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“Fun Tour during Fair Weather”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vista Fleet

Vista Fleet
Ranked #5 of 23 Tours in Duluth
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Dubuque, Iowa
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177 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fun Tour during Fair Weather”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Vista Fleet tour is fun, especially on a date or with a group. I attended an evening dinner cruise with a large business group. Even though it was somewhat windy, the boat was very even. The food served for dinner was pretty good (4 out of 5), with excellent full bar service.

The tour of the harbor and nearby shore areas was fun and informative. The tour guide gave pretty good narration, of sites one would never see much of from shore.

I would certainly suggest the Vista Fleet Cruise if you have two hours!

Visited September 2012
Thank JoshuaClements
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minneapolis, MN
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65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Outstanding view and narration of the sights of Duluth and adjacent harbor”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We crused up the shore along the city margin, and then down through the Harbor area. As we passed by various sights and landmarks, Derek the cruise guide told us about what we were seeing. He was entertaining, informative, and very funny--made the cruise a wonderful experience! Whatever they are paying this young man, it is not enough.

Visited September 2012
Thank piffen
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Minneapolis, MN
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It was ok”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

On a girls weekend Aug 25-26 we decided it would be fun to take a cruise around the sights. I would say that for the $20, it was worth it. Kids would enjoy it. I honestly got a little bored. I prefer excursions where you can see and learn about wildlife, not taconite.

Visited August 2012
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Vsta Fleet is a MUST SEE for anyone coming to Duluth. They will take you out onto Lake Superior and tell stories of how different landmarks came to be. They will then take you into the Twin Ports to get up close and personal with whatever ship happens to be there from somewhere in the world. Educate the tourist of what is coming into the port and how it's important for the port to be there to serve the needs of Minnesota and the upper midwest. Plus you get to see the U.S. Coast Guard in Minnesota. (aka Heros In Lifejackets)

Visited August 2012
Thank Randy S
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Worth the money to see the city from the water”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

You will get to see parts of the city you can't see from a car. Check with your hotel before you make your reservation. You may be able to get a better discount buying through your hotel than you can get at the Vista Fleet gift shop.
The guide was funny and informative. My kids (ages 11 and 15) thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride. We were able to learn a lot about Duluth's history and other attractions to see. I'd recommend doing this early in your trip to the city. You may hear about sites you didn't even know you'd like to see.
Even though rain hit about an hour into the tour, we all still had fun. People just left the upper deck and hunkered down in the lower two decks. There were snacks and beverages available for purchase on the boat. You could also bring your own food on board.

Visited August 2012
Thank Kristi B
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