Mississippi River

Mississippi River Public Cruise Rates & Schedule

DEPARTING FROM BOHEMIAN FLATS PARK

NOTICE*** West River Parkway 1 block south of 22nd Ave is CLOSED! This is a result of a Mud Slide. This Section of West River Parkway will be closed through the Summer of 2015.  Please see info in the Directions link. 

The Great River, Mississippi!
The Mississippi is the largest river system in North America.

Minnesota has the pleasure of being the starting point for the magnificent river, and our cruises are the greatest way to enjoy the Mississippi experience.

  • Mother’s Day through 3rd Weekend of October.
  • Boarding begins 10-15 minutes prior to cruise time.
  • Concessions and beverages are available on board.
  • Ask about our special group pricing. Additional public cruises upon request. We require a minimum capacity of 20 passengers for each scheduled cruise to depart.
  • No outside food or beverages may be brought on board.
  • For Handicap Boarding Accessibility Information click here

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Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise – $18.00 per Adult, Child – $10.00
Departing from Bohemian Flats on the Mississippi River

Mother’s day weekend through end of May
Sat. & Sun. 12:00noon – 1:30p.m.2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

June, July and August
Mon. – Wed. 12:00noon – 1:30p.m.Thu. – Sun. 12:00noon – 1:30p.m.2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

September and October
Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00noon – 1:30p.m.Sat. & Sun. 12:00noon – 1:30p.m.2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Advanced reservations recommended. Walk ups are NOT guaranteed.
Our narrated cruises will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer!
A full service cash bar along with hot dogs, chips, nachos, snacks, etc. are available for purchase.

Group Sightseeing & Luncheon Special – $36.00 per person

Available Mon-Fri., For groups of 20 or more. Tour Groups, Business meetings, Department Parties or Birthdays. Whatever the occasion, any event will be so much more special aboard an authentic paddlewheel. Advance reservations are required 2 or more weeks in advance. Your group will be combined with the other public passengers, with reserved tables. Price includes ticket and full lunch.Click here to view menu. See below about reserving our Private Admirals Room for your group! Available Mon-Fri.

Happy Hour & Pizza Cruise – $26.00 per Adult, Child – $16.00
Departing from Bohemian Flats on the Mississippi River

Our most popular cruise! Take a narrated cruise of the Mississippi River while enjoying a pizza and salad buffet and happy hour drink specials with a full cash bar available.
May, September and October – Thursday’s only 6:00pm – 8:00pm

June, July and August – Wed. & Thur. 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. day of cruise.
Our exciting Happy Hour and Pizza Cruise will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer!

Friday Night Dinner Cruise – $46.00 per Adult, Child – $33.00
Departing from Bohemian Flats on the Mississippi River
Mother’s Day Weekend through the 3rd weekend of October
Friday’s 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. day prior to cruise.
Our exciting dinner cruise will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer!
See below about reserving our Private Admirals Room for your group!

Sunday Brunch Cruise – $34.00 per Adult, Child – $24.00
Departing from Bohemian Flats on the Mississippi River aboard The Paradise Lady

Mother’s Day Weekend through the 3rd weekend of October
Sunday’s 11:00am – 1:00pm
Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. Friday prior to cruise.
Our relaxing brunch cruise will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer!

Groups and Special Cruises

Groups of 20 or more may reserve seating Mon – Fri on any of our scheduled public cruises or special cruise times. Brunch, lunch, pizza or dinner options are available for group reservations. Groups of 20 or more are combined with the other public passengers, with reserved tables on the main deck.

You may rent our Private “Admirals Room” aboard the Minneapolis Queen exclusively for your event for $250. Monday – Friday (Accommodates group sizes up to 32)

The Minneapolis Queen and Paradise Lady are also available for private charters. Contact us for additional information on group reservations or private events at 952.474.8058 or toll free at 888.559.8058.


Pricing Information

Senior Discount (60+) $2.00 off

Infants (under 2) Free

One discount per ticket purchase.

Above prices include port charge and tax.

Fuel Surcharge may apply.

20 Passenger minimum required to cruise.

Gift Certificates available.

American Express, Discover, VISA, and MasterCard accepted.