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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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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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Wood River, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We really enjoyed the 2 hour narrated lunch cruise. We learned a lot about Dubuque and surrounding area. The buffet lunch was simple, but fresh cold cuts and cole slaw/potato salad, with cookies for dessert, and free drink. Boat included a bar. We chose the air conditioned lower deck. But there was plenty of space outside up top as well.... More

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Portage, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great way to enjoy the river. The history and the scenery was amazing. We will do it again. The price was right too.

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Glenwood, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband, son and I took the trip last year and parts of it was very enjoyable but the person talking was very bored with what he was doing and couldn't really understand anything he said and I believe it is his children that are helping out on the boat. There was a young man (between 10-12) that had to... More

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Clinton, Iowa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were given 2 tickets for the dinner cruise at the spur of the moment and showed up right before the boat cast off. The boat was a little dated, but very spacious. We cruised the Mississppi River on a warm, beautiful early evening. The prime rib dinner was one of the best prime ribs I have ever had. We... More

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