About Us

Cruise the Mississippi in Style aboard Dubuque’s American Lady!

2017 Event Season

Since 2006, Dubuque’s American Lady has provided the enchantment behind hundreds of events. There’s no better place to take in the beauty of the sparkling river caps on the Mississippi River, the majestic limestone bluffs rich with seasonal foliage, and the scenic Dubuque skyline than aboard the million dollar American Lady Yacht. Our two-story yacht provides spacious and luxurious accommodations.

The American Lady was completely refurbished in 2005 providing modern, sleek styling with the latest in fabrics and woods, making the interior warm and inviting. We are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified for 128 guests with two climate controlled, enclosed salons, and open air bow and upper aft deck seating areas. The Main Salon has seating for up to 90 guests, and the Admirals Quarters on the upper deck seats 24. Whether you are cruising for celebration, entertainment or relaxation, the staff and crew of the American Lady will make your cruise a magnificent event.

Food and Beverage

Full service catering is available by our exclusive caterer, Catfish Charlie’s River Club. Our sales and event staff will assist in coordinating all of your culinary needs. We also offer a full service bar with a selection of beer, wine, liquors and frozen drinks. Bar packages, as well as hosted or cash bar options are available.

Customized menus are available, and the American Lady is happy to accommodate children’s menus and vegetarian requests.


The American Lady’s home port is in Dubuque Yacht Basin by Catfish Charlie’s River Club, 1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque. Ample on-site parking is available.

The American Lady is handicap accessible and, pursuant to Iowa Law, smoke free.