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A unique setting for special events, family gatherings, or business meetings, the Chief Uncas can accommodate small and large groups to explore the Susquehanna for a one of a kind experience.

Passengers can relax and enjoy the view from one of the vessel’s three seating areas as the boat silently cruises along the 10 mile stretch of river known as Lake Clarke. Caterers and guests can utilize the vintage ice box to store their cold drinks and alcoholic beverages. The boat’s mid-ship saloon with pull up table is perfect for serving snacks and refreshments.

How many passengers can I bring?

The Chief Uncas can accommodate up to 24 seated passengers for a private guided tour where SNHA staff share the history of our historic vessel, stories of the special landscape, and lasting legacy of the Susquehanna River! Accommodations can be made for larger group cruises.

For a smaller group experience, up to 12 passengers can walk around and explore the Chief Uncas on a private cruise.

When are cruises available? Memorial Day – Mid-October 

Daytime and evening private cruises are available Monday - Sunday.

How do I secure a reservation?

A deposit of ½ the total cost must be paid to secure the reservation. The remaining balance must be paid prior to, or the day of, the scheduled tour. If the reservation is cancelled inside of 2 weeks of the tour, deposits will not be refunded.

What if it rains?

Tours are dependent on the weather. Our staff constantly monitors the weather and will notify you by email or phone call as soon as possible if weather conditions require tour cancellation. Susquehanna National Heritage Area reserves the right to cancel the boat trip if it is too rainy or stormy or the river is too rough, or for any operational reason. In the event of a cancellation, SNHA staff do their best to reschedule your group. If rescheduling is not possible, you will receive a full refund.

Can I bring small children?

Per US Coastguard recommendation children must be at least 6 months old to board the Chief Uncas.

Are their any requirements for boarding the Chief Uncas?

Passengers must be capable of navigating the boat ramp, dock, and boarding the vessel without assistance. Susquehanna National Heritage Area reserves the right to deny service to individuals or groups in the interest of their own safety or the safety of other passengers, and to any person whose behavior is unacceptable, intrusive, or dangerous to other persons.

Where do I park?

18 spaces are available for parking at the Zimmerman Center. It is the responsibility of the person scheduling to arrange additional parking as needed. SNHA is not responsible for vehicle damage or theft.

How much do private cruises cost?

Cost of Chief Uncas cruises vary based on cruise length and time of day. By answering the questions below, SNHA's boat tour team will do their best to find the experience that fits your interests and budget.

Name (first name, last name)
Contact information (email, phone number)
What length of cruise are you interested in? Choose all that apply.
Do you anticipate serving alcoholic beverages during your cruise? (Alcoholic beverages may only be served during excursions limited to 16 or less passengers)
How many passengers do you anticipate attending this cruise? (Combined experiences are available that accommodate more than 24 passengers)
Do you have a specific date(s) in mind for this cruise? if so please list below.
Do you have a time of day in mind for the cruise? if so list below.
A Word of Thanks!
Thank you for taking time to fill out this form. We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Chief Uncas for a personalized experience. Within 48 hours of completing this form you will be contacted by a member of SNHA's boat tour team who will provide you with experience options and pricing to schedule your cruise aboard the Chief Uncas!
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