There are several cities in the United States that have rivers winding into them. In some cities, the rivers serve as inland means of transport. Tours around these cities are exciting ways of spending your time, besides getting to know the beautiful side of a busy city.
1. Kinds Of River Boat Tours
Whenever we talk of boat tours, people imagine a calm ride in a steamer around the city, getting around to know more people in a crowd, and idling away the time in the deck while taking in the glorious sights of the city. This is one of two kinds of boat tours. These are meant for the exploring type, looking for a serenity and pass idle time.
The second kind of tripline tours is for the adventurous type of people. There are the jet boats, which travel really fast and sets the adrenaline flowing for the brave and offer loads of fun. However, the fun is only in riding the boat and you don’t really get a chance to take in the beautiful sights of the city.
2. Where And How To Find a Boat Tour?
River boat tours are obviously found in cities with border or contain a river, like the Mississippi river. These rivers in large cities generally offer touring opportunities around famous landmarks and architectural glories. The time spent on these tours largely depend on the city of tour and the route you choose for the tour. The New York Circle Line tour lasts anywhere from 75 minutes to 3 hours. The money spent on a river boat tour largely depends on the package you choose, which in some case may include food and free pickup, day tour or a tour in the night.
Details on River boat tours can be found on the Internet. You may search for a list of boat tour operators for the city that you are visiting. These may also be listed in the tourism website of the city. There would be various packages offered by the various tour companies. In many cases you may be able to make an online reservation and print out your reservation coupon. These websites also provide information on various other activities that may be of interest to you on your tour.
If you couldn’t visit the Internet to find details on a river boat tour, you can pick a coupon book at the tourist center of the state or at the airport when you land. These books, generally, contain lot of information on various tour options and may also contain promotional coupons that can give you a discount on the prices. Whether you are looking to relax in an afternoon ride, or seeking adventure in a jet boat, you have several options to cater to your interests, moods and budgets.