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Spirit of Peoria - Day Tours

100 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 637-8000
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Ranked #1 of 4 Activities in Peoria
Type: Boat Tours
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Our office group went on a day trip for $13 a person, with a discount for more than 10 people ($15) normally. I would have to say that it's an ok excursion up the river, past the narrows to HAMM'S harbor, turns around and comes back. The trip takes about 1-1/2hrs. The Peoria River banks are not all that scenic.... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice little boat trip up the Illinois River. Not a lot to see but is relaxing and is a nice paddlewheel boat that has both outdoor and indoor seating. About a hour and a half cruise and they have a snack bar on board with limited eats and drinks. Watch for coupons online from visitor center and the boat- can... More

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Syracuse, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While some reviewers thought it was kind of boring after a while, I enjoyed the trip. Would suggest that you either sit on the port (left) side of the boat or in a seat where you can see equally off both sides. Most of the things to see are on the west bank of the river. I turned my chair... More

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Peoria
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I took a jaunt on the Spirit of Peoria one summer evening up and back on the Illinois River. The boat itself was nice--we sat in rocking chairs on the top deck and got a nice breeze on a hot night. The restrooms were nice/clean and the bartenders were friendly. It was about a two hour tour,... More

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Southhaven, MS, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took my parents (along with my siblings and their spouses) on the one-day cruise for their 60th wedding anniversary. It was perfect! Everyone had a good time and the riverboat staff pampered us. The boat isn't new, but is very nice. When we first boarded, we were ushered inside for a hot buffet breakfast with china dishes and real... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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210 reviews 210 reviews
106 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The riverboat was interesting, clean, and authentic. However, the Illinois River is boring - not much to really see. The trip was OK, but nothing really interesting.

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captain96, Director of Sales at Spirit of Peoria - Day Tours, responded to this review

I am sorry that you found the river boring. We can't do much to make it much more exciting, well maybe if the Asian carp were to jump. Thank you for kind words about the boat herself. We do hope that you might try one of our dinner or music cruises. You might find them a little more fun! More

Dunlap, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great value for money. Took the moolight cruise with the 'Brazillionaires' band playing. The night was a full moon on Friday 13th June, and the moon rising as a deep orange ball was spectacular as was the band. A must do if you are in Peoria.

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Green Bay, WI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

You get a lot for your money on this cruise! Our group of 10 booked this cruise almost a year in advance and when it was time for our final payment they had given us two complimentary tickets. This brought our per person cost down to $440. This included all of our food, lodging, soft drinks, and the 3 day,... More

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fort atkinson
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

this was dinner on the paddle boat & a cruise down the river. so much fun. the 2 young fellas who did the narrating did an excellent job. was amazed at all the history. saw lots of barges. one was 12 together. all empty going down river to pick up grain.i want to go back & take the 2 day... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We completely enjoyed our 2 day trip to Starved Rock. The food was excellent and plentiful. The entertainment was nearly constant and wonderful. We stayed over at the Lodge at Starved Rock State Park and the room there was adequate but older. We had some free time to walk around the park and that was very enjoyable. The breakfast at... More

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