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.

Order your tickets for Nautical Nature cruises now and we'll have them ready for pick-up at The Owlet Gift shop when you arrive. Children under two ride free. Please enter quantities needed and indicate your preferred cruise date (subject to availability.)

Qty Adult $14
Qty Senior (over 62) $12
Qty Child (ages 2-12) $7

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* Sorry, No refunds. See Policy Info.

May 23rd thru Oct 25th
• Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 & 3:00 PM

Call for information

Reservations are required seven days in advance.Catering by Fairground Market.  Pizza cruises by Pizza Joes in Portersville.

  • Dinner Cruises - By reservation only.  Min 10 people required.  Includes entree, sides, dessert, and beverage. 
  • Box Lunch -  Includes fully prepared sandwich, two sides and a cold drink.  Call for dates.
  • Pizza Cruise - Wednesday evenings at 5:00PM - Jun-Aug.  Reservations required.

Rent the Nautical Nature for your special event!  Perfect for birthday parties, showers and business meetings.

  • Summer Charter Special (June thru Aug) - $200/first hr and $100 per half hr increments.
  • Fall Charter Rates - $350/hr
  • Catering options available.
  • State law prohibits alcohol.


Offered throughout the summer and fall.  Call for details or check our website regularly for information.

Sept 5th - Oct 25th Come and observe Western Pennsylvania's colorful foliage reflected on the lake.
• Saturday & Sunday Fall Foliage Cruises: 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM.  Reservations advised.

Cruise only:
• Adult: $14
• Senior (over 62): $12
• Children: $7 (Children 2-12, must be supervised)
• Children 2 and under are free
Dinner Cruise: $30 :: Box Lunch Cruise: $22

Pizza Cruises - $35 for 2.  $60 family of four

**Passengers are permitted on board no earlier than 30 minutes prior to cruise**

**All passengers must check in and obtain your ticket from the Owlet Gift Ship prior to boarding (includes prepaid reservations)**

All cruises include a 1.5 hr fully narrated tour of Lake Arthur.  Our Captains and First Mates talk about Park history, fascinating points of interest and answer questions.  Weekend cruise tickets can be ordered online, or by calling the Gift Shop at 724-368-9185. Tickets for dinner, box lunch, and pizza cruises are available by calling or visiting the Owlet Gift Shop. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Tickets are non-refundable (please review cruise policy). All Specialty and Dining Cruises must have paid reservations minimum 1 week prior to event.

Moraine State Park