Spirit of WV Sternwheeler

The Spirit of West Virginia is stern wheel paddleboat held in Dunbar, on the Kanawha River just west of Charleston. The Spirit has two decks, weighs 49 gross tons and will accommodate around 50 passengers plus a crew. The vessel is powered by a 120 horsepower 371 Detroit Diesel and has a cruise speed of 7 mph.  On board electrical power comes from a 21Kw Kohler generator.  The air conditioned main cabin will seat 36 people and the fuel tank holds around 800 gallons. The Spirit of West Virginia is fully certified for river travel by the United States Coast Guard.  The vessel is available for charter and can be organized in a variety of ways to satisfy your needs, plus catering is always available. There are one hour cruises available which begin at Haddad Riverfront Park and take a very scenic route up to the 35th Street Bridge and back. The Spirit is definitely worth taking a trip and relaxing on if you are in town and looking for something different.
After your cruise around the Charleston waterways the Holiday Inn invites you to come and stay with us during your time here. We have many amenities to keep you refreshed while away from home. Guests love our new indoor pool and hot tub facility as well as the in-house Mosa Café & Grille. You can surf the web and watch your favorite TV shows all at the same time too, with the free Wi-Fi and premium cable and pay-per-view movie packages. Click here to make a reservation and we hope to be seeing you soon!

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  • Holiday Inn Around 5 Minutes Away from Haddad Riverfront Park
  • Relax as the Spirit Tours You All Around the Capitol City
  • Great Way to Spend An Evening
  • Holiday Inn Provides All the Comforts of Home
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