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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Reviewed June 27, 2015
The day we went was rainy so we had to stay inside most of the ride. It's difficult to see much while inside as the windows have a film on them. I recommend going on a sunny day for the best experience.


Barbara M. ·
Reviewed June 1, 2014
If you're going to sit up top, bring sunglasses and a hat/visor


Barbara A. · 6 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed October 29, 2013
We had a great time on one of the last decent Saturdays of the season. Just wish there had been a cruise that was an hour or so later; would have been great to do at sunset!

What You'll Get

Cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with this Groupon.

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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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 13, 2013. Amount paid never expires. 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.

About 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.

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