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Address: 323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218 722 6218
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Description: Enjoy our breathtaking daily cruises and sightseeing tours on Lake...
Enjoy our breathtaking daily cruises and sightseeing tours on Lake Superior and Duluth/Superior Harbor. For romantic getaways and family or business occasions, we offer delicious dinner cruises along with special lunch cruises. Vista Fleet is an ideal partner for weddings and private charters of 20 or more. From wedding memories that will last a lifetime to private deck parties or even full cruise charters.
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Great tour of the harbor!

I took this cruise with my sister-in-law, my 14 year old niece and my three year old son. We had a wonderful experience. They went out into the lake and then took a tour of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I took this cruise with my sister-in-law, my 14 year old niece and my three year old son. We had a wonderful experience. They went out into the lake and then took a tour of the harbor. Everything you see on the cruise you can see from the shore (as others have stated) but the staff on the Vista Fleet... More 

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ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Took my friend and her mother on a dinner cruise. Better than expected beef dinner. Fortunately we had a perfect evening for cruising, warm, moonlit. Really enjoyed the experience. Lovely view of the Duluth waterfront on the return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Their tour is super. Takes you all around the harbor, and if the waves aren't too crazy, out into the lake. If you want to do a dinner cruise, don't do the pizza cruise, do the Italian cruise or something.

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

this "fleet" company is a joke. My wife went on this ship twice and paid full price for the cruise, we never left the harbor, both times. Was told it was for "safety" but was told this AFTER we left. No refund or discount was offered and we wasted an hour of our vacation on a boat that we couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We came after Oct 16th by 1 day so we didn't get to go out to the big lake which would have been awesome. But as someone who loves to learn new things it was very informational. Love the bar, and quick food to just eat while waiting. Would recommend this trip but might be more fun in the summer... More 

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Wylie, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a very good meal. The narration given about the sights we were seeing was very informative. Met interesting people every where we went.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We arrived well in advance of our ticketed reservation and waited in line; once on the boat it seemed we were able to sit in any open area - we took a wonderful seat in the front of the boat. Soon after departing a crew member informed us our area was reserved. After making move from one area to another... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While on a day trip to Duluth while on vacation in Wisconsin, we decided to take a cruise with Vista Fleet. It was their Grand Sightseeing Tour aboard the Vista Star which lasted about 2-1/2 hours. The cruise took us around the whole harbor of the Twin Ports. We seen two 1,000 foot ships that were in the harbor, one... More 

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Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were in Duluth on business, and we didn't want to leave without seeing Lake Superior. This cruise sounded like a fun, economical way for our family of 4 to get to do some sightseeing. It started out pretty bad, though no fault of Vista. We visited in late June from Oklahoma, where we were already nearing triple digits. As... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It was informative, They need to record the tour information, too many misread parts, volume was too loud, and crying 2 yrs old running all over ruined part of it.

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