The Sightseeing Cruise is for the guest who is interested in a two hour boat ride to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river with no food service included. Usually scheduled for a 12:00 pm start time, there are some Saturdays when it will start at 10:30 am, so please make note of your cruise's start time.
On a typical day, our Captain will take us north to Lock and Dam 11 and then turn south and travel to the southern edge of the city where you can see the Julien Dubuque Monument high on a bluff in the Mines of Spain State Park. From there, we turn north and return to our dock in the Dubuque Yacht Basin.
Sightseeing Cruise guests share the boat ride with our Lunch Cruise guests. The aromas of the roasted and grilled meats with all their side dishes are intoxicating! You may want to read the details about our Lunch Cruise before you decide to pass on the this great meal!