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Bismarck’s Mnishoshe Pontoon

Mnishoshe revolutionizes the river experience by granting guests the freedom to indulge in the beauty of the Missouri River without the hassle of operating a watercraft. Our vessel offers a unique blend of convenience and customization, allowing passengers to tailor every aspect of their journey. From selecting preferred beverages stocked at the bar to choosing cuisine from our esteemed restaurant partners, guests have unparalleled control over their experience. This approach ensures that every moment aboard Mnishoshe is curated to exceed expectations, offering a seamless blend of relaxation, adventure, and discovery.

Mnishoshe Key Features

  • One-of-a-kind, Custom built Tri-Toon.
  • Powered by dual, 125hp Yamaha outboard motors, capable of traveling 30MPH while fully stocked with passengers.
  • 35ft long, 10ft wide, with seating for 14 along with 4 separate tables.
  • Custom Audio system from Bluehawk Audio boasting 8 speakers, two subwoofers, and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Custom “micro-bar” stocked with only beverages your group wants.
  • Custom “hot-boxes” to keep your desired food items toasty until the right moment.
  • Captained by Capt. Chuck Archambault, USCG Master Commercial Vessel Captain.
  • Holder of the US Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection, US Coast Guard Stability Letter, and licensed through the North Dakota Dept. of Game and Fish.
  • Permitted to operate from the City of Bismarck, the North Dakota Attorney General, and the North Dakota Secretary of State.

Heritage, Hospitality, Recreation – How the Mnishoshe Came to Be

  • One-of-a-kind, Custom built Tri-Toon.
  • Powered by dual, 125hp Yamaha outboard motors, capable of traveling 30MPH while fully stocked with passengers.
  • 35ft long, 10ft wide, with seating for 14 along with 4 separate tables.
  • Custom Audio system from Bluehawk Audio boasting 8 speakers, two subwoofers, and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Custom “micro-bar” stocked with only beverages your group wants.
  • Custom “hot-boxes” to keep your desired food items toasty until the right moment.
  • Captained by Capt. Chuck Archambault, USCG Master Commercial Vessel Captain.
  • Holder of the US Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection, US Coast Guard Stability Letter, and licensed through the North Dakota Dept. of Game and Fish.
  • Permitted to operate from the City of Bismarck, the North Dakota Attorney General, and the North Dakota Secretary of State.

Mission and Values:

Named after an ancient moniker for the Missouri River, Mnishoshe is defined by a profound commitment to heritage education and preservation, rooted in the core values of honor, reverence, and respect for the Missouri River. While hospitality and entertainment are central to our services, our foremost responsibility lies in educating our clients about the river’s rich history, cultural significance, and pivotal role in shaping the region.

Our mission is deeply rooted in heritage education, inspired by the ethos of The Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation and The Lewis & Clark Riverboat. We strive to honor the legacy of the Missouri River by fostering a deep appreciation for its significance in shaping local communities and broader historical narratives. Through every voyage, we endeavor to impart knowledge, spark curiosity, and cultivate a profound connection to the river’s past and present.

Dedication to History:

Our commitment to history is unwavering, driven by a dedicated team of trained historians who curate our offerings with meticulous attention to detail. Every aspect of the river’s rich history is brought to life aboard Mnishoshe, ensuring that each narrative is presented with honesty, integrity, and reverence. We believe in the power of storytelling to illuminate the past and inspire future generations, and our historians stand at the forefront of this mission, sharing their expertise and passion with every guest who embarks on a journey with us. Collaborating with esteemed organizations like The North Dakota Historical Society and The Bismarck Historical Society, Mnishoshe actively contributes to raising awareness and sharing the rich tapestry of river history with all who seek to understand it.

We know that once our guests come to understand what The Missouri River was in the past, they can begin to grasp its importance going into the future and grant respect for its strength, majesty, and the immeasurable contribution it has made to humanity.

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Contact

1700 River Road, Bismarck, ND 58503

701-255-4233

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