Join us for a delightful cruise on the River Lady, a 150 passenger, 85′ authentic reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat.
The iconic River Lady, sailing down the scenic Toms River, and beautiful Barnegat Bay, is a distinctive event venue. She is the only genuine paddle-wheel boat in the entire state, and has been the site of family celebrations, friends getting together, marriage proposals, surprise parties, and corporate events since 1989.
Public cruises run, Tuesday through Saturday, each week during the summer. Sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises are available, as well as a dinner dance cruise every Saturday night.
Passengers range anywhere from couples to groups of 100 or more. Some reserve a few tables, others book an entire deck, or the whole boat. The Victorian (main) level, is enclosed and climate controlled, while the upper deck is open, but covered. The River Lady passes lovely waterfront homes, magnificent properties, docks, yacht clubs, historic areas, and often sailboat races.
Whatever the occasion, the nautical setting, delicious food, and friendly service, will provide you, and yours, with fond memories of your celebration, for years to come. We would like to thank our many loyal customers, who return year after year, for their patronage. We also look forward to welcoming new visitors to our area, from near and far. Bon voyage!
Please note: Advance ticket purchase required.
There is nothing more that you can say but.........GO ENJOY!
We have been going every year for the past 13 years Service is great food is delicious.
Posted on Facebook, by Kathi S.
What a relaxing way to spend lunchtime.
Our cruise was just the right amount of time. Food was excellent and the wait staff were attentive and courteous. The history of the river and surrounding area was shared by the very knowledgable captain. Thumbs up all around.
Posted on Facebook, by Robert H.
The Captain's Dinner Cruise was awesome.
We brought most of the family and had an excellent experience. The food was good, the staff was superb, and the Bananaberry Daiquiri was phenomenal. Extremely relaxing. Can't wait to go again!
Posted on Facebook, by Tracy R.
River Lady Delivers a Top-notch Cruise!"
River Lady offers a delightful cruise experience with a professional friendly staff, impeccably clean boat, tasty cuisine and scenic boat ride - at good value!
Posted on TripAdvisor
"Date night w/hubby"
We wanted to do something a little different and this was wonderful. I had the salmon and hubby had chicken parm. Food was very good, service was excellent and dinner cruise was very relaxing. I look forward to doing it again - we might try one of the daytime cruises. Highly recommend!!
Posted on TripAdvisor
During the winter of 2014-2015, the River Lady was dry docked for repairs, at Yank Marine, in Tuckahoe, New Jersey. We were filmed by National Geographic for the show, The Yard, which aired on 5/4/16. We have obtained the clip, of the segment we were on. Click on the link below to view the 8 minute segment.
National Geographic Show "The Yard" - Clip #1
National Geographic Show "The Yard" - Clip #2