Explore the majestic Mississippi, one of the five top recognized attractions in the world, aboard a variety of river cruises available in the Quad Cities. Whether you desire a short cruise or an overnight cruise, we have exactly what you are looking for. The Quad Cities is centrally located on the river and includes the cities of Davenport, Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.
Get an up close and personal view of the mighty river aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi
! These open-air, pontoon-style boats offer a completely different way to enjoy the river. The Channel Cat makes stops at various landings on both the Iowa and Illinois sides of the river. You can hop from downtown to downtown and take your bike aboard to explore beautiful riverfront biking and walking trails. If you didn't bring your bike the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau provides bike rental by the hour or for the day.
Once aboard the Channel Cat, one price allows you to ride all day. The trip includes 4 stops within an hour round-trip. If you only have an hour, you can enjoy the ride and never leave the boat. Channel Cats run Memorial Day through October!
Narrated sightseeing, lunch, dinner and dance, and overnight packages are just some of the cruise options you have on the Celebration Belle
. One of their favorite cruises is the 100-mile Day Long Cruise from the Quad Cities to Dubuque, Iowa. This cruise overwhelms its passengers with three homemade meals and live entertainment. The Celebration Belle is one of the largest riverboats on the upper Mississippi. Once aboard, you will experience the mystique of the river that captivated Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
The Riverboat Twilight
will give you the romance of the river days gone by. Her unique rounded stern and ornate architectural detailing is reminders of those classic riverboats that Mark Twain called "Floating Palaces." The Twilight has Saturday tours in June on the second Saturday of the month. Take a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise from the quaint riverfront town of LeClaire, Iowa. Or if that seems too short, take a two-day overnight cruises from LeClaire to Dubuque, Iowa, with entertainment on board. Cruises include all meals, activities, and lodging at the Grand Harbor Hotel in Dubuque.
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