Hometown Music Kids Cruise

On the Belle of Louisville or Mary M. Miller

About this Cruise

It’s time to strike a chord and come aboard because the return of Hometown Music Kids Cruises is certainly music to our ears! These family-friendly kids cruises feature all the bells and whistles as we partner with other local, cultural organizations to create dynamic and engaging children’s programs… all themed to hometown music!

Does the name “Rhythm Science Sound” ring a bell? This local organization, a 2022 favorite, returns for select kids cruises in 2023! While cruising with Rhythm Science Sound, kids will enjoy dancing to a live DJ, participating in a music-themed craft and more!

Louisville Folk School will also be joining us on select kids cruises! Featuring live music, an instrument petting zoo and music demonstrations, their cruises are sure to strike the right note!

Don’t play it by ear… these cruises are a fan-favorite that sell out in advance! Tickets are $12.99 for adults (15-64), seniors (65+) & children (5 – 14); free ticket for children 4 & under.

Rhythm Science Sound: April 1, April 6, June 8, June 11, June 29, July 6, July 9, August 6

Louisville Folk School: April 4, April 8, June 15, June 22, July 13, July 20, July 23, July 27, August 3


Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your cruise. Boarding begins 60 minutes prior to departure.

Dress Code

Casual. Come as you are! We do recommend checking the weather before your cruise and dressing accordingly. Jackets may be needed. Flat shoes are encouraged due to uneven walking surfaces and stairs on the wharf and boat.

Additional Information

  • Adventure Passports are available
  • Food and drink are available for purchase at our Concession Stand and Bar. (View the menu here.)

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