Having over 2.500 miles in length, the Missouri River is the longest river from the United States. It flows through 7 states – Montana, South & North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas as well as Missouri – and it provides various opportunities for river cruise tours along its way. The largest cities near this river are Kansas City, Omaha, Bismark and St. Louis and it presents one of the wildest variety of cruise tours options for travelers.
Missouri Breaks River Co.`s River Cruises
This river cruise company provides different cruise tours through the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument. Its routes will change depending on the seasonal water levels and they are also customizable depending on your preferences. The White Cliffs Day Trip will cover a popular part of the Missouri River and it will include various stops at Eagle Creek, Lewis & Clark campsite, as well as lunch on board the ship and quality time exclusively for swimming in the waters of the river. An alternative version of this cruise tour will also include a night at the Virgelle Merc bed as well as breakfast in Montana with all other meals included. This cruise tour will allow passengers time to get of the ship and spend some very pleasant time hiking in the countryside. Additionally, private bird-watching cruise tours may be arranged. Guests may be occasionally required to disembark along the way if the ship happens to run aground in various low waters – they will be able to get back on board the ship as soon as it gets going again; this is actually a technique which has been used in various journeys in the past century which adds some really unexpected elements of surprise and adventure to the cruise tour.
Missouri Breaks River Co.
(406) 453 3035
River City Star`s Riverboat Cruises
This river cruise line will provide cruise tours on the Missouri River in its 150-passenger river cruise boat with a full bar and indoor/outdoor seating. You will be able to choose between lunchtime cruise tours, dinner cruises which will include live entertainment and a buffet, and sightseeing tours. Various themed cruise tours for special occasions may be provided occasionally, like 3-hour Pirates Cruise or one-and-a-half-hour Irish Dinner Cruise. Along the way, the guests of these cruise tours will be able to enjoy various points of attraction such as Omaha`s Freedom Park, the Old Morman Bridge, the Qwest Center as well as a baseball field which is used by the College World Series.
River City Star
151 Freedom Park Road Omaha
(866) 227 7827
Lewis & Clark Riverboat Cruises
The Lewis & Clark Riverboat will depart from the Bismark port for cruise tours on the Missouri River each day. 1-hour cruise during the day and one-and-a-half-hour evening or sunset cruise tours are available with this river cruise boat, as well as barbecue dinner cruise tours or special pizza. This river boat is being owned by the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation which is an non governmental organization which supports heritage tourism. This old-fashioned river boat will be able to accommodate a maximum of 149 guests and it includes an open upper deck especially for viewing sights of the surroundings. The air-conditioned lower deck is a very comfortable alternative for sightseeing as well.
Missouri Riverboat Inc Port of Bismarck
1700 River Road Bismarck
(701) 255 4233
Nestled on beautiful limestone bluffs overlooking the Galena River close its confluence with the majestic Mississippi River, Galena prospered in the past from river traffic and lead mining. In our times, Galena remains a wonderful vacation spot flanked with many resorts and filled with shops and galleries. Although agricultural erosion over time managed to reduce the depth of the Galena River, tours from the close ports reveal beautiful sights inaccessible by car.
Mississippi Explorer Cruises
You could travel through the relaxing waters of the upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge while you will be able to explore its abundant wildlife and diverse environment. Limestone palisades tower above beautiful maple forests while wildflowers and lotus bloom at its base. River cruises will leave from Chestnut Mountain Resort 8 miles in the west part of Galena and will include a complimentary ride on the scenic chair lift of the resort. Wonderful views of the nearby area at the top of the lift can be seen from the banks of the Mississippi River Overnight cruise packages will be available with accommodations at the resort, which includes its very own restaurant, along with hot tubs, acres of serene outdoor trails and miniature golf.
Mississippi Explorer Cruises
1913 Old Mill Drive
Dubuque River Rides
You can relax on board a traditional paddle-wheel boat as a professional guide will point out the natural sights of the historical Mississippi River. The Spirit of Dubuque may accommodate up to 377 guests and will feature an enclosed air-conditioned seating and an open-air upper deck. An overnight package which will include accommodation at Timmerman Hotel & Resort after a 1 1/2-hour afternoon cruise tour. Murder mystery dinner cruise will set sail twice a month and will serve tasteful prime rib with baked chicken breast. Just sixteen miles from Galena, lunch and dinner cruise tour will be available on a daily basis, along with special holiday meal trips.
Dubuque River Rides
7787 Timmerman Dr.
You may enjoy one hundred and sixty one miles of scenic Mississippi River on this 2-day cruise leaving from LeClaire, Iowa. Recapture the days of Mark Twain while you will listen to live folk performers as the Twilight riverboat will chugs up the Mississippi River, passing towering limestone palisades and historical sights. Overnight the Dubuque`s Grand Harbor Resort at the edge of the water and enjoy a relaxing morning. Snacks in the afternoon will probably manage to keep the hunger away while later on prime rib, fish or chicken will be included in the delightful dinner.
Twilight River Cruises
301 South Commerce Street