Riverboat Days

Several of the largest sternwheeler boats on the Ohio River system are scheduled for stops in Marietta this summer. Join us June through early September as The American Countless , the American Queen, The American Heritage, and the American Duchess make several stops in our town this year.

The giant sternwheelers will spend several hours in port, and Marietta offers multiple river-related activities for sightseers to experience while in town for the exciting Riverboat Days.

Tours of the visiting sternwheelers are not available, but Marietta has its very own sternwheeler in town, the Valley Gem, which offers narrated sightseeing tours. Right next door to the Valley Gem visitors can take in the Ohio River Museum and explore the WP Snyder tow boat exhibit.

Enjoy the river alongside the Queens! Rent a kayak from the Marietta Adventure Company and spend the afternoon on the water.  For land lovers, the Marietta Adventure Company also rents out bicycles to hit the trails. Ride along the river trail on a Segway with Scott’s Super Adventures.


2022 Boat Schedule:

The American Heritage is scheduled to dock on the Ohio River Levee in Marietta on the following dates:

September 2,  American Heritage, 2:30-9:30

September 4,  American Countess, 8am-5pm


September 8TH,  American , American Countess  9AM-1PM, DOCKING IN BELPRE, BEHIND THE BELPRE SHRINE CLUB

September 9-11,  Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

September 22,  American Heritage, 2:30-9:30pmSeptember 26

September 26,  American Heritage, 9am-1pm

October 28, American Duchess, 8am-5pm

November 1, American Duchess, 8am-5pm