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All cruises are equipped with a fully stocked bar that accepts cash or credit card. Food is served during our Sunset & Small Bites Cruise, or available upon request for private events.

Choose your route to explore all that the Illinois River Valley has to offer

Up-River Route

Head east out of Ottawa, past the south bluff where you can see beautiful riverfront homes and travel towards Heritage Harbor. See wildlife on several of the river’s islands. The trip returns just south of the Marseilles Lock & Dam.

Down-River Route

Heading west out of Ottawa under the historic railroad bridge, travel to Buffalo Rock, taking in the breathtaking rock faces that edge the river. Get a unique view of the industries that are so important to the area.

2024 Fares

We offer discounted ticket for children ages 3-12. Infants 2 and under cruise free.

Price List
Weekend Sightseeing Cruise (2 hr.)
Meal Cruises (based on meal offerings & duration)

Host an unforgettable private event onboard the Ste. Genevieve!

We would love to work with you to create a tailored experience for you and your guests.

Whether you’re hosting a wedding, birthday party, wedding shower, or work event, the experience is sure to be unique! We’ll work with you to customize the food, beverages, set up and decor to fit your vision. You’ll get access to the boat before and after for setup and tear down and 2 hours of staffed bar services while you cruise.

  • 3 hours of boat access (additional accommodations can be made if needed)
  • Host up to 100 people
  • Starting rental price: $2,500
  • Includes: 2-hour cruise, bar access (drinks not included)
  • Food service ranges from $18-$45 person depending on menu