This 2 days trip on the Twilight was one of the most relaxing short vacations I have ever had. I would go again in a heartbeat! The entertainment is fun, the calliopy echoing off the rocks near Dubuque sooo neat, and the food prepared on-board is amazing!
Kathy Anderson

Thank you to everyone on the Twilight Riverboat for a wonderful Mississippi experience! From the gracious hospitality of your staff and crew, to the talent of your kitchen staff and the bartender – not to mention the beauty of the Twilight boat; it just couldn’t be beat!
Susan Beckman

If you want to cruise on the Mississippi, I highly recommend the Twilight. They feed you all day with a wonderful breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snacks, entertainment and Captain’s commentary . It is truly interesting to learn about this great river. The Captain and Crew are friendly, helpful, and super fun!  ~ Carol B (St. Louis)

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Hi all! We've received many of your comment cards and feedback regarding the trip. We want to keep our cruises running as smoothly as possible, so we wanted to address some common concerns that people have. Feel free to comment with further suggestions, comments, or questions. We love to hear from you all!

1. Where is the food prepared? Can we take a tour of the galley?

The food is prepared fresh by our chefs in the hull of the boat. It can be sent to all three decks using our dumbwaiter. The reason we do not offer tours is because you must pass through our engine room and two sets of water-tight doors in order to access the galley. Unfortunately, due to USCG (United States Coast Guard) regulations, we are unable to take passengers there because of safety and security concerns. Thank you for understanding!

2. It is too cold inside.

Unfortunately, it is hard to regulate the temperature on a boat, especially when there is so much traffic in and outside. It is also hard to cool down the space once it gets too hot. This is why we try to maintain a certain temperature inside to compensate for temperature shifts outside, heat from the engines, etc. We do suggest bringing a light jacket or sweater on all of our cruises to help you feel more comfortable to the shift in temperature when traveling throughout the boat.

3. When can we meet the Captain?

The pilot house--located just above the third deck--is open throughout the entire cruise aside from when we are going through the Lock & Dams. You can sign his guest book, take photos and share stories---lord knows he has a few of his own! Captain Kevin is kind of a work-horse, so he rarely takes breaks from piloting. However, when he does, he tries to roam around and say hi to all of the passengers. Some might not recognize him as the Captain, because along with his work-horse mentality, he is also a bit stubborn and refuses to wear a traditional Captain's uniform. Look for the guy with the sandy-blonde hair, glasses, sock-monkey socks, black shorts and white, button-up shirt. That's him!

4. I wish that the servers would provide drink service during meals/throughout the cruise.

Our bar on 3rd deck is always open to individuals who would like a cocktail, soda or shake. We do realize that journey can be far for some or maybe you simply want to be pampered while you are in your rocking chair--as you should be! Our crew members are always available to get you a drink from the bar. All you have to do is ask! Sometimes they are simply cleaning, tying up lines, etc and are not roaming outside of the dining area. Never hesitate to ask one of them to get you a drink, however. We are here to serve you and make it as relaxing of a trip as possible!

5. The music/narration is too loud or too quiet.

As with the temperature, it is difficult to regulate the sound on the boat. All three levels are equipped with a Bose sound system indoors and outdoors. We ask those who are seated inside to keep your voices at a conversational level, so everyone is able to hear the narration and music. Typically, our third deck is designated as a "quiet space", so if you want to simply listen to the river and enjoy the scenery, that is the place to do it! We are constantly adjusting the sound levels, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
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1.5-Hour-Sightseeing-Cruise---LeClaire-Iowa1.5 Hour Sightseeing Cruise New for 2016!!

Departs and returns to LeClaire, Iowa
June 11, July 9, Sept 10 and Oct 8.
• Cruises depart at 11:00am and 1:00pm
• Cruise will travel north or south depending on river traffic.
• Cash Bar and Gift Shop
• Sack or Box lunches are welcome, however no coolers
….or alcohol will be allowed on-board.

$16/Adults    $8/Children 4-12 (3 and under free)

What better way to see the river than from the deck of an old-fashioned riverboat?  Treat yourself to a 1 ½ hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Riverboat Twilight.  These cruise will depart and return from the Port of LeClaire IA. Trip includes captivating Captain’s narration and commanding views of the river, its wildlife and quaint river towns. Cash bar and Gift Shop available.
LeClaire is a quaint little river town that offers a variety of unique shops, restaurants and activities.  Be sure to include a stop at the Buffalo Bill Museum.   This museum is so much more than a tribute to Buffalo Bill.  There is history specific to LeClaire, the Mississippi River, Steamboats, Civil War, Native Americans and more.



1-Day-CruiseOne Day Cruise

Dubuque, Iowa to Guttenberg, Iowa & Return
Sept 2, 3, 4, 5    Oct 28, 29, 30
Board at 8:15am, depart at 8:30am and return by 5:00pm..

This cruise heads North from Dubuque and takes in one of the most beautiful areas of the Mississippi River. Includes continental breakfast, two snacks, full lunch, historical narration, great scenery, Eagles, more relaxation than you have allowed yourself in years, plus local favorite LA Suess on banjo.
This special one-day cruise departs from the River’s Edge Plaza at the Port of Dubuque. Free parking is available in the public parking lot.




2-Day-Mississippi-River-Cruise-Riverboat-TwilightTwo Day Overnight Cruise
Our Signature Cruise

Cruising May 29 through October 25. Departs LeClaire, Iowa to Dubuque, Iowa returning the next day.

Day One:  8:00 am  Be welcomed aboard the Riverboat Twilight by our friendly staff. A continental breakfast will be waiting for you upon boarding. Lunch and dinner meals will be served to you at your reserved table by our friendly staff. Enjoy afternoon entertainment and interesting narration by the Captain. Arrival time in Dubuque is approximately 6:15pm

Day Two: Breakfast is served at Tony Roma’s restaurant inside the Grand Harbor Resort beginning at 6:30am. At 8:00 am continuous, complimentary shuttle service will be provided to the following Port of Dubuque attractions: National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (entry fee included), 4th Street Cable Car, Diamond Jo Casino, and St Luke’s Methodist Church.

Re-board the boat at 11:30am for the return trip to LeClaire, IA. Lunch and a farewell dinner, complete with fresh table linens and cloth napkins are served on the way back down river. Arrive back at LeClaire approximately 6:30 pm.