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Belle of Louisville Riverboats

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
+1 502-574-2992
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Nice way to spend an afternoon

We made our reservations on a Thursday for Saturday cruise because we were watching the weather... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PPIEW7
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Louisville, Kentucky
Very enjoyable way to spend Father's Day

We took a river boat tour for Father's Day in June. We had so much fun. The menu was BBQ and even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue S
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Lexington, Kentucky
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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River style steamboat in the world. She and her sister vessel, the Mary M. Miller riverboat offer river cruises perfect for all ages. We offer cruises nearly year-round, and have special events throughout the season. The Mary M. Miller replaced the Spirit of Jefferson in July of 2017. She is named after the First Female Steamboat Captain. The Mary M Miller is not a steamboat but she does have a paddlewheel. She is climate controlled and has 2 indoor decks and a top deck under cover but open air.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our reservations on a Thursday for Saturday cruise because we were watching the weather. All the window tables were sold out, a little bit of disappointment at first. The day was foggy and overcast and a bit chilly but we were up for...More

Thank PPIEW7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a river boat tour for Father's Day in June. We had so much fun. The menu was BBQ and even though I am not much on BBQ the food turned out to be excellent. The crowd was a happy group and it made...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a good trip. We walked past the boat and realized it was leaving for a tour in ten minutes, so bought a ticket ( we couldn't have lunch as it was fully booked but there was food and drink available to buy) Luckily the...More

Thank loveUllapool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Belle of Louisville is worth a trip simply because of its history. It has been around for a long, long time. And it is really steam powered, and really runs with a paddlewheel. You actually travel the Ohio River as it was done 100...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 hours on Mary M Miller very nice boat and buffet was good. But now what needs to be worked on. The DJ had no knowledge of the river, he read from a script that seemed like it came from Wikipedia. Visitors learned that...More

Thank Shangri_la_Seeker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you can either a lunch tour or sight seeing tour great to take a couple of hours to relax they have a bar if you wish to hale a drink

Thank 461glennw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought online info was confusing so I called - lovely ladies helping and solid recommendations. We opted for the tour with no dinner, grabbed a bite in town beforehand. Good selection of drinks with branded alcohol, and bartenders are great. But get your souvenir...More

Thank dianainshanghai
BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for riding the cruise, we are sorry the music was to loud we ill talk to the Dj about it. thank you for the review

Reviewed August 16, 2017

Pick a good-weather day and enjoy the breeze on the Ohio River. There is a narration of the history of boat building and commerce on the river that made Louisville great! Even if the weather turns, there is room inside. The crew is friendly and...More

1  Thank FluteyMichigan
BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

we are glad you enjoyed the cruise. Sitting back on a riverboat enjoying the breeze is a great way to enjoy a day or evening. Please visit us again. Thank you

Reviewed August 14, 2017

The Belle of Louisville carried a whole group of convention attendees out for a night of beautiful skyline scenery, fun entertainment, and relaxing evening. There was a dance floor with a DJ and open bar with soft drinks and water free provided. They took us...More

Thank BJ903
BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

thank oyu for cruising with us. we are glad you enjoyed your cruise

Reviewed August 13, 2017

Wonderful! Thrilling! Relaxing Dinner Cruise! My husband and I were not able to get reservations on the Belle so we opted for the replacement Spirit of Jefferson which is the Mary M Miller Riverboat. It was a great evening. The usual pictures were taken as...More

2  Thank MaryannF650
BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

we are pleased that you took a cruise on the Mary M. Miller, she is a charming boat. United Catering does a excellent job and there food is always good. Thank you for the review and we hope you will come back again and ride...More

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Mark T
July 4, 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
yes, we have had several on the boats. we also make a perfect venue, for weddings, receptions or rehersal dinners
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Tkcotten13
June 12, 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
we do have a evening cruise that boards at 8pm and cruises 8:30pm-10:30pm. It is just a sightseeing cruise with concessions and bar available for purchase. There will be fireworks that evening however we do not guarantee... More
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epona18
March 6, 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
The Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Jefferson offer lunch and dinner cruises and the Belle offers a brunch cruise from June- October on Sundays. You have the option of purchasing a ticket with the meal or a ticket... More
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