Blennerhassett Island is a gem. Visiting the island is 'a must see ' attraction in West Virginia. Access to the island is via a 20-minute sternwheeler ride on the Island Belle departing from Point Park in Parkersburg, W.Va.. The 19th century-style riverboat plys the beautiful Ohio River, carrying today's passengers into a bygone era. Public excursions are available from May through the last weekend of October on a varying schedule.