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.

Public Excursions start Memorial Weekend!

We will be operating from our Dock at the Willows complex.
This is or 9th year in business. Hope to see you again this year!!

Give us a call and let us know you are coming!
As usual we take your name and telephone number so we can
let you know if we wont be able to go out due to weather.
Early in the season we may not go if we don't have enough people
that want to go, so please call ahead.
Tickets are available one hour before scheduled departure

Please call ahead!


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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. 110 for a dinner cruise.
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
All cruises have a full bar with many of your favorite spirits. Beer, wine, most liquors.
Snacks, soda pop and water are also available.

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
Please call 1 -651-345-5188, if we aren't in or helping other customers  leave a message with your name, 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.

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.

Saturday June 13th    1:00 pm -2:30 pm

Saturday July 11th    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday July 18th    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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


Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
Boarding beings 1/2 hour prior to departure at 8:30pm. Tickets are available by prepayment, and are $20.00 per person, no discounts apply for seniors or children.

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!

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