Pearl of the Lake

Mississippi River Cruises on an authentic paddlewheeler!

Riverboat Cruises on Lake Pepin,
the most scenic part of the mighty Mississippi River!

Public Sightseeing cruises begin on SATURDAY, May 28th

Pearl is the perfect venue for sightseeing cruises, sunset dinner cruises, and private charters!

Weddings, family reunions, employee and customer 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 climate controlled lower deck  and an open air 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.

  • Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Pepin

    Enjoy a Mississippi Riverboat cruise on scenic Lake Pepin. Afternoon and Sunset cruises available!
  • 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! Sunset Dinner Cruises begin Friday, June 10th
  • Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

    Sunsets on Lake Pepin area a magical experience not to be missed! We offer 90 minute sunset sightseeing cruises on many Saturday evenings throughout the year. On rare occasions the full moon also comes up on the other end of the Lake, making for a very special evening! This year the sunset/moon rise cruises occur on September 17 and October 15th.
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