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Whether you’re soaking up the sun or wrapped up snug, it’s always a great time to take a cruise on the Belle or the Spirit.

A relaxing two-hour cruise is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We operate a number of different cruises: day and night, stargazing, historical, and musical. Here you can find out all about our schedule and start planning your day or night out.

Include our delicious buffet lunch or dinner (reservations come with guaranteed inside seating), and make it an even more memorable experience. Once you’ve decided when you want to go and what kind of cruise you fancy, visit our Planning section to complete your preparations.

To view cruise pricing, visit the planning section of our site. Bon voyage!

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  • Feb. 11

    VALENTINE DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    Give your sweetheart an evening to remember with a two-hour Valentine Dinner Cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson. With guaranteed inside seating, a delicious buffet meal, a DJ, and the Ohio River providing ambiance, it will be a perfect way to celebrate!   Tickets (plus tax): $66.00 per person – all ages (including children)

  • Feb. 12

    VALENTINE BRUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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    It’s the season of the heart, so share it with your sweetie on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson’s Valentine Brunch Cruise. A scrumptious buffet, music from a DJ, and the Ohio River will all make it an experience to remember! Tickets (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $38, Seniors – $37, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $28

  • Feb. 14

    VALENTINE DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    Give your sweetheart an evening to remember with a two-hour Valentine Dinner Cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson. With guaranteed inside seating, a delicious buffet meal, a DJ, and the Ohio River providing ambiance, it will be a perfect way to celebrate! Tickets (plus tax): $66.00 per person – all ages (including children)

  • Mar. 4

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Mar. 11

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Mar. 17

    ST. PATRICKS DINNER

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    We don’t have a green river, but we do have the green beer! Cruise with us and bring all of your friends. Ticket pricing: TBD

  • Mar. 18

    MCALPINE BRUNCH LOCKS CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    1:00 PM–4:00 PM
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    What a great river adventure – a cruise through McAlpine Lock! This narrated cruise about the history of the lock and the impact it has made on river transportation. Include the delicious buffet (guaranteed inside seating, advance reservations required) or choose sightseeing only (all-weather outside and limited seating, advance reservations recommended) and get ready for a great downriver cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson!

    If river conditions do not allow us to go through the lock, we’ll take a terrific cruise upriver instead. There is no refund or exchange for tickets if we are not able to go through the lock. Be prepared for a terrific river adventure either way.  Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $38, Seniors – $37, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $28   Sightseeing rates also available.

  • Mar. 25

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 1

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 3

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 6

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 7

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Apr. 7

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 8

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 13

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 14

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Apr. 14

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 15

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 16

    EASTER BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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    Hop on down to Louisville’s waterfront and have a bunny fun day on the Steamer Belle of Louisville! The Easter Bunny will be on board to add to the children’s delight as we take a two-hour cruise on the Ohio River. A scrumptious brunch buffet is included, and music from a DJ will round out the day! Bring a basket or bag for your youngsters for gathering Easter candy! Tickets (plus tax): Adults – $40, Seniors – $39, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $26

  • Apr. 20

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 22

    THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE-DOCKSIDE

    Belle of Louisville
    3:00 PM–10:30 PM
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    If you’re looking for a great way to view one of the largest fireworks displays in the country, then it’s the Historic Belle of Louisville for you! A delicious dinner buffet, cash bar & concessions. This is a kickoff event for the Kentucky Derby festivities, and while activities and times are determined by the Kentucky Derby Festival.  Dockside Event. This event goes on regardless of the weather or river conditions, so there is no refund or exchange for tickets on the day of the event. Please note our cancellation policy requires cancellations no less than two weeks prior to the event date, and there is a 10% cancellation fee. Open seating, no reserved seats. Please come prepared for an outdoor experience for viewing the fireworks! Tickets (tax added on at purchase): $100 per person – all ages (including all children)

  • Apr. 22

    THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE-DOCKSIDE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    3:00 PM–10:30 PM
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    If you’re looking for a great way to view one of the largest fireworks displays in the country, and a little more intimate atmosphere, then it’s the Spirit of Jefferson for you! Hors d’oeurves will be served after boarding, then a delicious dinner meal will follow, while you’re preparing for Thunder Over Louisville fireworks. This is a kickoff event for the Kentucky Derby festivities, and while activities and times are determined by the Kentucky Derby Festival, you can be sure there will be a lot going on on the wharf that day. Dockside Event.

    Note: This event goes on regardless of the weather or river conditions.Reserved seating for the buffet, sightseeing is first come, first served. Please come prepared for an outdoor experience for viewing the fireworks!   Tickets (tax added on at purchase): $125 per person – all ages (including all children)

  • Apr. 25

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Apr. 27

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 28

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Apr. 28

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 28

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Apr. 29

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 1

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 2

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 3

    GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE

    Belle of Louisville
    5:30 PM–8:00 PM
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    It’s a tradition of river life since the 1850s, and still happening today. During Kentucky Derby Week, the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville will face off with the riverboat Belle of Cincinnati for The Battle of the Belles, in a time-honored tradition of riverboat racing to the finish! Land-based events will take place first, with the crew from each boat competing for points; then the race will bring up the stern of an exciting day. The team with the most points, wins the event!

    Please note that the tickets the Derby Festival provides us to sell are upstairs, outside seating (Texas Deck) without exception. Every passenger is welcome to enjoy any amenities the KDF provides, but seating is first come, first served. This event sells out every year, so make your plans early.  Tickets (all ages):TBD

  • May. 3

    GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE – SPIRIT BOAT CHASE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    5:30 PM–8:00 PM
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    If you’d like to have a great view of both racing riverboats – the steamboat Belle of Louisville and riverboat Belle of Cincinnati – as they compete in the Kentucky Derby Week Great Boat Race event, then come on board the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson as she follows in their wake. A delicious buffet dinner, reserved seating, cash bar, concessions & a DJ!  Tickets (tax added on at purchase): $50 + tax per person – all ages (including children)

  • May. 4

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 4

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 5

    OAKS DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    8:00 PM–10:00 PM
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    After an exciting day at the races for Churchill Downs’ Oaks Day, this cruise will be the perfect way to spend a spring evening on the Ohio River. A scrumptious dinner buffet will be served, cash bar & a DJ! This cruise will leave on time as scheduled. If you go to the races at Churchill Downs, and stay for the last race, the traffic leaving the Downs will be extremely heavy, and getting to our boat on time will be difficult, if not impossible. There is no refund or exchange for the tickets if you miss the boat, so please plan accordingly. Tickets (tax added on at purchase):  $49 per person – all ages

  • May. 5

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 9

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 10

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 11

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 11

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 12

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 12

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 13

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 14

    Mother’s Day Brunch

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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    Show Mom how much she means to you by giving her a special day to remember, and bring the whole family on the historic Belle of Louisville for a two-hour Ohio River cruise! Include the delicious brunch buffet (guaranteed inside seating, advance reservations required) or choose sightseeing only (upstairs, all-weather outside seating without the buffet) and enjoy a relaxing and fun experience. Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $39, Seniors – $38 ,Children (ages 4 – 12) – $26

  • May. 14

    Mother’s Day Dinner

    Belle of Louisville
    5:30 PM–7:30 PM
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    Take Mom out on her special day for a great evening on the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville! This two-hour Ohio River cruise is just the ticket for celebrating by yourselves or with the whole family. Include the delicious buffet dinner (guaranteed inside seating, advance reservations required) or choose sightseeing only (upstairs, all-weather outside seating without the buffet) and make some new memories. Call for information or to make a reservation, or purchase tickets on line.

    Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $48, Seniors – $47, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $32

  • May. 17

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 18

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 18

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 19

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 19

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 20

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 24

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 25

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 25

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 26

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 26

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 27

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • May. 27

    Louisville Crashers Dance Cruise

    Belle of Louisville
    8:00 PM–11:00 PM
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    The Louisville Crashers are helping us open the cruising season! We’ll cruise for two hours, then the boat will remain dockside another hour for your enjoyment. It will be a perfect night to listen to fantastic music and dance on one of the largest dance floors in town! Cash bar & concessions, all seating (both indoor and outdoor) is open seating on a first come, first served basis, regardless of the weather. Tickets: $25 per person – all ages (including children) This cruise does not include a buffet meal.

  • May. 27

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • May. 28

    MCALPINE BRUNCH LOCKS CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–4:00 PM
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    What a great river adventure – a cruise through McAlpine Lock! This narrated cruise about the history of the lock and the impact it has made on river transportation. Include the delicious buffet (guaranteed inside seating, advance reservations required) or choose sightseeing only (all-weather outside and limited seating, advance reservations recommended) and get ready for a great downriver cruise!

    If river conditions do not allow us to go through the lock, we’ll take a terrific cruise upriver instead. There is no refund or exchange for tickets if we are not able to go through the lock. Be prepared for a terrific river adventure either way.  Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $38, Seniors – $37, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $28   Sightseeing rates also available.

  • May. 29

    MEMORIAL DAY LUNCH / SIGHTSEEING

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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    Help us start off the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville’s summer season with a great two-hour cruise on the Ohio River! This 102-yr-old steamboat has been a part of river and Louisville history since she launched in 1914, and she is the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world. Be a part of America’s story, and take a ride! Include the yummy lunch buffet (guaranteed inside seating, advance reservations required), or choose sightseeing only (upstairs, all-weather outside seating), and make it a cruise to remember. Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $35, Seniors – $34, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $25

  • May. 31

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 1

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 2

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 2

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 3

    MOONSHINE / MOONLIGHT CRUISE 21&OVER

    Belle of Louisville
    10:00 PM–11:30 PM
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    Sponsored by Kentucky Peerless Lucky Moonshine, if you’re ready for a late night party on the river, this is the cruise for you! The historic steamboat Belle of Louisville is just the place to be for this moonlight trip on the Ohio River. Get ready for a moonshine tasting during the cruise!  Cash Bar, concessions & a DJ! It’s open seating, bring all your friends!  Because of the nature of this cruise, all members of your party must come into the ticket office together to show their photo ID’s before tickets are dispensed. Tickets: $21 per person – must be at least 21 years old to participate in this cruise.

     

  • Jun. 3

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 3

    HARBOR HISTORY CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    3:00 PM–4:00 PM
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  • Jun. 3

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 4

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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  • Jun. 6

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 7

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 8

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 9

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 9

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 10

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 10

    Craft Beer Moonlight

    Belle of Louisville
    10:00 PM–11:30 PM
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    If you’re ready for a late night party on the river, this is the cruise for you! The historic steamboat Belle of Louisville is just the place to be for this moonlight trip on the Ohio River. Get ready for a craft beer tasting during the cruise! Cash bar, concessions & a DJ! It’s all open seating. Because of the nature of this cruise, all members of your reservation must come into the ticket office to show their photo ID’s before tickets are dispensed. Please ask your group to gather on the wharf first, so they can come into the ticket office together. Tickets: TBD – must be at least 21 years old to participate in this cruise

     

  • Jun. 10

    HARBOR HISTORY CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    3:00 PM–4:00 PM
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  • Jun. 10

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 11

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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  • Jun. 13

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 14

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 15

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 16

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 16

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 17

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 17

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 17

    HARBOR HISTORY CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    3:00 PM–4:00 PM
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  • Jun. 18

    Fathers Day BBQ / Sightseeing

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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    Give Dad and the whole family a day to remember, and join us for a two-hour Ohio River Father’s Day cruise on the historic Belle of Louisvllle! Include the delicious buffet lunch (guaranteed inside seating, advance reservations required) or choose sightseeing only (upstairs, all-weather outside seating) – either way, it’s a steamboating adventure and a chance to explore the oldest operating river steamboat in the country. Call for information or to make a reservation, or purchase tickets on line.

    Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $39, Seniors – $38, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $26

  • Jun. 20

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 21

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 22

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 23

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 23

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 24

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 24

    HARBOR HISTORY CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    3:00 PM–4:00 PM
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  • Jun. 24

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 25

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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  • Jun. 26

    MCALPINE LOCKS / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    6:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    What a great river adventure – a cruise through McAlpine Lock! This narrated cruise about the history of the lock and the impact it has made on river transportation. Include the delicious buffet (guaranteed inside seating, advance reservations required) or choose sightseeing only (all-weather outside and limited seating, advance reservations recommended) and get ready for a great downriver cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson!

    If river conditions do not allow us to go through the lock, we’ll take a terrific cruise upriver instead. There is no refund or exchange for tickets if we are not able to go through the lock. Be prepared for a terrific river adventure either way.  Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $38, Seniors – $37, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $28   Sightseeing rates also available.

  • Jun. 27

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 28

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 29

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jun. 30

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jun. 30

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 1

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jul. 1

    HARBOR HISTORY CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    3:00 PM–4:00 PM
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  • Jul. 1

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 2

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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  • Jul. 4

    INDEPENDENCE SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    8:30 PM–11:00 PM
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    Details TBD   Tickets: $25 – all ages (including children)

  • Jul. 4

    INDEPENDENCE SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    8:30 PM–10:30 PM
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    Details TBD   Tickets: $25 – all ages (including children)

  • Jul. 5

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jul. 6

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 7

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jul. 7

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 8

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jul. 8

    HARBOR HISTORY CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    3:00 PM–4:00 PM
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  • Jul. 8

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 9

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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  • Jul. 11

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 12

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jul. 12

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 13

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 14

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jul. 14

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 15

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 PM–2:00 PM
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  • Jul. 15

    HARBOR HISTORY CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    3:00 PM–4:00 PM
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  • Jul. 15

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • Jul. 15

    MOONSHINE / MOONLIGHT CRUISE 21&OVER

    Belle of Louisville
    10:00 PM–11:30 PM
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    Sponsored by Kentucky Peerless Lucky Moonshine, if you’re ready for a late night party on the river, this is the cruise for you! The historic steamboat Belle of Louisville is just the place to be for this moonlight trip on the Ohio River. Get ready for a moonshine tasting during the cruise!  Cash Bar, concessions & a DJ! It’s open seating, bring all your friends!  Because of the nature of this cruise, all members of your party must come into the ticket office together to show their photo ID’s before tickets are dispensed. Tickets: $21 per person – must be at least 21 years old to participate in this cruise.

  • Jul. 16

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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  • Jul. 18

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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FAQs

  • Where do I pick up my tickets?

    Tickets should be picked up prior to your cruise in the ticket office, which is the green-and-white vessel beside the Belle.

  • What is the dress code?

    The vessel is casual; sightseers should dress according to the weather. On Sightseeing Tours, shorts and t-shirts are welcome. For Lunch Cruises, shorts or slacks and t-shirts are fine. On Dinner Cruises, casual attire is suggested. No sleeveless shirts for men, please. The Spirit of Jefferson is air-conditioned, and the Belle of Louisville has air-conditioning on the ballroom deck.

  • What is the difference between the Belle and the Spirit of Jefferson?

    The Belle is our nearly 100 year old National Historic Landmark and a much larger vessel. She is original to the steamboat era and a living operating museum. The Spirit of Jefferson is a smaller, newer riverboat.

  • Where do I park?

    The Wharf parking lot is a pay lot at 129 River Road (entrance by Joe’s Crab Shack). This lot stretches along the wharf to the Belle area. If this lot is full, the Riverview Parking Garage off of 6th Street is just a walk across the street from the Belle.

  • What are your ADA arrangements for the disabled?

    The Belle has an elevator lift to help with wheel chairs and provide access to the Ballroom Deck. Wheelchairs on the Spirit can go to the first deck only.

  • What is a Sightseeing Ticket?

    A Sightseeing ticket provides a two-hour sightseeing ride on the Texas Deck (top) of the Belle or Spirit. Sightseeing passengers can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the boat, a full concession café, and full bar service. After lunch is over for those who purchased meal tickets, Sightseers are welcome to enter the ballroom for dancing and a break from outside.

  • How do I get reservations for the lunch or dinner options?

    When calling, state the type of ticket you are interested in and if they are available they will be sold to you; sometimes we sell out for meals because of limited capacity. All meal ticket reservations require a 48-hour advance notice because our caterer requires a final count the day before the cruise. Those with sightseeing passes can upgrade for a flat price posted on the certificate; this needs to be done when you make your reservation.

  • Can I bring my own food and beverages aboard the boat?

    No food or beverages can be brought onto the vessel.

  • What do I need to bring?

    You will need your confirmation number from your reservation and proper identification to pick up pre-paid tickets. Other than hopefully your sunglasses, nothing else is needed.

  • What happens if I lose my confirmation number?

    Tickets are filed by last name. Be prepared to show a photo ID in order to pick up the ticket.

  • What if it rains?

    The vessels go out in the rain unless there is a threatening storm. Should weather dictate that we cannot cruise, dockside lunch/dinner is still served and passes for another sightseeing cruise are given out based on management’s discretion.

  • When do I get on the cruise?

    Boarding is usually ½ hour before the cruise departure. Cruises depart on time.

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