Dress for the weather. The Riverboats are not heated or air-conditioned.Sunscreen and other sun protection may be needed on the top deck. Don’t forget your binoculars at home, you may spot a bald eagle!
Water, kettle corn and cotton candy are available for purchase on board during public sightseeing cruises. A larger concession menu is available in Pottawatomie Park at River View Miniature Golf.
Yes, there are two bathrooms located on the lower level of the Riverboats.
The Riverboats are not heated or air-conditioned. We always advise our guests to dress for the weather.
The lower level of the Riverboats are wheelchair accessible, however the bathrooms are not.
There is ample parking in the parking lot adjacent to the Riverboat docks. Please click HERE for a map of Pottawatomie Park.
Yes, please click HERE for the private charter rates.
When utilizing the lower deck and upper deck of the Riverboat, the maximum capacity for sightseeing charter is 90 guests.
The Riverboats can accommodate 36 guests for private seated lunch or dinner charter; seated meals take place on the covered first level of the Riverboats. 40 guests if using the outside deck area on the lower level of the Riverboat.
The Riverboats have built in wooden benches, on both levels of the boat. This is perfect seating for private scenic tours of the Fox River.
If the private charter includes a seated meal or if requested by the event host, we have rectangular eight 2’x4’ tables for seating, two 3’x6’ buffet tables and folding chairs. The tables and chairs are free of charge but need to be requested prior to the rental date. Table linens are not included.
Yes, event hosts have access to the Riverboats 30 minutes prior to the scheduled private charter rental. This time can be used to decorate the Riverboats.
Decorations are not to be stapled, nailed, glued, or taped to any surfaces. Confetti, birdseeds, rice, loose glitter, candles, and bubbles are not permitted.
Yes, you may cater your event from outside vendors. A certificate of insurance will be needed when the food company is bringing the food on board and setting up or serving. Proof of insurance needs to be provided 2 weeks prior to the scheduled private charter.
If charterers bring food from a restaurant and set up/serve it, additional certificate of insurance is NOT needed.
Yes, alcohol is allowed aboard the Riverboats.
-If bartenders and/or servers are hired to serve alcohol a certificate of insurance for $1 million per incident in liability listing the St. Charles Park District as “additionally insured” is needed. Proof of insurance is needs to be provided 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event rental.
-If you self-serve the alcohol aboard the Riverboat a liquor permit and Dram Shop insurance is needed. Proof of liquor permit and Dram Shop needs to be provided 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event rental.
St. Charles offers an array of overnight accommodations. Please click HEREfor more information.
Yes, a 50% deposit is due at the time of the booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the scheduled event.
When the Riverboat is docked we ask for your guests to depart the boat. The event host is allowed up to 30 minutes of clean up after the scheduled private charter ends. If additional time is needed there will be a charge of $50.00 per every 30 minutes.
-Yes, music is allowed on the boats. The city of St. Charles has a sound ordinance that takes place from 10:00pm – 7:00am seven days a week.
-Yes, you may bring a band or DJ on board the Riverboat. The hired entertainment will need to have general liability certificate of insurance. Proof of insurance will be required 2 weeks prior to the scheduled rental. Please keep in mind the amount of hired outside staff or entertainers on the boat will go towards the maximum capacity.
Cruises depart rain or shine; no refunds or exchanges. The captain reserves the right to cancel a cruise at any time, especially during inclement weather. In the event of cruises being cancelled due to weather guests will receive a raincheck to use on a different day.