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$9 for a Public Riverboat Cruise for Two from St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats ($15 Value) 

St. Charles

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In a Nutshell

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

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 6, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to weather conditions. Valid only for public cruises. Not valid for private cruises. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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.

The Deal

  • $9 for public sightseeing cruise for two ($15 value)

During 50- to 60-minute afternoon cruises, tour groups float 4 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.


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91% of 1,279 customers recommend

  • “Nice ride :)”

  • “VERY NICE PEOPLE AND THE MUXIC WAS GOOD TOO. ”

  • “I'm sure it would be better to do on a sunny day. But we still enjoyed it :) ”

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    St. Charles

    Pottawatomie Park

    Saint Charles, IL 60174

    +16305842334

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88% of the people were positive about the Boat Ride, most described it as Nice.
83% of the people were positive about the Relaxing Ride, most described it as Nice.
83% of the people were positive about the Cruise, most described it as Nice.
88% of the people were positive about the Scenery, most described it as Beautiful.
86% of the people were positive about the Outing, most described it as Nice.
86% of the people were positive about the Tour, most described it as Nice.
Many people described the Ride as Nice. Others thought:
+ 88%

  • Nice
  • Beautiful
  • Informative
  • Enjoyable
  • Pleasant
- 12%

  • Slow
86% of the people were positive about the Park, most described it as Beautiful.
80% of the people were positive about the Water.
92% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Nice.
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