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Winterizing the Belle of Louisville

A Legacy of Care Built in 1914, the Belle of Louisville is entering her 110th year. Her legacy as the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world is due in no small part to the care she has received for over a century. As we enter the colder months here on the banks of […]

Belle of Louisville Riverboats Holiday Shopping Guide 2023

It’s that time of year, when the to-do list is long, but the holiday cheer is on the horizon. You’re here, so we know you have good taste! Read on for more information about one of the most unique gifts you can give this season – the gift of Louisville and the Ohio River’s heritage. Whether you are gifting to the adventurer in your life, the nautical fashionista, the cup collector, or the history buff, you will find something for everyone.

Crew Spotlight: Tom Coursen, Alternate Chief Engineer

Tom Coursen began working as a Fireman and Striker 20 years ago and has since worked his way up to become Alternate Chief Engineer!

Crew Spotlight: Krista Snider, CEO

Meet the CEO of Belle of Louisville Riverboats, Krista Snider, to learn more about the extraordinary role she holds within Belle of Louisville Riverboats and its legacy.

Crew Spotlight: Mike Fitzgerald, Captain

Captain Mike Fitzgerald began working at Belle of Louisville Riverboats as a deckhand 49 years ago and has moved up through various positions including Pilot, Alternate Master Captain and even Executive Director!

Why Belle of Louisville Riverboats is a Must-Visit for Every Louisville Tourist

Belle of Louisville Riverboats is a must-visit location for every Louisville tourist because it offers a unique history, a variety of cruises and views from the Ohio River you cannot find anywhere else.

Crew Spotlight: Martha Gibbs, Calliopist

Martha Gibbs spent years dreaming of playing the calliope aboard the Belle of Louisville and, in 2005, that dream came true when she auditioned and became a calliopist! Meet Martha in our latest Crew Spotlight.

Crew Spotlight: Daniel Lewis, Chief Engineer

Meet Chief Engineer Daniel Lewis to learn more about the important role he holds within Belle of Louisville Riverboats and its legacy.

Behind the Scenes: Paddlewheel Repairs

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the paddlewheel repairs our crew completed on the Belle of Louisville in July!

Crew Spotlight: Edward Tanner, Mate

Get to know Edward Tanner, Belle of Louisvilleā€™s Mate, in this edition of our Crew Spotlight series!