Riverboat Days


Two of the largest sternwheeler boats on the Ohio River system are scheduled for stops in Marietta this summer (2020). Join us June through early September as The American Countless (a brand-new riverboat with stately charm) and The American Duchess (a luxurious maritime masterpiece) will dock in Marietta.

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.


2020 Boat Schedule:


American Duchess

August 5th

August 9th

September 5th

September 9th

American Countless

June 26th

June 30th