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Public Riverboat Cruise on Fox River for Two or Four from St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats (Up to 53% Off) 

St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats

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During serene cruises that last up to one hour, tour groups learn about the history of the Fox River and the Pottawatomie

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Expires Oct 13th, 2013. Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 3 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. Valid for public cruises only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $7.50 for two public paddleboat cruise tickets (up to a $15 value)
  • $14 for four public paddleboat cruise tickets (up to a $30 value)

During 50- to 60-minute afternoon cruises, tour groups float four miles down the Fox River as they learn about the area’s history. Cruises run Monday through Friday at 3:30 p.m. until the end of August; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. until Oct. 13. Click here to view the full schedule of public cruises.

St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats

Through St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats, Rich Anderson shares the rich history of the Fox River with tour groups, a history that his 68-year-old business is very much apart of. Rich’s father, Chet, purchased the Honeymoon Queen for $200 in 1945, hoping to offer rides to picnickers in neighboring Pottawatomie Park. Though the boat required exhaustive repairs, it would soon become a regular sight as it ferried school groups, dinner parties, and lazy ducks along the waters. Both Chet and the Honeymoon Queen retired from the waters by the 1980s, turning over the operations to Rich and the current fleet of paddleboats, which feature open upper decks and spacious enclosed lower decks. Today, as the St. Charles Belle II and Fox River Queen churn the serene waters, guests take in scenic views and learn about the Pottawatomie tribe that lived along the river’s banks almost 200 years ago.


91% of 1,279 customers recommend

  • “sit upstairs outside for the best views on the super cute cruise”

  • “pick a nice day to go”

  • “It was an enjoyable boat ride. Liked the history of the area, too”

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    St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats

    Pottawatomie Park

    Saint Charles, IL 60174


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