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“Beautiful afternoon on the river”

Dubuque River Rides
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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 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.
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We went for the 1 1/2 hour ride and had a wonderful time. The Captain explains all about the Mississippi River and the surrounding area of Dubuque, IA and just being out on the river is fun. I would take the ride again.

1  Thank Joyce O
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Scenery is beautiful up to the locks where you spend 20 plus minutes going up once out of the boring locks they turn the boat around and go right back into the locks to go back down. So you spend 40 to 50 minutes in the locks. Who's idea was that? The food servicers appeared to be bored but had to be there and would answer a direct question when cornered. The food was average but hard to eat with the overwhelming odor of diesel fuel. I now understand why the tickets had "NO REFUNDS" in large letters printed on them. Save your money (about $55.00 each) go somewhere else.

3  Thank showwatcher
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

A little pricey for the whole family but takes you back to the days of the paddlewheelers up and down the Mississippi River.

Thank MrsWhite2011
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Took the two hour tour with lunch ($8pp). The boat was nice; bathroom A+. Staff very friendly. Lunch was deli meats and cheeses, potato salad and cole slaw (potato salad very good) and cookies (also very good!). Well worth the money. Would definitely recommend. Kids would probably be bored, however.

1  Thank Sally J
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Took the lunch cruise. Deli was simple but food was good and fresh. Captain Mike gave a very informative tour of the river. This is a great way to see the river sites and learn a little about Dubuque. Thoroughly enjoyed the ride!

1  Thank Ziggyzz
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