America’s Authentic Mississippi River Experience

#ThisIsIowa

Cruising May through October
Phone (800) 331-1467

2-Day Cruise Departs LeClaire, Iowa
1-Day Cruise Departs Dubuque, Iowa
1 ½ Hour Cruise Departs LeClaire, Iowa

 America’s Authentic Mississippi River Experience

Cruising May through October
Phone (800) 331-1467

2-Day Cruise Departs LeClaire, Iowa
1-Day Cruise Departs Dubuque, Iowa
1 ½ Hour Cruise Departs LeClaire, Iowa

2 - Day Cruise

Our Signature Cruise

LeClaire, Iowa to Dubuque, Iowa & Return

Departing Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
(May 26 thru Oct 25)

Includes: All Meals, 1 Night Lodging, Entry to the National Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque Shuttle, Entertainment & Activities Onboard.

From $409/person Double Occupancy

1 - Day Cruise

North Into The Valleys

Dubuque, Iowa to Guttenberg, Iowa & Return

• Sept 4, 5, 6, 7 
• Oct 29, 30, 31  • Nov 1

Includes: Continental Breakfast, 2 Snacks, Full Lunch, Historical Narration, Great Scenery, Eagles, more relaxation than you have had in years,

$169/Adults    $69/Children 14 & Under

1 ½ - Hr Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise

Departs & Returns to LeClaire, Iowa

• May 23, 24, 25 • June 20
• July 18  • Sept 19 • Oct 17

Departures at  • 11am  • 1pm  • 3pm
Times and date subject to change. Please check our cruise calendar for the most up to date information.

$20/Adults    $12/Children 14 & Under

2020 Cruise Schedule

Join us in 2020!

Recent Trip Advisor Reviews

“Amazing Trip”

“Outstanding experience”

“Trip of a Lifetime!!”

“Our 2nd cruise – let’s do it again!!”

“So Relaxing!”

“Perfect from start to finish!”

“Fantastic Voyage”

This is what we call organic Christmas lights!

This is what we call "organic" Christmas lights!A colorful sunset accompanied Fulton's Christmas walk. ... See MoreSee Less

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My favorite windmill.

A great picture!

Beautiful!

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Highlight from the Twilight - Cool Facts for Cold Days.

The Mississippi River received its official title from the Anishinaabe, a group of indigenous peoples from Canada and the United States. The group, consisting of the Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oji-Cree, and Algonquin, named the river “Misi-ziibi,” meaning ‘Great River’ or ‘gathering of water.'

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#traveldubuqueThis source-to-sea, birds-eye excursion down America's greatest river introduces the Mississippi Multimedia Gallery--an immersive documentary exploration of ...
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WINTER BALD EAGLE COUNT - 12/6/2019 (INTRODUCING THE NEW EAGLEWATCH CAM!)

It has finally returned - winter bald eagle viewing season is back in Wabasha and the Upper Mississippi River valley! We're just at the beginning and things are shaping up to be a great season! Our observers recorded a respectable 94 eagles for the first count and with arctic cold weather headed our way, we can anticipate many more eagles arriving in our region soon.

We are also excited to unveil a new feature at the National Eagle Center - our first webcam! The Eaglewatch Cam looks out over the Mississippi from our viewing platform and will allow us, our visitors and fans to check-in whenever they'd like to check on the viewing conditions and watch the eagles hanging out in our neighborhood! Check it out here: bit.ly/2OXrgA7.

During these next few weeks keep your eyes skyward and be sure to check back each Friday through March to follow the weekly counts: bit.ly/2s1uDgl. 🦅😍👍Photo by Carol Knabe.

Wabasha - Adults 14 + Juveniles 1 = 15
Reads Landing - Adults 8 + Juveniles 1 = 9
Lake Pepin - Adults 8 + Juveniles 0 = 8
Red Wing (Colvill Park) - Adults 8 + Juveniles 4 = 12
Winona (Dam #5) - Adults 18 + Juveniles 7 = 25
Alma, WI - Adults 5 + Juveniles 5 = 10
Buffalo City (WI) - Adults 9 + Juveniles 5 = 14
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4 days ago

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Check this out David K. Semerdjian

I never really knew how large they were until I saw them at the Center!

Thank you for sharing- love the National Eagle Center!

Saw our eagle Friday that visits our creek bottom every year.

Where do I go for the watch cam?

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that is beautiful

Fascinating Facts About Snowy Owls:
•Bristles on their beaks help them sense nearby objects.
•Needing insulation from Arctic temperatures, snowy owls have a lot of feathers. 
•Their feet are covered with feathers, like fluffy slippers. 
•They swallow small prey whole. 
•Females remain with the young, males bring the food and then females feed it to the owlets.
•The Arctic summer forces snowy owls to hunt by daylight. Unlike most owls that are nocturnal, snowy owls are diurnal.

Fascinating Facts About Snowy Owls:

•Bristles on their beaks help them sense nearby objects.
•Needing insulation from Arctic temperatures, snowy owls have a lot of feathers.
•Their feet are covered with feathers, like fluffy slippers.
•They swallow small prey whole.
•Females remain with the young, males bring the food and then females feed it to the owlets.
•The Arctic summer forces snowy owls to hunt by daylight. Unlike most owls that are nocturnal, snowy owls are diurnal.Searching for snowy owls? Train yourself to carefully inspect white objects - they may not be ice chunks or trash bags!

Photo: A snowy owl in a field courtesy of Douglas Mills/Creative Commons. https://flic.kr/p/2f1tK2H
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6 days ago

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I want to plan a surprise trip for my husband and I. Can you send information to me about cost?

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Absolutely perfect in all ways!


My Friend and I went on the Riverboat Twilight and it was the most perfect/awesome adventure! From reserving our trip to our final walk to our car after the two day cruise, all was perfect! Staff are amazing, from the Captain to the servers, to the musical entertainers. The food is suburb and generous! Everything is very well organized, from our luggage/hotel in Dubuque/seating for meals, free shuttles in Dubuque, etc! The scenery and info along the way from the captain was wonderful! This was an absolutely perfect two day cruise, and we are going again in Mid October as we loved it so much!!.

Karen V • Pella, Iowa

The service by all involved was first class all the way!


We were very impressed by the personal service we received by the staff and everyone involved. The trip was very nice from a sightseeing perspective, interesting from a historical perspective and very relaxing overall. Plus the food was plentiful and excellent. We highly recommend this cruise to everyone!

Denny F • Morgan Hill, California

Wonderful relaxing two days....


Extremely enjoyable trip. The cruise itself was delightful as you slowly moved up and down the river enjoying the wildlife and listening to the Captain explain the view and history. Unless you are a very big eater you have to be selective as they feed you FIVE times a day. Not only is the food plentiful but it is also very good. The Grand Resort in Dubuque was a nice stay as we had a view of the river. There was adequate time to explore some of the sights In Dubuque. I think we will do this trip again in the future…….

Ron S. • Tipton, Iowa

3 F's; Food, Food, and Fun


Excellent team from the captain to the crew provide a relaxing time..The chefs do an excellent job and there is more great food than you can imagine. This is the most organized and professional staff that we have ever experienced. No detail is overlooked.

Igs • Crown Point, Indiana

“The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book- a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice.

And it was not a book to be read once and thrown aside, for it had a new story to tell every day.”


Mark Twain