Come and take a ride on Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat and Moraine State Park’s premier attraction. 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 or at the Owlet Gift Shop. [ Directions ]

The Nautical Nature boards at the McDanels Boat Launch, adjacent to the Gift Shop. Nautical Nature is handicap accessible. Boat will sail with minimum of 10 passengers. There are limited bathroom facilities onboard, so early arrival is suggested to allow use of modern restroom facilities.

Nautical Nature offers enjoyable brunch and dinner cruises for the public as well as private charters for business meetings, seminars, reunions, and parties. Call us today to schedule your reservation!

Environmental programs are also available aboard the Nautical Nature - great for homeschoolers, scouts and classrooms.

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2013 SUMMER CRUISES May 1 - Oct 28
• Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 & 3:00 PM
• Jun - Aug :: Call about Pizza Party Cruises at 5:00 on Wednesdays

Sept 5 11:30 AM :: Sept 9 1 PM :: Sept 17 1:30 PM :: Sept 18 1:30 PM :: Sept 24, 25 Noon. Call for reservations. Some have box lunches.

Reservations are required seven days in advance.Catering by Fairground Market.
• Saturday Dinner Cruises: 5:00 PM
June 2, 16, 30 :: July 4, 28 :: Aug 11, 25 :: Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 :: Oct 5, 12, 19

Sept 8 - Oct 28 Come and observe Western Pennsylvania's colorful foliage reflected on the lake.
• Saturday & Sunday Fall Foliage Cruises: 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Wednesday night Pizza Cruises 5:00 PM
MPF has teamed up with Pizza Joe's in Portersville to offer pizza cruises. $28/2 people. Family of four $45. Call for reservations

Cruise only:
• Adult: $11.00 online/$12 at the gate
• Senior (over 62): $9.00 online/$10.00 at the gate
• Child: $5.00 online/$6.00 at the gate (Children 2-12, must be supervised)
• Children 2 and under are free
Dinner Cruise: $30.00 :: Brunch Cruise: $25.00 :: Box Lunch Cruise: $19.00
Summer cruise and NCT shuttle tickets can be ordered online, or by calling the Gift Shop at 724-368-9185. Tickets for dinner and brunch cruises are available by calling or visiting the Owlet Gift Shop. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Tickets are non-refundable. All Special and Dining Cruises must have paid reservations minimum 1 week prior to event.

• Private charters available for business meetings, seminars, reunions and parties.
• Regular charter rates: $350/hr.
• Minimum rental of 1 hour with additional time billed in half hour increments.
• State law prohibits alcohol.

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