The SONGO RIVER QUEEN II is a privately built replica of the famed Mississippi River Paddle Wheelers. The QUEEN is 93 feet long, 23 feet wide, and tips the scales at over 100 tons, enabling it to offer an exceptionally smooth ride for even the most timid of passengers. Built in 1982, the QUEEN is meticulously cleaned and maintained to the highest of standards. She is rated for up to 350 passengers and is handicapped accessible. The QUEEN has two decks including an open upper deck with an attractive red striped canopy for protection from the sun and rain, as well as a fully enclosed lower deck, and there are restrooms on board.
This allows her to easily accommodate large groups of people for weddings, corporate outings, anniversary parties, reunions, bus tours, functions, family reunions, project graduations, proms, and any other outing you might want to book. In season we have scheduled boat trips allowing you to see the lakes in a comfortable and affordable fashion whenever you are in the area. A food court is available on board for your convenience.
A cocktail bar serving beer, wine, and liquor also operates on board, therefore, no alcoholic beverages may be carried aboard, per state law. The legal drinking age in Maine is 21 and a photo ID will be required to purchase alcohol.
The SONGO RIVER QUEEN I was built in 1970 and cruised continually each season until her tragic demise in October of 1981 when she completely burned at dock down to the water line.
The SONGO RIVER QUEEN II was christened on May 29, 1982 and was a larger version of the 65 foot SONGO RIVER QUEEN I. Her replacement tapes out at 93 feet long, has a 23 foot beam, and tops the scales at over 100 tons.
The SONGO RIVER QUEEN II has been in continuous operation for 52 consecutive years and has a perfect safety record. Rated for 350 passengers, she has two deck levels, a food court and cocktail bar, and restroom facilities. Her season runs from Memorial Day to Halloween and the scenery is constantly changing from season to season.
Other than at the busiest of times, there should be ample parking on the causeway. Keep in mind that additional parking has been created on both sides of Rt. 302 from the bridge east all the way to the lights, There is also a huge parking lot open to the public at the Cornerstone Church located at the corner of Rt. 302 and Rt. 114, just beyond the Augustus Bove House, which is right across the street from Rick's Cafe.