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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

The Sightseeing Cruise

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Offered every day of the week from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, the Sightseeing Cruise is for the guest who is interested in a 2 hour boat ride to enjoy the scenery with no food and beverage included. 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.


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.


  • $20.95 + sales tax
  • Those 3 years of age and younger ride free
  • Check-in at our Ticket Office anytime after 11:00 am to receive your boarding pass
  • Boarding starts at 11:45 am
  • Beverage service featuring soft drinks, wine, liquor, and beer, as well as snacks, are available for purchase
  • Reservations are required and payment is needed when you make reservations
  • We require a 48 hour notice of cancellation for a refund


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!


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