Our Public Cruises

The Sightseeing Cruise

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Offered every day of the week from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, this 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.


  • $18.95 + 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 wine, liquor, beer, and soft drinks, as well as snacks, are available for purchase at the bar
  • 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 roast beef and fried chicken are intoxicating!  You may want to read our Lunch Cruise page before you decide to pass on the lunch!


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