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American Lady Cruises 1630 E. 16 th St Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 557-9700

American Lady Cruises

Warm Lasting Memories

Our Public Cruises

Happy Hour Cruise


Many people enjoy a good happy hour, and our Happy Hour Cruise is a great way to have fun with family, friends, co-workers, or anyone else you would like to spend quality time with!  This is our most popular cruise and it is scheduled every day of the week.  The food selections are lighter and the spotlight is on the draugh light beer and margaritas!  Catfish Creek Brew Pub supplies us with their locally made brew whenever possible, and you may be lucky enough to join a cruise when we have their Lock 11 Light as the featured beer.

The cruise schedule for Monday through Friday is 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Boarding begins at 5:00 pm and you can check-in at our Ticket Office after 4:30 pm.

The cruise schedule for Saturday and Sunday is 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  Boarding begins at 3:00 pm and you can check-in at our Ticket Office after 2:30 pm.


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.

  • Only $20.95 + sales tax
  • Those 3 years of age and younger ride free
  • You get a 1.5 hour cruise, unlimited tap light beer (a macro brewed light beer or Catfish Creek Brew Pub's Lock 11 Light when available), soda, lemonade, iced tea, and light food
  • Okay, let's throw-in 2 for 1 margaritas also!
  • Beverage service with wine, liquor, and other beer selections is available for purchase
  • Unlimited tap beer service and 2 for 1 Margaritas begins when we pull away from the dock and ends approximately 10 minutes before we return to our dock
  • Reservations are required and payment is needed when you make reservations
  • We require a 48 hour notice of cancellation for a refund

This is our planned menu, but we reserve the right to make substitutions when necessary.

Monday     Chef's Choice.  Chef Tony makes a selection for us.

Tuesday     Sloppy Joes.  Secret spices make these homemade Sloppy Joes Dubuque's best!

Wednesday     Chicken Wings.  Buffalo and Barbeque style.

Thursday     Assorted Dips and Chips

Friday     Sloppy Joes.  So popular we do it twice a week.

Saturday     Chicken Wings.  Another guest favorite, both Buffalo and Barbeque style.

Sunday     Chef's Choice.  Chef Tony makes a selection for us.

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