All Aboard for Special Events
Sunset Cruises for Ages 21+, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
Make it an evening to remember with friends or your significant other! Ages 21+ are invited to enjoy a unique and relaxing boating experience along the Fox River. Admire the every-changing natural skyline and striking sunset colors as you cruise the waterway with a drink in hand. Bring your own beer or wine.
Meditation on the Water, 10/6, 11am-12pm
Fall-the season of gratitude. As we wind down the boating season, how might we best celebrate nature’s gifts and all the things in our life we are most grateful for?
Dr. Melissa Mahon of Journey to Present provides a guided meditation while the riverboat glides on the reflective river. Surround yourself with gratitude and love for neighbors, planet and yourself. Come relax on the water, breath in and enjoy the natural beauty around you. Don’t you deserve this?
Cruise the Gypsy Ship at Dusk, 10/12, 6-7pm
Celebrate the onset of autumn aboard this adults only cruise. Receive a one-card tarot reading to hear what the fall season has in store for you! Caramel corn and salty snacks provided. BYOWB (Bring Your Own Witches Brew) to sip on the gypsy ship! Beer or wine only, please.
History Happy Hour on the Fox River
Enjoy a paddlewheel riverboat cruise along the tranquil Fox River and learn some local history followed by a round of trivia. Appetizers and two drink tickets included. Ages 21+.
Fox River EcoCruise
St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboat trip up and down the Fox River to interpret ecological sightings. Learn the natural history of the river as the scenery floats by; spot local wildlife and ponder the challenges the river faces today as staff naturalists narrate the tour. Class will begin with an introduction to local ecology before boarding the riverboat for a 11/2-hour cruise for ages 18 and older.
Evening Cruises for All Ages
Experience the nightlife of nature as evening settles on the Fox River. This relaxing cruise is offered for all ages to enjoy. Concessions available aboard or passengers may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Birding by Boat
Migrating warblers and other species from the comfort of a St.Charles Paddlewheel Riverboat. During this 90 minute excursion we will scan the trees and shoreline for birds and other wildlife as they forage in the fading sunlight. Naturalists will narrate the program and help spot hard-to-see species. Please bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather as the riverboat’s top deck is open.
Set Sail for Storytime
COME ONE! COME ALL! It’s time to join the Circus Ship! Put on some comfy PJs and enjoy a cookies and cocoa aboard the Paddlewheel Riverboat during a storytime cruise at sunset. As we cruise along the Fox River, The Circus Ship will be read aloud. All little sailors will receive a hat and coloring sheets to decorate during the ride. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Ages 2+ must have tickets to receive cookies, cocoa and crafts.