Basic Descriptions of Riverboat Cruises on Several Rivers from Minnesota
Minnesota will include a few rivers on which a few cruise tours will be available. The area between St. Paul and Minneapolis will make a good starting point for tours on the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. Tours on the St. Croix River, considered one of the Mississippi`s tributaries, can easily be reached from Taylors Falls and Stillwater; the river will offer several options for checking out the wildlife or various species of birds which might be found along the cruise.
The Minneapolis Queen, a 125-passenger paddle-wheeler boat, owned by Paradise Charter Cruises will provide an enjoyable method of sailing on the Mississippi. You may opt between the cocktail cruises or narrated sightseeing trips that will leave from Boom Island Park from Minneapolis. The tours will provide with wonderful views of the Minneapolis Skyline, St. Anthony Falls or Lock System, and many other interesting buildings along the way. Tours by Padelford Riverboats will take guests through the Mississippi National Great River Park and will also offer a distinct way of seeing the Mississippi. Along the cruise, you might spot herons, bald eagles or falcons, which will be hosted on this region. The line will offer sightseeing as well as meals tours every day during the summer.
Magnolia Blossom Cruises will offer private charter tours on the Minnesota River. The cruises will take guests around Pike Island, the village of Mendota or the St. Paul-Minneapolis International Airport. Passengers can travel under several bridges and see Fort Snelling State Park. Guests can watch may species of birds that are hosted along this region. While the cruise line will not provide public tours on the Minnesota River, they will offer a tour exclusively for private charter groups for up to one hundred and twenty five passengers.
St. Croix River Cruises
The St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. will offer tours that will sail along the Croix River which will leave from Stillwater. The line will offer lunch and dinner cruises each and every day, which will take passengers past cultural landmarks and natural wonders of the Croix River. The Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours offer a distinct option of exploring the St. Croix River. Cruises will depart from Taylors Falls and will take guests past the giant stone cross formation from which this river was getting its own name. Guests can see the Old Man of The Dalles, which is considered an interesting natural rock face. Cruises will be offered every day of the week from May through early October.