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Spirit of Peoria Cruises

Take a trip back in time aboard the beautiful and luxurious Spirit of Peoria riverboat, stopping in Alton for two days only – October 6th & 7th. With various types of cruises to choose from, you’re sure to have a great time aboard the Spirit of Peoria!

The Spirit of Peoria, an authentic paddle-wheel boat, docks in the area October 6th and 7th offering a full-day cruise and morning, afternoon, evening, and dinner sightseeing cruises. All sightseeing cruises depart and return to The Loading Dock, just a short drive from The Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn. The Full Day Cruise departs from and returns to St. Louis Riverfront. See descriptions and details below.

October 6: Full Day Cruise (St. Louis to Grafton)

Enjoy a full day of fun and relaxation aboard the Spirit of Peoria! The cruise, which travels both the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, is all-inclusive, complete with amenities including all-you-can-eat meals, unlimited complementary drinks, historic information, wildlife sightings, live entertainment (including ragtime piano), round-trip transportation, and more!

Boarding begins at 8:30, 30 minutes prior to departure from St. Louis Riverfront, with breakfast until 9:15.

October 6: Evening Sightseeing Cruise

Set sail and enjoy a pleasant evening afloat, taking in the majestic beauty of the Mighty Mississippi at sunset. Cruising time is 90 minutes. Boarding begins at 5 pm, 30 minutes prior to departure from The Loading Dock.

October 7: Morning Sightseeing Cruise

Set sail and enjoy a pleasant morning afloat, taking in the majestic beauty of the Mighty Mississippi. Cruising time is 90 minutes. Boarding begins at 9 am, 30 minutes prior to departure from The Loading Dock.

 

October 7: Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

Set sail and enjoy a pleasant afternoon afloat, taking in the majestic beauty of the Mighty Mississippi. Cruising time is 90 minutes. Boarding begins at 3:30 pm, 30 minutes prior to departure from The Loading Dock.

 

October 7: Celebration of Tourism Dinner Cruise

Spend an evening taking in the breathtaking Mississippi sunset aboard the Spirit of Peoria, an authentic paddlewheel riverboat. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal from the Captain’s dinner buffet as you cruise the Mighty Mississippi in all its glory.

Cruising time is 2 hours. Boarding begins at 6:30, 30 minutes prior to departure from The Loading Dock.

 
St. Louis Riverfront
Arch North Area, South Of Eads Bridge
182 North Leonor K Sullivan Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63102
(800) 258-6645
 
The Loading Dock (Spirit of Peoria Cruises)
400 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037
(800) 258-6645
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