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Address: 1630 E 16th Street, Catfish Charlie's within Dubuque Yacht Basin, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: 563.557.9700
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Very Nice little boat

We chose this cocktail cruise as a last minute adventure. For about $17 each we had an hour and a half cruise to Lock#11 and then back down the river. It was a cool evening so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Des Moines, Iowa
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a nice time. The captain allowed the kids to be in charge of steering the yacht which made them happy. He joked around with the kids. He even gave a certificate of co-captain to them. That made a memorable experience for them. The captain pointed out where the eagles nests were. It was a nice cruise. The food... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Five of us went on the Lunch cruise 8/13. Two of the five were ten month old twins. All of us had a great time. I was worried that the twins would get cranky, but they seems to enjoy the ride and the views ( and the mashed potatoes) as much as the adults. The lunch was delicious and plentiful.... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great staff, nice boat, and descent food. We enjoyed the 2 hour lunch cruise with fried chicken and pot roast. The staff was extremely friendly and kept out drinks filled and plates bussed.

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Orangeville, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

The ship was homey and beautiful, our meal was delicious, the staff were professional, knowledgeable and attentive and finally the two hours spent with family on the Mississippi was priceless! Would definitely recommend!

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Onawa, Ia
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81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped by there but they didn't have a boat running that day and would have to make a reservation for later on in the week.

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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were visiting family in Dubuque and enjoyed a nice afternoon boat ride on the Mississippi River. The crew was pleasant; the teenage kids had a chance to drive the boat themselves. The adults enjoyed beer and wine (mixed drinks available as well for an extra charge). They served tasty chicken wings during our trip, but my mother-in-law says they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is one of the great values in America! I was going to overnight in Dubuque and asked the Internet what to do. This was the perfect answer. The American Lady is a party boat/dinner cruiser that navigates the Mississippi along the Dubuque water front. I signed up for the 5:30 - 7:00 Happy Hour Cruise. I was told that... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We chose this cocktail cruise as a last minute adventure. For about $17 each we had an hour and a half cruise to Lock#11 and then back down the river. It was a cool evening so we chose to sit downstairs. This is a well kept up boat. The windows were clean and clear. The head was roomy enough to... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great Crew! Amazing scenery for a little price.. Drinks and appetizers for a very low price. Traveled with 24 family members of all ages and each enjoyed the adventure.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I tried to get on the dinner cruise, but it was filled. We opted for the happy hour cruise. I would say that 75% of the passengers were college students looking to drink as much as possible. Tap beer and appetizers were included with the fare. I would have assumed tap beer to mean domestic, but it... More 

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