Hakuna Matata Riverboat Rides

The River Rambler Tour is a fun 1 hour narrative riverboat ride on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, highlighting the historical and geographical points of interest.

Sunset Cruises are also offered 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. This cruise is designed for total relaxation. Grab a cocktail, sit back, relax and enjoy our island music.

Our Hakuna Matata is also available to be rented for private groups, parties and events during the day and evenings for 1 or 2 hours.

Special themed cruises will be scheduled throughout the year. These include: Wine Tastings, Sunset, Fall Foliage, Haunted or create your own theme. The Hakuna Matata is the place to celebrate special events and holidays such as: Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July Fireworks, Blessing of the Fleet, Veteran's Day and Halloween.

Brides-to-Be Take Note! Hakuna Matata is the perfect location for weddings, Bachelorette and Bachelor Parties, Bridal Showers and Rehearsal Dinners. The Captain of the Hakuna Matata can marry a couple on board as authorized by Maritime Laws.

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Latitude: 38.950389 Longitude: -90.42525 Elevation: 459 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Joe and Jan DeSherlia

About the Vessel

Grafton Harbor's Hakuna Matata is a 49 passenger tour that takes you on a wonderful adventure on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. The Hakuna Matata is an all-weather, 53’ foot, 49-passenger Coast Guard licensed tour boat. There is seating on the upper and the lower decks. The first level of the boat is fully enclosed with large windows and the upper deck is an open air patio offering a 360 degree view. Our Tiki Bar offers tropical drinks, beer, wine, soda, water and light snacks. 

Seasons Open and Departure

April thru November

Length of Tour

We offer 1 and 2 hour cruises.

Costs and Fees

1 Hour Cruises are - Adults $18, Seniors $16, Kids $9 and 2 Hour Daytime Cruises are $25/Person and our 2 Hour Sunset Cruises are $29/Person.

How to Find the Departure Point

Reservations are highly recommended. 

To make a reservation call Grafton Harbor at 618-786-7678

Or visit us at 215 West Water Street, Grafton IL 62037. 

When arriving for your Riverboat Ride please check in at the Winery and Gift Shop located at 215 West Water Street, Grafton IL 62037

Eco-Friendly Notes

Grafton Harbor along with other friends of the river, take pride in preserving the wildlife as well has the beauty of our rivers. 

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Grafton Harbor is a family owned marina.  Joe and Jan DeSherlia's goal is to make Grafton Harbor, "The Harbor of Hospitality"!

Accessibility Notes

Grafton Harbor offers a handicap ramp onto the main platform of the marina. The tourboat is accessible for wheelchairs but we do encourage smaller wheelchairs.

Pet Friendly Notes

We do not allow pets aboard our tour boat. Sorry. 

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