$28 for a Two-Hour Sightseeing Cruise for Two from Dubuque River Rides (Up to $56 Value)

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Janice M. ·
Reviewed October 14, 2013
Beautiful and relaxing. Enjoyed the lunch buffet.

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Janet K. ·
Reviewed October 6, 2013
would have been nicer to see when the fall leaves had turned to their beautiful colors

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Nicholett L. ·
Reviewed October 3, 2013
They were very friendly, the lunch was good. The ride was a lot of fun. If you get the opportunity you should go.

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Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.

$28 for a Two-Hour Historical Sightseeing Cruise for Two (Up to $56 Value)

Passengers cruise the Mississippi River—taking in local landmarks, lakes, and wildlife—aboard a handicapped-accessible replica of a century-old steamboat. The captain provides constant narration, sharing historical tidbits and ecological facts. Customers may repair to the ship’s enclosed dining area to consume food and beverages from the onboard concession bar. Ships depart at 11:30 a.m. daily. Choose from three options: Monday–Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Not valid 7/3-7/4, 8/31, 9/1, and 9/2/13. May use over multiple visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Dubuque River Rides


Decorative smokestacks stretch toward the sky as Victorian red and gold decor surrounds passengers nibbling brunch in a dining salon. This scene unfolds aboard the Spirit of Dubuque, an authentic-looking paddleboat that pays homage to the century-old steamboats of the Mississippi River. Dubuque River Rides' signature vessel, it has played host to thousands of cruises filled with entertainment, meals, and improvised renditions of "Old Man River" since being christened by Iowa governor Robert Ray in 1977. Elsewhere on the river, a more modern boat cuts across the water, casting a sleek outline against the sky. The 80-foot yacht, affectionately called Miss Dubuque, sets an intimate stage for events that range from weddings to Huckleberry Finn's notorious dinner parties.

Both boats call the northern expanse of the Mississippi River their home, sharing the area with wildlife such as turtles and bald eagles. The sightseeing vessels also pass by river barges and historic structures such as the Chicago Central Pacific Railroad Bridge, which was built after the president invented Lincoln Logs in 1868. After boats return to the docks, their passengers can head over to the floating barge that houses the Ice Harbor Restaurant.

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