Peoria to Starved Rock Excursion

3-day, 2-night

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This three-day, two-night trip includes relaxing days of cruising down the river, all-you-can-eat buffet meals—including the chef’s prime rib dinner—and more. Entertainment includes live singing, guitar, banjo, and ragtime piano, storytelling, historical information at various spots, wildlife sightings, and a tour of Starved Rock. Lodging provided by the Starved Rock Lodge. Enjoy the slower pace of life on this unique paddleboat!

This 3-day/2-night cruise gives passengers more time to enjoy Starved Rock State Park!  

Trip Includes

  • All-inclusive ticket pricing
  • Overnight lodging
  • Sumptuous Meals including prime rib dinner
  • Professional riverlore / storytelling
  • Tour of destination
  • Old-fashioned hospitality
  • Unlimited complimentary non-alcoholic drinks
  • Historical information
  • Wildlife sightings
  • Indoor comfort
  • Outdoor relaxation
  • Live entertainment
  • Old-time banjo
  • Ragtime piano
  • Baggage handling
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Tax and gratuity
  • Guided hikes & tour of Starved Rock

Please remove any items from your luggage that you may need on the boat, as the luggage will not be on the boat.  If there is any special health or dietary information we should know about, call immediately so arrangements can be made to meet your needs.  

Hotels assign overnight rooms the morning of the trip based on availability and information provided by you.  Your room may be in the lodge or a cabin. ALL HOTEL ROOMS ARE NON-SMOKING. A fee of $150 per day will be assessed for violating the policy.

Payment is due 30 days prior to departure. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the date of your trip: full refund. Less than 30 days: $100/person NOT refunded. Less than 72 hours: 50% refund. 24 hours or less-no refund. 

TRIP INSURANCE: For the fee of $55 per person you may insure a full refund on your trip. You will receive a full refund.

Download the cruise itinerary here.

2021 Prices

Age Group Price
Adult (single)$710.00 / person
Adult (double)$590.00 / person
Adult (triple)$550.00 / person
Adult (quad)$520.00 / person
Child (4–15)$270.00 / person
Trip Insurance$55.00 / person

Prices are all-inclusive!

Prices are subject to change.

2021 Dates

Dates Notes Times Tickets
Aug 2-4, 2021 Boards: 8:30 AM
Cruises: 9:15 AM

Dates and times are subject to change.

Included (3-day, 2-night)

Additional Options

Driving in from out of town? Try one of these hotels for your night before the trip starts (reservations and fees not included in trip price)! Each is located within 5 blocks of the Spirit of Peoria and offers complimentary shuttle services.