Schedule for Public Excursions
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Pearl of the Lake
Riverboat Cruises on the Mississippi River
A genuine replica of an 1800's Paddle Wheeler!

Take a leisurely cruise on Lake Pepin the largest
 Natural River Lake on the Mississippi River.


Give us a call or an email   to let us know you are coming!.

If you email us, we need your name, number of people and the date you wish to go
along with your telephone number. We will get back to you if that date/time is not available.

Tickets are available one hour before scheduled departure
Seats are first come first served.
We start selling tickets one hour before the cruise departs


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Pearl of the Lake

Booking charters for 2015

Now booking charters for the 2015 season!
Give us a call and book your group.
We welcome bus tours!

Weddings, family reunion, employee appreciation,  any occasion is more fun aboard Pearl of the Lake!
Catering is available. The Pearl has a full service bar on board, with all your favorite wines and spirits.
She has a fully enclosed lower deck with air conditioning, and an open upper deck that seats 52.
Seating for 125 people.
Full bar and snacks available on all cruises.

Public Excursions

Private Charters


Lake Pepin Paddleboat, Inc
100 Central Point Road
Lake City, MN     55041

Lake Pepin is the largest River Lake
on the Mississippi River.

Lake Pepin Paddle Wheel
Port of Lake City

“Pearl of the Lake” is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that traveled on the Mississippi River in the 1800’s.
True to tradition, her only means of propulsion is the twin paddlewheels in the stern.
Her name emphasizes the historic significance shared by paddlewheel boats and the freshwater pearl industry on the upper Mississippi River.
The mussels that produce fresh water pearls are very sensitive to pollution and an important indicator of water clarity.
It is our mission to help educate people about the history and environmental factors that impact our great River.


Local Tourism
Plan your tour of Lake Pepin!



Pearl of the Lake is
U.S. Coast Guard Inspected

Vessel Member

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Regular Public Excursions are Wednesday-Sunday at 1 pm.
We start selling tickets at 12 noon and board shortly after until 1 pm.

We leave the dock at 1 pm. The Cruise is 90 minutes. Our rates

All cruises have a full bar with many of your favorite spirits. Beer,  wine, and most liquors.
Snacks, soda pop and water are also available. We ask that you do not bring food or drink on board.

You may call 1 -651-345-5188, if we aren't in or we are helping other customers,  leave a message with your name, telephone number, the date and time you want to go and how many people you are bringing. We will call you if that time is not available.

You may also send us an email  let us know your name, number of people in your party, your phone number, and the day you wish to go, we will get back to you if for some reason your selected date and time is not available.
Directions are available by the link above that says "Directions"



We have Wine Tasting Cruises  presented by

Through out the summer on the following dates these cruises are during our regular public excursions so you don't have to participate in the wine tasting, although it is highly recommended! Cruises start boarding 30-45 minutes prior to departure.

Our regular rates apply, the wine tasting is $10.00 extra. for a total of $25.00

Saturday August 15th    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday September 12th    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Sun set cruises- Boarding 1/2 hour prior to departure
Please call ahead 1-651-345-5188

The sunset and full moon dates are when the sun is setting and the full moon is rising
Bring your camera for some awesome shots! Regular rates apply

Saturday July 25th, 7:30 pm- 9 pm

Friday July 31st,  7:30 pm - 9 pm   Sunset-Full moon

Saturday August 8th   7:30 pm - 9 pm

Saturday August 29th   7:00 pm- 9 pm  Sunset-Full moon

Sunday September 6th Labor day weekend
Sunset 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Saturday September 26th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm   Sunset-Full moon




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Lake Pepin Paddle Boat, Inc