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Dubuque River Rides

400 E 3rd Street, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001
563-583-8093
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Ranked #8 of 12 activities in Dubuque
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Owner description: Home of: Spirit of Dubuque, Miss Dubuque & Ice Harbor Galley The Spirit of Dubuque is the area's only authentic paddle-wheeler on the Mississippi... more » Owner description: Home of: Spirit of Dubuque, Miss Dubuque & Ice Harbor Galley The Spirit of Dubuque is the area's only authentic paddle-wheeler on the Mississippi River. The Spirit of Dubuque offers exciting family entertainment. Cruising May-October with daily 1 hour & 2 hour narrated sightseeing cruises, 2 hour Dinner Cruises (Sunday-Friday), and 3 hour Dinner Cruises on Saturdays with a possible lock through at Lock & Dam #11. All Cruises offer eco & historic information. Advanced reservations recommended. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We did the 1 1/2 hour tour on the Spirit of Dubuque riverboat and had a blast. All 3 kids - from 4 yrs to 13 yrs - enjoyed it. Couldn't really hear the captain talking until we got up from the table and decided to stand near the front of the boat. Too muffled in the seating area. Was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went on the Spirit of Dubuque River boat with our bus tour. They had a prime rib/chicken dinner and then you go and watch the fireworks on the river. It was $109. A couple of things we didn't like. The Prime Rib was underdone and they had so many table and chairs packed in, that you couldn't sit comfortably... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I recently took the scenic tour of the Mississippi from Dubuque. The tour was two hours long and cost $30 per person (for adults). The tour also included lunch for an extra fee, but we did not partake in it. The Spirit of Dubuque is a paddleboat and has a lot of space to move around in.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you never had a chance to ride a river paddleboat, and you are in the Dubuque area, this is a nice ride for you and the family. The boat was very comfortable, and they have food and drinks for purchase on board. The food was pretty good. Free parking along side the dock. A nice way to spend an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I took an afternoon historic tour. They seemed to have trouble setting us off, but a very smooth ride after that. Learned a lot of history, but the speaker repeated himself a few times like he lost his place in his reading or had troubles turning pages.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was on a 1-1/2 Hour tour on the Miss Dubuque for a bridal shower. They announced that they would have wine sampling and also a cash bar with beer, etc. Since I do not like wine, I proceeded to the bar to buy some beer. I bought 2 beers, one for myself and one for someone else. I asked... More

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Brady, Nebraska
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I took the 2 1/2 hour sun set dinner cruise on the Mississippi River on board the "Spirit Of Dubuque" boot. It was amazing. The crew was very professional & the food was excellent. The food was done in a buffet style which turned out to be very nice as we could get our own portion size.... More

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We did a 2 hour lunch cruise and enjoyed the experience of an old fashioned paddle boat ride on the Mississippi River. The Captain's narration got a little boring at times, but we still learned a thing or two anyway. We did not expect to get into Wisconsin along the way...so that was a fun little bonus. Only complaint was... More

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Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A relaxing ride and we enjoyed the scenery. Food was good. The river was too high on June 14, 2014 for the 3 1/2 hour ride but we were still able to take the 2 1/2 hour ride.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went with friends and families. Paid $56 per person for 2.5 hours (6.00 pm - 8.30 pm)cruise which LASTED ONLY FOR 2 HOURS(6.00PM -8.00 PM). As one of my friend was having her baby sleeping n her lap my daughter(7 year old) came with me to take dinner for her. The she went with my husband again to take her... More

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