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Preston's Pearl

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Come and take a ride on Preston's Pearl, an enclosed pontoon boat and Moraine State Park’s premier attraction, now featuring a second floor open air deck. 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.

Preston's Pearl boards at the McDanels Boat Launch, adjacent to the Gift Shop. Preston's Pearl is handicap accessible.  There are limited bathroom facilities onboard, so early arrival is suggested to allow use of modern restroom facilities.

Preston's Pearl offers enjoyable brunch and dinner cruises for the public as well as private charters for business meetings, wedding showers, baby showers, seminars, reunions, and parties. Call us today to schedule your reservation!

Environmental programs are also available aboard Preston's Pearl - great for homeschoolers, scouts and classrooms.

Tickets can be purchased on line ahead of your desired cruise date. Tickets are also available at The Owlet up to one hour before cruise time.


  • Adults $19
  • Children $10 (Children 3-12 must be supervised)
  • Children 2 and under are free

Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day 
• Saturdays & Sundays 1:00PM

• Saturdays & Sundays 12:30PM and 2:30PM


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

Wednesdays on the Water- Most Wednesdays through the season.  Cruise time is 3:00pm. Please see ticket website for availability

Pizza on the Pontoon- Most Wednesdays through the season. Cruise time is 6pm. Please see the ticket website for availability.

Regatta Weekend- Special cruises offered August 3rd and 4th from McDanels Launch Area. See the ticket website for details.

Eagle/Osprey Cruise- August 29th, 2024 

Fall Foliage- October 4th , 2024

DINING CRUISES (pricing subject to change)

Reservations are required 3 days in advance. Catering is offered by Fairground Market.  Pizza cruises by Pizza Joes in Portersville.

  • Dinner Cruises -$34 per person
  • Brunch Cruise- $34 per person
  • Pizza Cruise - $23 (adults) $13 children


Rent Preston's Pearl for your special event!  Perfect for birthday parties, showers and business meetings.

  • Charters are priced at $400 for a 90-minute cruise.
  • Additional minutes may be added at a rate of $100 per 30 minutes
  • Catering options available at additional cost
  • State law prohibits alcohol.
  • Charter Cruise can accommodate up to 40 



**Passengers are permitted on board once the captain and first mate have given access**

**All passengers must check in at the Owlet Gift Shop 30 minutes prior to boarding (includes prepaid reservations)**

 Weekend cruise tickets can be ordered online, or by calling the Gift Shop at 724-368-9185.  Mastercard and Visa accepted. Tickets are non-refundable. All cruises require payment at time of booking