Mortensen Riverfront Plaza and Charter Oak Landing serve as departure points for two river cruise lines - Hartford Belle Cruises & Lady Katharine Cruises.

The Hartford Belle


The Hartford Belle is a beautiful 49-passenger riverboat reminiscent of simpler times. She has a mahogany-trimmed enclosed cabin, but Captain Fenn likes to keep the windows open to enjoy the warm summer breezes. A full bar is available to serve your favorite drinks and light snacks. There is ample seating, or you can stand on the bow to get the best views of your trip along the majestic Connecticut River.

Hartford Belle 2017 Schedule


Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day & Labor Day
May 27 through October 8, 2017
Thursdays & Fridays in July & August

NOTE: Cruises will not operate on Sunday, October 1, during the Haed of the Riverfront Regatta, and there will be modified operations on Saturday, August 19, during the Dragon Boat Festival. 

60-Minute Cruise
Depart Mortensen Riverfront Plaza: 12:15 pm
Depart Charter Oak Landing: 12:30 pm
60-minute tours cruise along the Hartford Riverfront and under all the area bridges with a narration about the history of the Connecticut River and the City of Hartford.
Fares: Adult (12 & up) $16, Child (2-11) $9, Senior (62+) $15

90-Minute Cruise
Depart Charter Oak Landing: 1:45 pm
Depart Mortensen Riverfront Plaza: 2 pm
90-minute tours cruise along Hartford Riverfront and then down to scenic and historic Wethersfield Cove, along with narration.
Fares: Adult (12 & up) $22, Child (2-11) $15, Senior (62+) $21

Thirsty 3rd Thursday Happy Hour Cruises, 21+ (90-minutes)
90-minute happy hour cruises are offered on the third Thursday of each month June thru September, featuring happy hour beer and wine specials. 2017 dates: June 18, July 16, August 20 and September 17
Depart Charter Oak Landing: 5:30 pm
Depart Mortensen Riverfront Plaza: 5:45 pm
Fares: Adult (12 & up) $22, Senior (62+) $21

For information or reservations, contact Hartford Belle Cruises:


Lady Katharine Cruises

When you think of the good life, remember Lady Kate Cruises and make a memory because…everything is better on the water!

Take a virtual tour and contact Lady Katharine Cruises for information or reservations:

  • Phone: For detailed information including schedules and fees, call 866.86.RIVER (866.867.4837).
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