Pearl of the Lake

Lake Pepin Paddle Wheel Riverboat Cruises from the Port of Lake City

Riverboat Cruises on Lake Pepin, the Most Scenic Part of the Mighty Mississippi River!

The perfect venue for sightseeing cruises, sunset dinner cruises, and private charters!

Weddings, family reunions, employee appreciation, or any other occasion is more fun aboard Pearl of the Lake! We offer catering, and the Pearl has a full-service bar on board, with all your favorite wines and spirits. She also has a fully enclosed lower deck with air conditioning, and an open upper deck that seats 52. Total seating is for 125 people.

“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.

  • Cruise on Lake Pepin

    Enjoy a riverboat cruise on Lake Pepin—the largest river lake on the Mississippi River—aboard Pearl of the Lake, a genuine replica of an 1800's Paddle Wheeler.
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise

    Pearl of the Lake and the Railhouse Grill have teamed up to provide Sunset Dinner Cruises open to the public. Enjoy a two hour scenic cruise on beautiful Lake Pepin while you dine on a delicious gourmet meal catered by the Railhouse Grill!
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