Broad Ripple Boat Company in Indiana:
White River Paddle Wheel Boat Excursions


Broad Ripple Boat Company was founded by our Captain Michael McRee. His purpose of restoring the Perseverance II was to bring back the era of paddleboat excursions.

Broad Ripple Boat Company is second to none for luxury, quality and accessibility. For the first time in decades, Central Indiana has a stunning paddle wheel boat roaming its White River. Hoosiers and visitors from abroad are able to enjoy the nostalgia of cruising along the river in a custom crafted paddle wheel boat.

From corporate meetings and events to weddings and birthday parties, there is no limit to occasions for a joyous and serene cruise along the beautiful White River.


Captain Michael McRee, founder of Broad Ripple Boat Company, has more than 35 years of experience navigating rivers throughout the United States. He is a visionary craftsman who, through long hours of hard work and sweat, resurrected the Perseverance II.

After three long years, his perseverance paid off. He worked diligently salvaging the vessel and creating a paddleboat that harbors a future of good times, live music and great food.

Bring your party offshore, and cruise Indiana's premier paddle wheel boat, the Persevence II.

"Thanks so much for a wonderful afternoon cruising on the White River!  This was a group outing/going away party for us at work.  Starting off we had many in our group that had never been on the river and enjoyed it so much they want to go again!  Everything was perfect from the catering and live entertainment which was done by The Broadripple Tavern to the Crew that took care of us while we were cruising!  Hope to see you all again soon…maybe in the Fall when the leaves are turning!"-Duke Reality

"We all had a great time. The boat trip was very relaxing , the food was excellent.
-Kathy and David