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Dubuque River Rides

400 E 3rd St, Dubuque, IA 52001-2301
+1 563-583-8093
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sold down the river

The boat has sailed. Sold to Cincinnati. Another local attraction sinks off the surface. There... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
william h
Dubuque, Iowa
Dinner cruise

Beautiful scenery.a fantastic way to get a view of the city. Boat Goes to the lock and dam and... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Shelly Morisch H
via mobile
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Home of: Spirit of Dubuque, Miss Dubuque & Ice Harbor Galley The Spirit of Dubuque is the area's only authentic paddle-wheeler on the Mississippi River. The Spirit of Dubuque offers exciting family entertainment. Cruising May-October with daily 1 hour & 2 hour narrated sightseeing cruises, 2 hour Dinner Cruises (Sunday-Friday), and 3 hour Dinner Cruises on Saturdays with a possible lock through at Lock & Dam #11. All Cruises offer eco & historic information. Advanced reservations recommended.
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400 E 3rd St, Dubuque, IA 52001-2301
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

The boat has sailed. Sold to Cincinnati. Another local attraction sinks off the surface. There are other boats but none like this one. Gives me a sinking feeling.

8  Thank william h
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery.a fantastic way to get a view of the city. Boat Goes to the lock and dam and turns back. Wonderful food, friendly staff and entertainment was good. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise.

Thank Shelly Morisch H
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We called for a last minute reservation and there was availability. We did the supper cruise. Boarded at 5:30, left at 6, returned about 8. Beautiful night. I thought the narration was great. It wasn't a full ride, so that was nice. The meal was...More

Thank halvie
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Did the standard tour without lunch or dinner. Cruise lasted an hour and a half and on this lovely sunny day it was a pleasure. Nice slow journey on a very smooth Mississippi River. Lots of trees bridges and houses on the hillsides to look...More

2  Thank Fromhome1
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took the sunset dinner cruise and had a great time. Views were beautiful and I had never been on a paddle boat. Dinner was plentiful (buffet style) and very good. The Captain could have done a better job with his tour speech, he seemed...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 7 September 2016

To visitors of the Mississippi River. Enjoy a relaxing paddle boat ride and see the beautiful colors of the Fall on your excursion. A narrative of the scenic Mississippi river is included. Watch for eagles, as the area is blessed with them.

Thank dubuque41
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful weather helped make this trip a lot of fun. The captain was a little verbose, but the information was all interesting. Bar on board so beverages were available the entire cruise. It is a very pleasant way to spend a couple hours and the...More

Thank Signe H
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If the process to buy tickets was any indication of how the tour would be, I could've saved $50. The captain giving the tour could not have been less impressed with Dubuque and the Mizzizzippi River. Half the time he was stating historical facts about...More

2  Thank jb1321
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Twice in the last 8 years we have gone on a day trip to the Dubuque area to do various things. Both times we looked forward to taking a real riverboat tour. BOTH times the boat was down for repairs for the day. Their website...More

Thank linda624
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were pretty much the only two families on the boat so the service was over the top. Kids all had several kiddie cocktails and we all enjoyed the lunch. Scenery was nice. If we do it again I would probably skip the meal and...More

Thank Geno M
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