So, 2020 got off to an unusual start, but the American Lady is ready to resume cruises on Thursday, May 21. The tables and chairs have social distancing, fewer guests on each cruise, plated meals and other efforts to ensure smooth sailing. Join us soon for some much needed relief!
We specialize in 1.5 to 2-hour public cruises on the Mississippi River along the banks of Dubuque, Iowa. Depending on which day you join us, we will have a combination of Lunch, Happy Hour, and Sunset Dinner Cruises.
Our yacht is the venue for many private cruises every year. Weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, class reunions, and corporate outings are just a sample of events held on board Dubuque's American Lady.
We appreciate railroads and the hard work of their crews, but travelers need to be aware of possible driving delays due to Dubuque streets being blocked by trains. If you are approaching our location by driving northbound on US Hwy 61/151, do not take the White Street or 9th Street Exits to get to us. Both of these exits cross railroad tracks, and trains can sometimes block street traffic as long as 30 minutes. That could cause you to miss your cruise!
Instead, continue north and take the Kerper Blvd Exit. At the traffic light, turn right, then turn left onto 16th Street. Be in the right lane, and turn right onto Admiral Sheehy Dr, and then take the next right turn to arrive in our parking lot. On this route, the road takes you over the railroad tracks avoiding the possibility of being delayed by a train!
We happily let children 3 years of age and younger take a ride free of charge, but they are counted as a passenger just like paying customers. So, when you make reservations, please inform us if you have that little bundle of joy so we can add them to our passenger list!
We are located in the Dubuque Yacht Basin. Park in Catfish Charlie's Restaurant parking lot, and walk around to the back of the building. You will see our ticket office and yacht located at the same dock.
1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, United States
10:00 am – 05:00 pm
We do not have office hours on Saturday and Sunday from November to mid April, but in the warmer months, our office is open 7 days a week.