Our two-day overnight cruise journeys from LeClaire, Iowa upriver to Dubuque, Iowa.
Experience towering bluffs, two Locks & Dams, quaint river towns, and historical narration during your two days on the river.
The trip includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks (both days), overnight lodging in Dubuque, Iowa, entry to the Smithsonian accredited National Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque shuttle, and live entertainment onboard.
Fares start at $439 per person – Double Occupancy
|May – Sept 15||Sept 15 – Oct|
|$439 /per person||$459 /per person||Double Occupancy
– 2 people per room
|$479 /per person||$499 /per person||Single Occupancy
– 1 person per room
|$219 /per child||$239 /per child||• Age 12 and younger|
*Prices listed are per person. You may have between 2 and 4 adults share the same room at the per person Double Occupancy rate. The overnight accommodations in Dubuque come standard with two double beds in each room. Rooms with one King size bed can be requested upon availability.
Refunds for Cancellations
Less than 30 days’ notice of cancellation: $100 /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.
The Riverboat Twilight will make every accommodation possible to stay on schedule, however, will not be responsible for cruise delays that are beyond their control.
197 North Front St.
LeClaire, IA 52753
Boarding time is 7:30 am at our dock in LeClaire, Iowa.
Departure time is 8:00 am sharp.
If you are running behind, call 1-800-331-1467.
Free, ample, overnight parking is available at our boat dock in LeClaire. Parking is well-lit and routinely patrolled by the local police.
We will check one piece of medium-sized luggage per person at the boarding point. Your luggage will be waiting for you in your room when you arrive in Dubuque. Please leave your luggage in your hotel room when you depart the next morning. 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. CPAP machines or other medical devices do not count as extra baggage and can be checked with your overnight luggage.
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.
Hotel in Dubuque
Passengers aboard the Twilight overnight at the Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque, Iowa. The Grand Harbor is a riverfront hotel; standard rooms include two queen or one king bed. All rooms are non-smoking.
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. 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)
All three hotels in LeClaire, Iowa, are less than a five-minute drive from our boat dock; each offer special rates for Twilight passengers. Additional, local accommodations can be found at https://riverboattwilight.com/accommodations/
DAY ONE – LeClaire to Dubuque
Board the Twilight at 7:30 am in LeClaire, Iowa. We will have coffee, sweet rolls, yogurt parfaits, a hot item, fresh fruit, and orange juice waiting for you. Depart Northbound for Dubuque, Iowa by 8:00 am. Lunch and dinner will be served onboard as well as a midmorning and mid-afternoon snack. Narration available throughout the day; live entertainment in the afternoon. Arrival time in Dubuque is approximately 6:15pm.
DAY TWO – Dubuque to LeClaire
After breakfast at the hotel, board our complimentary shuttle that will take you to various Port of Dubuque attractions. Included in your fare are tickets to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. This award-winning facility opens at 8:30am for our passengers. The Twilight will be departing no later than 11:30 am, arriving back in LeClaire at approximately 6:30pm. A delicious lunch, mid-afternoon snack and dinner are served on the return trip while you enjoy another afternoon of entertainment, history, and the beauty of the Mississippi River.
2024 Cruise Schedule
2-Day Mississippi River Cruise • HIGHLIGHTS
Historic River Towns
Mississippi Palisades State Park
Lock & Dams 12 & 13
Bald Eagle Nests
Savanna Army Depot
History & Architecture
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Fenelon Elevator / Bluff Street Shops
Diamond Jo Casino
Terms and Conditions
River Cruises reserves the right to cancel any cruise, change schedules or routes and substitute vessel without prior notice.
River Cruises reserves the right to substitute the overnight accommodations in Dubuque from the Grand Harbor Hotel to a property of a similar or better quality when necessary.
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.
Two-day cruises: Less than 30 days notice of cancellation: $100 /person not refunded. – Less than 72 hours: 50% refund. – Less than 24 hours notice, no shows or late arrivals no refunds. If your plans change prior to 72 hours before departure we will allow you to reschedule, based upon availability. An inconvenience fee of up to 50% of the cruise value will be charged for passengers who fail to show up for their scheduled cruise.