Our Public Cruises

Dinner Cruise

Sunset from the bow

The two hour Sunset Dinner Cruise aboard the American Lady is the perfect way to take in Dubuque's beautiful river scenery while enjoying a delicious meal catered by Catfish Charlie's.  This is usually the most relaxing cruise of the day filled with sunsets, cooler temperatures, and good times.  We offer this cruise four nights per week at times that fit most schedules.

The cruise schedule for Wednesday and Friday is from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Boarding begins at 7:15 pm and you can check-in at our Ticket Office after 6:45 pm to receive your boarding pass.

The cruise schedule for Saturday and Sunday is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Boarding begins at 5:45 pm and you can check-in at our Ticket Office after 5:15 pm to receive your boarding pass.


On occasion, our scheduled cruises may run at different times.  If this is the case on the date you want to cruise, we will make you aware of the time changes. 

  • The Adult Dinner Cruise is $41.95 + sales tax
  • The Dinner Cruise for children between the ages of 4 to 12 is $29.95 + sales tax
  • Those 3 years of age and younger ride free
  • Beverage service featuring wine, liquor, beer, and soft drinks is available for purchase
  • Reservations are required and payment is needed when you make your reservations
  • We require a 48 hour notice of cancellation for a refund

Dinner is served buffet style and includes a lettuce salad, rolls, 2 meats, a potato, a vegetable, and chocolate brownies for dessert.  We plan the following schedule for the meat entrees, but we reserve the right to substitute this or any other part of the buffet if the need arises;

Wednesday and Friday

Slow Roasted Pork Loin in natural au jus and Fried Catfish Fingers


Beef Tenderloin Medallions with natural au jus and Fried Chicken


Charbroiled Dry Rub Chicken and Fried Catfish Fingers

For reservations, please call us at 563-557-9700