Sightseeing Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise Thumbnail

Departure time: 2pm These cruises are1.5 hours-long and run 2 to 5 times a week. They begin and end at the riverfront dock in downtown Peoria, with the Spirit cruising up and down the Illinois River.

Kids and adults alike will be fascinated by the boat’s tall fluted stacks and gigantic candy-apple red paddlewheel churning through the water. It’s great entertainment for all ages. Trip includes Captain’s Commentary. Gift shop and concessions are available.


No reservations required.

Ticket booth opens at 1pm. Boarding at 1:30 with cruise 2-3:30pm.  

An earlier cruise may be available. Early cruise tickets go on sale at 10am. Boarding at 10:30 and cruise 11am-12:30pm.  Tickets are not interchangable.

Refund/Rescheduling Policy:

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.

The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the captain may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the captain cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.

Other Policies

All participants are required to have tickets for this event including those ages 3 and under.

Our boats are United States Coast Guard documented for a certain amount of passengers and we cannot exceed the capacity. This means that all passengers including infants and toddlers must have a ticket. Your e-ticket must be presented at the ticket counter to receive your official boarding pass for your cruise. Please check your both your inbox and junk mail folders for your confirmation email.  Your e-ticket will be a PDF attachment.

2021 Prices

Age Group Price
Adult$20.00 / person
Senior (55+)$18.00 / person
Child (4–15)$12.00 / person

Prices are all-inclusive!

Prices are subject to change.

Dates and times are subject to change.