Why have a travel experience that is anything less than exceptional? We agree. The Riverboat Twilight offers one of the most exceptional cruise experiences in the Midwest. Come aboard and step back in time when riverboats were the most elegant and relaxing way to travel. Only aboard the Riverboat Twilight can you experience:
Real people/real stories - Stories told by our Captain who has spent 30 years traveling the Upper Mississippi river. He tells the kind of stories you won't read in history books or on any engraved plaques around the city. These are not tales crafted for entertainmnet purposes only. These are true stories, told as remembered by the Captain and the people who have grown up along the shores of the Mighty Mississippi.
Eagles, eagles and more eagles- Because the Twilight is so quiet and graceful, we can get up close to the countless eagle nests built in the tall trees that line the shore of the Upper Mississippi river. We are fortunate to witness the birth and fledgling of a generation of eagles every season.
All at once it hits you- The Twilight is small enough to provide a very intimate experience for our passengers, yet large enough to accommodate everyone comfortably on the inside and outside decks. Find a comfortable rocking chair on the sunny side of the boat, sit back, close your eyes and feel the quiet. All at once the splendor, tranquility, and magnificent of the river will hit you. It is truly transformative travel.
About the Vessel
Constructed in 1987 and powered by two modern diesel-electric engine, the Riverboat Twilight was designed to replicate the glorious steamboats of a bygone era.
The Twilight has all of the modern conveniences such as on board restrooms, air conditioning and a full below deck galley.
There is plenty of comfortable indoor and outdoor seating on all three decks with a mixture a padded interior caboose chairs, outdoor deck chairs and teak rocking chairs.
Seating is assigned on the inside decks at meal times only. We encourage our passengers to explore all three decks inside and out, even the pilot house.
Seasons Open and Departure
Memorial Day through October
Length of Tour
One and two day cruises
Costs and Fees
$159 per adult for a One day cruise / $399 per adult for a two-day overnight cruise
Appropriate Age Groups
How to Find the Departure Point
Our two-day cruise departs from LeClaire Iowa. Our one-day cruise departs from Dubuque Iowa.
Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes
Captain Kevin and Carrie Stier were long time employees of the Twilight before purchasing the boat from their mentor in 2006. Between them they have over 60 years experience in the family owned and operated riverboat business. Their children have worked along side of them since they were in junior high.
The Twilight can accommodate most disabilities and special needs diets when given advanced notice.
Pet Friendly Notes
We are sorry, but only service animals are allowed aboard the Twilight.