Good time for all of us, better this year because the river was closed and had to go to a part of the river that we had never been to.
It was a fun trip
Had a great time it was absolutely awesome
The experience was good. We booked the cruise to see the air show, which we did, but didn't leave the dock, because it was too windy. Since we didn't leave the dock, they informed us that we would received two complimentary tickets for another cruise. We are very much looking forward to it.
What an awesome time on the Goodtime III...the best seats in the house for the air show.
Most definitely would recommend taking a cruise on the Goodtime !!! with Captain Rick. Our cruise a few weeks ago was amazing. Most definitely worth every penny.
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It was a very wonderful trip. The information we were told about was just so exciting. Sure was a lot of money invested in this area to make great things happen. Would love to go again with friends who missed this trip.
Great informative trip, handled a bit of bad weather very professionally with all staff, everybody was very nice and accommodating! Thank you! Would do again!
Yesterday afternoon a group of 15 of us took the 3 p.m. cruise. The weather was perfect!! We spent time on the River which was very scenic with a very interesting narrative providing historical information about the area. After we completed the river cruise, we ventured out on the lake. The views of downtown Cleveland were spectacular!! The entire crew was very nice and accommodating, especially Amy in the office. Our entire group had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to making it an annual event.
Had a wonderful time. I've lived in cleveland my whole life and it was nice seeing the view out on the lake. Did not realize how beautiful our lake and city has become. I
The staff was great, food was good and the atmosphere on the boat was wonderful. I had my mother's 60th birthday dinner on the boat and she and her friends was well please. They had good entertainment and the DJ on the 2nd floor played all my favorite song. It was a night to remember. Thank you Good Time III family.

GOODTIME III - an Educational & Entertainment Landmark in Cleveland, OH.

1,000 Passenger Vessel offering Public Narrated Tours by day and Entertainment Cruises and Private Charters in the evenings.

2019 Christmas Party for the Crew! They make your experience aboard the Ship a good time!!! It is a pleasure to host this annual Event for the Best Crew in the Business!!!

Merry Christmas to our Crew and all our Passengers!

Thank you,
The Fryan Family

SS Wilfred Sykes

Very Cool time-lapse video!

Time lapse of our after dark trip back out of the Cuyahoga River last night. Couple of white knuckle moments but made it unscathed! ........................................... #Cleveland #Ohio #CuyahogaRiver #GreatLakes #LakeErie #LifeAtSea #HumansAtSea #CoolMariners #Boat_Aesthetics #maritime #merchantmarine #Ship #Boat #Boatnerd #TimeLapse #Awesome #SSWilfredSykes #WilfredSykes

Thank You for your service!


BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

Very Humbling...

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced...

NEVER Forget what happened, NEVER Forget those we lost


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It was a good time and a good turn out for the First Annual Classic Boat and Car Show at Mentor Harbor Yacht Club benefiting the Spirit of America Foundation

We had a GREAT day yesterday at the 1st Annual Classic Car and Boat Show hosted at our friends location, Mentor Harbor Yachting Club and by volunteers of the MHYC Car And Classic Boat Show Doyle Sailmakers Cleveland and of course SOA. Special thanks go to Mentor Harbor Yachting Club and our GREAT sponsors Classic Volkswagen South Shore Marine and GOODTIME III The Gravel Pit Great Lakes Boat Works and The Wine Roost With 37 cars and 7 boats we have the following results ... Cars: 1st Place: Sherry P with her 1949 GMC Series 3100 Truck, 2nd Place: Chuck S with his 1932 Ford Coupe and 3rd Place:Tom M with his 1968 Chevy Corvette. Best of Show goes to: Walt W. with his 1966 Chevy C-10 Truck. Boats: 1st Place: Jason L with his families 1955 Lyman. 2nd Place: Nate D with his 1958 Glaspar and 3rd place to Jeff B with his 1978 Spectra. Best of show to the beautiful Miss Josephine, a 1952 Cris Craft and her owner Josephine L! Thanks to all for coming out and helping us to have a very successful 1st Annual car and Boat Show. Looking forward to it again next year!

Congrats to our outstanding crew members for always going above and beyond! #CaptainsAwards

A gorgeous night on our gorgeous Lake.

Come celebrate Christmas in July with us on the Goodtime III! 🎄

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Have you ever seen #Cleveland from aboard the GOODTIME III? Read our review here and make plans to enjoy a #boat cruise soon! 🛳️✨👉

Go Cleveland, it's your birthday
Looking great for 223 years old!

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We are optimistic this will again be the standard protocol.

When Norfolk Southern Corp. speaks, people listen...

Jordan Vandenberge's WEWS-TV piece from yesterday provides a more factual summary, ( but it is noticeable when train journalists see the dialogue on the Iron Curtain being newsworthy.

While the "bridge up" policy change may not become the official standard, it provides a sea-change of difference when it comes to the daily operations of Cleveland's tourism-related businesses that transit the Cuyahoga River during the busiest time of their seasonal business cycle.

We'd like to give three quick shout-outs:
- The substantive dialogue and discussions on NS1 is a direct outcome of the relationships forged through the Cuyahoga River Safety Task Force. Thanks to those stakeholders.
- Local journalists and news outlets with a keen ear for a story that needs to be told were essential for providing a needed focus and visibility on the pain Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie tourism related businesses were feeling. We're giving a deserved horn-blow to Jordan, WEWS and The E.W. Scripps Company ownership. Thanks also to WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland.
- Kudos to Norfolk Southern for coming to the table, being open to stakeholder feedback, and in head-spinning fashion, enacting changes that will have an immediate impact on tourism-related business during the busiest part of their season.

See you on the Cuyahoga River later today and for tonight's Parade of Lights!

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It's always a good time when we have some four-legged passengers on board.

Check out these cute service doggos!

We loved getting to share the Lake with Tall Ships Cleveland this weekend.

Who got to see these amazing ships at the festival or from our decks? Comment below!

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If you took photos of or from the Goodtime III during the Tall Ships Cleveland Festival this week, be sure to share them and tag us!

Also, a shoutout to Share the River for all they've been sharing on Twitter and Facebook about the festival. Always great to have you aboard!

The scene along the The Port of Cleveland and North Coast Harbor during our ride on the GOODTIME III at yesterday's Cleveland Tall Ships Festival Parade of sail. Cleveland's Lake Erie waterfront will look a LOT different today as 10 ships line up for three days of fun. Tickets at

We're certainly happy this issue is getting attention and getting solved. Great coverage by News 5 Cleveland!

As we enjoyed a meal at Shooters on the Water on the edge of the Cuyahoga River last night, we appreciated how different the river looked and acted from earlier in the week.

As many know, News 5 Cleveland's Jordan Vandenberge ran a Wednesday night story detailing how local (and seasonal) tourism businesses like Great Lakes Water Sports, the Nautica Queen Cruise Dining Ship, and the GOODTIME III have been impacted by the lift schedule of the Norfolk Southern Corp Bridge known as the "Iron Curtain".

Fast forward to last night where NS1 was open (yes, for the incoming Sam Laud transit), closed for a passing train, then reopened. Recreational boater traffic along the Flats East Bank was noticeably up. And three H2O law enforcement boats were on the scene helping keep the flow going in a safe fashion. It was a great look for Cleveland's waterfront in the same week the MLB All-Star Game placed Cleveland in the national limelight.

We're greatly encouraged that national and local business interests can be satisfied by a sustainable, cooperative solution that meets the needs of Cuyahoga River stakeholders. Have a great weekend enjoying Cleveland's waterfront everybody!

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Last night, passengers got to witness a surprise fireworks show during our Friday Smooth Jazz/R&B Cruise!


Great night with the SPAZMATICS aboard the GOODTIME III

There is still Tickets left to see the Spazmatics ... go to to buy your tickets or come on down to our ticket office!!!

Order Your Tickets TODAY to See the Tall Ships from the BEST Perspective! July 12-14, 2019

A GREAT PHOTO! BY Laurel Veinfortner Decker

Happy #FourthofJuly from all of us aboard the Goodtime III!

Tickets arr still available for Fireworks Cruise! Lower Deck Availabilty Only.

Spirit of America

This is an awesome program for our Youth. Get involved at

It’s a great morning in Ohio! We hope to share our excitement and fun on the water with all of you today!#TeachingTheWayOurChildrenLearn #AmericasPremierYouthBoatingEducationProgram #MoreKidsOnBoats #NoChildLeftAtTheDock #TodayShowPlaza #TodayShow

Enjoying the sounds of Kendall Stauffer and Friends aboard the City Lights Cruise

Check out the Entertainment Lineup for this SUMMER!


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GOODTIME III on Google 2019 FULL Summer Season begins June 14th. But hop on our Lunch, Sightseeing Tours on Sat. & Sun. starting Memorial Day Weekend... There's a 11 AM Luncheon (Advance Resv. required), a 12Noon or 3PM Narrated Sightseeing Tour. Then... Starting June 14th (in 2019) The complete Summer Schedule begins; Th...

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GOODTIME III is back in the Water Memorial Day Weekend for Luncheons & Narrated Sightseeing Tours - 12Noon & 3PM Saturday thru Monday.

Float the Cuyahoga River on a blow-up flamingo: 13 things not to do when a big boat is coming

Be Safe out there on the water!

Our very own Captain Jordan Kit shows us all the safety concerns for Commercial Vessels plying the Mighty Cuyahoga River. Here's what not to do on the Cuyahoga River -- especially when a big boat like the Goodtime III is headed your way.

Having a Great Mother's Day aboard the Ship!

Arizona Cardinals draft Andy Isabella with pick acquired in Josh Rosen trade

Former GOODTIME III Crewmember's Son selected as Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. CONGRATS TO THE ENTIRE ISABELLA FAMILY!!!! The Arizona Cardinals have made a statement with their three picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. With the first pick, they took Kyler Murray, with the second pick they took Byron Murphy and with their...

Oh, what a sight! Terminal Tower observation deck reopens this weekend

Here's a LANDMARK in Cleveland OH. Go do it! The Terminal Tower is owned by the K&D Group CLEVELAND -- Looking for some springtime photo ops? The Terminal Tower is reopening it's observation deck this weekend. The event site says you can enjoy a self-guided tour of the building's 42nd floor which features beautiful views of the city. Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased online, here...

[03/18/19]   the 2019 Season is coming soon!

Mother's Day is 55 Days away!

It is with a heavy heart we post this announcement...

Carol Mylant worked tirelessly with the Goodtime Cruise Line and Fryan Family for nearly 20 years aboard GOODTIME II and III. Carol was an incredible multi-tasker and a very dedicated Crew member. Carol touched everyone's life in a positive way. We are proud to have been a part of her life and extended family.

Calling Hours are;
Tuesday, March 12th from 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home
37433 Euclid Ave. Willoughby, OH 44094.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday March 13, at 10:30 AM
Ss Robert & William Parish
367 E 260 St. Euclid OH, 44132

Carol was born on August 5, 1935 and passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Carol was a resident of Ohio at the time of passing.

Contributions to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105

When given the opportunity to sit down with writer Megan Kruger before a recent performance, of course we jumped at the chance! Check out the article on Medium!

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We we're lucky enough to meet this wonderful little girl. She taught so many people how to live life and put smiles on everyone's face. We are saddened by the passing of Oliviah Hall. Our honorary Captain will be missed...

Oliviah is forever in our hearts. 💕

Massive waves wash historic lighthouse beacon into Lake Michigan

Never underestimate the power of Water! The South Pier Light Navigational Beacon, which has stood in some form near the entrance to Manitowoc Harbor in Wisconsin for more than 164 years, fell into Lake Michigan around 8:30 a.m. after its 20-foot-tall fiberglass tower was hit by waves and strong winds, the U.S. Coast Guard said.


1,000 Passenger Vessel offering Public Narrated Tours by day and Entertainment Cruises and Private Charters in the evenings. Since 1958 GOODTIME Cruises and Tours have been educating and entertaining young and old visitors and residents alike on the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland’s Lakefront right from East Ninth Street Pier and North Coast Harbor. Two Hour Narrated Tours are refreshing and informative, with a unique perspective of the City and the many bridges that connect its East and West Side. Cleveland, once known as the “City of Bridges” was a power-house during the Industrial Revolution also was home to many of the Headquarters of the Fortune 500 Companies. The history of the Cuyahoga River took many turns over the years, just as the River itself has many turns... The word; Cuyahoga means “Crooked” and was named so by the Iroquoian-speaking North American Indians called Eriez or Erie People. The 2-hour tours are offered Tuesday - Sunday during the summer sailing season. Shining a light on Cleveland and the key areas of distinction that have made our country great. You will find a new appreciation for the reversal of years of Pollution that once made international news (June 22, 1969) and brought about the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 and the Clean Water Act in 1972. There are many significant facts you will learn about Cleveland and the People who started their companies along the river banks.

Come cruise with us - a 3rd generation family-owned and operated business in the best location in the nation - Cleveland is more than a Destination... its a good time!!!

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