The sightseeing cruise is a 90 minute tour that takes you down the mighty Mississippi with a live historical commentary. On board there is a cash/credit bar that has snacks and drinks to purchase. Walk-ins are welcome.
The sightseeing cruise will take place on the Island Queen unless it is in maintenance.
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Many youth and adults alike have never experienced the awe of "The Mighty Mississippi" and even fewer have gone by the way of the paddle wheel boat. This is an excellent opportunity to do both. Take your students aboard one of the legendary Memphis Riverboats. A guided history lesson of the Mississippi River. Learn about the tales of the river life spun by Mark Twain, a few of the Mississippi Rivers secrets, and the Sultana (the worst American maritime disaster to date).
Dinner & Music Cruise
The dinner cruise is 2 hours and includes a BBQ meal, a live request band, and a cash/credit bar. The meal is served in a one trip style buffet. The dinner cruises are usually on the Memphis Queen III, but on some occasions can be on the Island Queen. These trips tend to fill up quickly so, reservations are recommended.
Memphis-style pulled pork BBQ, grilled marinated chicken breast, coleslaw, buttered corn, baked beans, and chef's choice dessert.
There is complimentary sweet and unsweet tea, coffee, and water. We have beer, liquor, wine, and sodas available for purchase at the bar.
Adults 18-59 $45
Seniors 60+/Military/College Students with ID or Youth 13-17 $42
Child 4-12 $30
Toddler 2-3 $10
Under 2 FREE
Special Dinner Cruise
We have three special dinner cruises throughout the year. Our Valentine's Day Cruise, Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Cruise, and July 4th Fireworks Cruise. These cruises usually have different times and prices than our normally scheduled dinner and music cruises.
The college special is a 2 hour cruise with 30 minutes of dock time afterwards. The Island Queen and the Memphis Queen III include 30 minutes of boarding at 11:00 am. This trip can be placed on the Memphis Showboat, but this vessel does not sail out so boarding time is not included. This trip includes 150 Passengers on the Island Queen and the Memphis Queen III, and up to 175 passengers on the Memphis Showboat. You will also receive 2 bar setups, 2 guards, and a house DJ (House band available for $325 more).