River Discovery Boat Tours

Chief Uncas River Discovery Tours have Arrived!

They say that all good things take time. Well, our Chief Uncas is a GREAT thing!

We are thankful for all your patience and support in bringing this historic vessel to the Lower Susquehanna to serve as our tour boat for years to come! The continued support and interest from our communities have made this unique boat tour experience possible!

Our long-awaited River Discovery Tours on the historic Chief Uncas are setting sail!







Susquehanna National Heritage Area staff guide passengers on a 1 hour tour of the river, sharing the history of the Chief Uncas, stories of Lake Clarke’s special landscape, and the Susquehanna River’s lasting legacy! You will experience the joy of being on the water aboard a historic vessel, hear stories of the river, and view beautiful scenery and wildlife.

Tours depart from the Zimmerman Center for Heritage dock Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:00 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM, through Mid-October. Advance reservations are recommended. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 5 to 17). Children under 5 years old are free. Per US Coastguard recommendation children must be at least 6 months old to experience a tour aboard the Chief Uncas. Due to intense interest, advance reservations are advised!

Book your River Discovery Tour Today!

Chief Uncas Sunset Cruises

Offered for a limited time, Chief Uncas Sunset Cruises give small groups (up to six passengers) the chance to roam the Chief Uncas as SNHA guides share stories of the river’s rich natural and cultural history. These PREMIUM cruises offered for a limited time provide an unique experience for passengers to explore the Susquehanna River as the sun sets aboard our 110 year old historic vessel!
The boat’s historic lighting fixtures light up the night as our vessel silently cruises the Susquehanna, making for an unique one of a kind boat cruise.
These 1.5 hour cruises depart from the Zimmerman Center Friday (9/30) — Sunday (10/2) at 6pm.

Tickets are $75 per person, or a private Sunset Cruise for to you and 5 of your friends can be purchased for $450. Advance reservations are advised!
In addition to the Sunset Cruise, all passengers will receive a
 PREMIUM 14oz cocktail glass (a $20 value), deeply etched with an image of the Chief Uncas!


About the Chief Uncas

The Chief Uncas was built for Adolphus Busch, co-founder of the famous American beer company, to enjoy cruises at his summer estate on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY – the very headwaters of the Susquehanna River. After cruising those headwaters for 109 years, the Chief Uncas will begin a new chapter in its life 400 miles downriver as Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s flagship tour boat! You can learn more about the Chief Uncas here.