Join us for a unique experience aboard the world’s largest runabout, Pardon Me!
Pardon Me is a 48′ custom runabout designed by John Hacker, outfitted with a Packard 4M-2500 engine that is powered by 100-octane aviation fuel and non-ethanol 90-octane boat fuel, and was built by Hutchinson Boat Works in Alexandria Bay, NY. The 45-minute experience allows for a brief history on the boat and engine, photo/video opportunities and approximately 20 minutes with the vessel underway on the River for up to 6 passengers. The Museum is scheduling Pardon Me Experiences on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, between 1-3pm. The Museum will provide volunteer captains who have their Master’s License issued by the United States Coast Guard.
Reservations must be made in advance.
The Pardon Me Experience will be available on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 1-3pm.
The Museum will assist in coordinating groups of less than 6 but makes no guarantee to fill the seats.
Private Pardon Me Experiences can be arranged.
Please note that all on-water programs are weather-dependent, and the Museum reserves the right to cancel and/or re-book boat rides due to weather or mechanical issues.
Cost: $300 per seat
Pardon Me is approved by the USCG for up to 6 passengers, not including Captain and Crew.
When purchasing individual tickets, Pardon Me must go out with a full 6-passenger load in order to cover the cost of her required fuels.
Our captains are not paid and volunteer their time to ABM, tipping is at the guest’s discretion.
Passengers have the option to split the cost of the remaining unfilled seats if they would still like to go out. 48 hours’ notice will be given regarding the status of any unfilled seats.
Payment is due once all six seats have been filled prior to your ride departing.
In the event that the Museum needs to cancel your ride due to weather or mechanical issues, we will reschedule your ride or refund the fees.
Due to the limited number of runs and economics of operation, there are no refunds for passenger cancellations.
To experience the roar of Pardon Me, please contact Matt Perrin at 315.686.4104 ext. 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred Wednesday or Saturday date and number of seats requested.