Mississippi River Boat Tours

Take a step back in time on a Mississippi River boat tour.
Take a step back in time on a Mississippi River boat tour. (Image: river boat 2 image by Robert Molnar from Fotolia.com)

Experience the beauty and the history of the Mississippi River on one of the many kinds of Mississippi River boat tours. Board at one of the various ports, such as La Crosse, Wisconsin; Port of Dubuque, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee or New Orleans, Louisiana.


Most sightseeing tours last from one to one and a half hours. Experienced guides narrate the history of the river as you travel the same waterway navigated and personified by Samuel Clemens a century and a half earlier.


Dinner cruises vary from buffet style to seated multi-course meals. From blues to jazz, most dinner cruises include live entertainment and last approximately two hours.

Special Events

Celebrate a special event on a Mississippi River boat tour. From New Year’s to Fourth of July to Oktoberfest, special event cruises are offered at many of the Mississippi River ports.


Because the climate along the Mississippi River varies greatly from its source to its mouth, most river boat tours are seasonal. Be sure to check ahead of time to make sure a specific tour is being offered.

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