nice shop or restaurant where the workers are actually nice. Stay away from Grafton if you want to be treated kindly! Starting a fight on Facebook? Not...More

5  Thank fandk9
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Took the Hakuna Matata out of Grafton Harbor on Sunday afternoon. It was a wonderful experience. A full hour out on the river enjoying a view you don't always get unless you are on the water. A must when in Grafton!

1  Thank savedbyhim2
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had purchased tickets for the tour; we tried to check in, we were sent back and forth from office to the boat four times. Other people were complaining about the same thing. I mentioned to the man in charge of loading passengers that there...More

13  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 12 May 2009

We had a great time on our tour with The Great Rivers Tour Boat Company. The Captain shared a lot of fascinating history about the river and the area and included a little something for everyone. The tour also included great music, beautiful views, and...More

14  Thank mermaids
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Rhonda L
7 September 2016|
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Response from what38 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent the boat with pilot and crew. I don't know about the other details. I would suggest calling well in advance. Every last person that I dealt with was kind and decent.
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