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.

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Now that the weather has gotten colder we have smaller turn outs.


 We will take your phone number and
call you if we have to cancel for any reason!

So Make Sure You Call Ahead!!!!


Public Excursions  are  at 1 PM, the days vary depending on how many people are reserved.
We do not operate on Monday and Tuesday as usual.

So Make Sure You Call Ahead!!!!

We begin boarding at 12:15 and seating is first come first served.
Excursions are 90 minutes long, there is a narration, we
cruise on Lake Pepin the largest River Lake on the Mississippi.
We have a full bar and snacks available on every cruise.
The lower level is enclosed, and air conditioned
 the upper level is open air, with a canopy.
Restrooms are available


We will have fall leaf tours starting later in September and early October!


Call for Reservations!
Sunset Cruises 2014
2 more left this season

Saturday September 27 Sunset Cruise 6:30 – 8:00
Saturday October 11, sunset cruise 5:30 - 7:00

Boarding 1/2 hour prior to departure

Please call ahead

Reservations: 1-651-345-5188

*must dial the 1 first if calling from outside Lake City

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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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