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Historic boat tours set to begin on rivers

May 23rd, 2016

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May 23, 2016

Historic boat tours set to begin on rivers

WANE Staff Reports


Riverfront Fort Wayne will offer a series of boat tours along the city’s rivers beginning Sunday.

Beginning May 29, residents ages 12-adult can take a relaxing pontoon boat ride on select Sunday evenings at one of three times, 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. Each tour can accommodate 10 people and the cost is $12 per person. Boats will launch from Headwaters Park West. Pre-registration and payment is required online by visiting and then following the menu to Register/Reserve Now to Adult Programs/Trips to Special Event.

Matt Jones, a local historian and tour guide, will lead the tours while providing historical information about our community’s rivers. The first tour is titled “The Wickedest City in the West – Rivers, Rails and Canals.”

Riverfront Fort Wayne hosts regular programs and events as part of a three-part effort to build support for revitalizing the downtown riverfront. Programming, maintenance and development are all part of efforts to create a downtown riverfront that is a regional destination and source of pride for all of northeast Indiana. Partners in Riverfront Fort Wayne include the City of Fort Wayne, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and the Capital Improvement Board. More information is available at