1 – Day Cruise


AUGUST 8, 9, 10, 11, 30, 31    SEPTEMBER 1    OCTOBER 25, 26, 27, 28

Dubuque, Iowa to Guttenberg, Iowa & Return

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

$189 Adults     $89 Children 12 & Under 

Terms and Conditions

River Cruises reserves the right to cancel any cruise, change schedules or routes and substitute vessel without prior notice.

Cruises may be abbreviated, altered or cancelled, if in the judgement of the Captain, conditions are not conducive to the safe operations. Passengers, who by their actions, endanger themselves, other passengers, crew members, or the vessel, will be subject to arrest. 


Trip Itinerary

This cruise heads North from Dubuque through Lock & Dam 11 and takes in one of the most beautiful areas of the Mississippi River. Your cruise includes continental breakfast, a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack, and a full lunch. Take in historical narration, great scenery, wildlife, and live entertainment.

If river conditions allow, we will dock in Guttenberg and give our passengers the opportunity to depart the boat and spend time in this quaint, river town. Be sure to listen to the instructions from the Captain for the re-boarding time. Lunch will be served after we depart from Guttenberg. If we are unable to dock in Guttenberg, lunch will be served at approximately 12:15pm. Arrival time back at Dubuque is approximately 5:00pm.

2024 FARES

$189 Adults     $89 Children 12 & Under 

Refunds for Cancellations

Less than 30 days’ notice of cancellation: $50 /person not refunded. – Less than 5 days notice: 50% refund. – Less than 24 hours’ notice, no-shows or late arrivals: no refund. An inconvenience fee of up to 50% of the cruise value may be charged for passengers who fail to show up for their scheduled cruise.  We may allow you to reschedule, based upon availability.

All passage must be reserved in advance. No fares transacted at the boarding point. 

Boarding Location
450 E. 3rd St.
Dubuque, IA 52001

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Boarding time is 7:15 am at our dock in Dubuque, Iowa.
Departure time is 7:30 am sharp.

If you are running behind, call 1-800-331-1467.


Free, ample parking is available at our boat dock in Dubuque. Parking is well-lit and routinely patrolled by the local police. 


You may bring a backpack, purse, tote bag, or other carry-on bag onboard, with essential items you need during the day. Coolers are only allowed for medical use.


The Twilight offers ample, indoor and outdoor seating on all three decks. A gift shop and restrooms are located on the main deck; a cash bar is located on the third deck. Stair climbing is required to reach the upper decks.


An indoor, dining table is reserved for your party; we ask that you sit at your reserved table during mealtimes. You may roam throughout the boat during the duration of your trip.

Suggested Items to Bring with You

We recommend dressing in layers and wearing comfortable shoes. Consider bringing onboard items such as a camera, medication, binoculars, sunscreen, sunglasses, and or leisure items such as a book, board games, cards, etc. Charge your devices ahead of time; outlets are limited.

Accommodations & Requests

Please notify us in advance of any specific physical or dietary accommodations. We cannot guarantee requested changes less than 10 days prior to your cruise date.


Our chef can accommodate most special diets (e.g. diabetic, vegan/vegetarian, and gluten free). We cannot guarantee the availability of particular foods once the boat has left the dock. Call 1-800-331-1467 to request dietary accommodations. We encourage anyone with special dietary needs to read our complete policy here.  Any questions? Call 1-800-331-1467 to request dietary accommodations.


The Twilight has three levels; stairs are required to reach the upper decks. We are unable to accommodate motorized scooters onboard; these can be sent with your overnight luggage and will be waiting for you at our dock in Dubuque. Walkers or wheelchairs are welcomed. If you need seating on the lowest level, an ADA room at the hotel, or any other physical accommodation, call 1-800-331-1467.

Hotel Recommendations (for before/after your trip)

These three hotels are closest to the Port of Dubuque. Additional, local accommodations can be found at https://www.traveldubuque.com/stay

Grand Harbor Resort563-690-4000

Hotel Julien Dubuque — 563-556-4200

Holiday Inn Dubuque  — 563-556-2000