COVID-19 Guidelines

We are open as of June 6, 2020! Make your plans now to take a cruise on the Spirit of Peoria. Don't miss the boat!

If you cruise with us, then we will truly “all be in the same boat” for a short time. We are doing our best to keep you safe, but we can’t do it all. 

  • Masks...bring them. Wear them when you can't maintain your 6ft bubble.
  • WASH. YOUR. HANDS... we empty the garbage cans in the restrooms. We know. We know.
  • Hand sanitizer... we have it on each deck. You still need to wash your hands.
  • 6ft bubble... we can't mark the bubble on every walking surface. It just isn't feasible. Do your best. We spaced the deck seating and have limited the number of chairs outside. Inside seating has been adjusted to so you can maintain your bubble. No, you still can't take inside dining chairs outside.
  • Please make use of our restrooms to wash your hands.
  • If you feel sick…stay home. We can reschedule you to another date or issue a gift certificate!

1 to 5 Day Cruiseson the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers

Take a cruise on the Spirit of Peoria, one of the nation's only overnight paddlewheelers!

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Featured Cruise

  • Peoria to Starved Rock Excursion

    2-day, 1-night

    Jun 7, 2021

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    This wonderful overnight trip includes two relaxing days of cruising down the river. All-you-can-eat buffet meals—including the chef’s prime rib dinner—are served throughout the day. Entertainment includes live singing, guitar, banjo, and ragtime piano, storytelling, historical information at various spots, wildlife sightings, and an optional hike to the Starved Rock Historic Site. Lodging provided by the Starved Rock Lodge. Enjoy the slower pace of life on this unique paddleboat!

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