All Aboard for Special Events
Check back in April to see dates, prices and ticket options for these memorable special events.
History Happy Hour on the Fox River, July 25, 6-7:30pm
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, August 21, 6:30-8pm
Join us on a 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.
Birding by Boat
Spring is a great time to observe 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.
Sunset Cruises for Ages 21+
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.
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.