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Preston’s Pearl Cruises


Come and take a ride on Preston's Pearl, an enclosed pontoon boat and Moraine State Park’s premier attraction, now featuring a second floor open air deck. Enjoy learning about the area’s natural history and osprey reintroduction, while appreciating the unique scenery and wildlife on an exciting trip around Lake Arthur. Boat tours operate on a regular schedule throughout the summer and are open to the public. Tickets are required and can be purchased online https://www.morainepreservationfund.org/activities/boat-tours-cruises/ or at the Owlet Gift Shop. Preston's Pearl boards at the McDanels Boat Launch, adjacent to the Gift Shop. Preston's Pearl is handicap accessible. There are limited bathroom facilities onboard, so early arrival is suggested to allow use of modern restroom facilities. Preston's Pearl offers enjoyable brunch and dinner cruises for the public as well as private charters for business meetings, wedding showers, baby showers, seminars, reunions, and parties.  Tickets can be purchased on line https://www.morainepreservationfund.org/activities/boat-tours-cruises/ ahead of your desired cruise date. Tickets are also available at The Owlet up to one hour before cruise time.

Sunday, June 23 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

More dates through September 1, 2024

Moraine State Park, McDanel’s Launch, North Shore Moraine State Park
225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, PA 16051-2031


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McDanel’s Launch, North Shore Moraine State Park

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