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Pearl of the Lake

Mississippi River Cruises on an authentic paddlewheeler!

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“Pearl of the Lake” is a modern-day replica of the grand riverboats that traveled on the Mississippi River in the 1800s. True to tradition, her only means of propulsion is the twin paddlewheels in the stern.

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.

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard for a special cruise in Lake City, MN!

Join us July 4th for our Fireworks Cruise on Lake Pepin!

PARKING**** Please park across Highway 61, and use the newly installed pedestrian crossing, parking is available  along the side streets. People who are handicapped and have mobility issues can park in the lot. If you are also eating at the Restaurant you may also park in the lot. Please try and car pool to limit the number of cars if possible
Thank you for your cooperation as the new restaurant opening has created parking shortages.

Great boat ride with comfortable seating!

"The tour lasts 90 minutes. The captain is funny and informative. The lake was like glass! Very smooth and comfortable. This was a fantastic relaxing cruise! We would return again and again!"

– Steve O.
Perfect trip

I took a group of 13 senior adults on this trip. Some chose to stay downstairs out of the wind and sun; others stayed on the top deck. The.Captain was very informative. All in all a good way to spend the afternoon.

– TripAdvisor
Beautiful area, had a great time

It was really lovely and interesting, and we had a great time talking and enjoying the scenery. The server (among other things) on board was really nice and took a bunch of photos of us. We also got to talk to the captain, who was very friendly. Very worthwhile experience, and very reasonable price.

– TripAdvisor
Lots of fun

It was a 90 minute tour that was a lot of fun. Met a lot of nice people on the boat. The Captain was very funny and informative. We are going to go again this summer.

– TripAdvisor