boats side by side

Since 1906 tourists by the thousands have enjoyed the scenic beauty of the world-famous Dalles of the St. Croix River by excursion boat. Our fleet of excursion boats includes the Taylors Falls Queen and the Taylors Falls Princess. The "Princess" can carry up to 250 passengers with The "Queen" holding up to 149. Both boats are enclosed on the lower level with the upper deck being open.

 

Daily Excursions are either 45 or 80 minutes.  Your licensed boat pilot and tour guide will point out the unique rock formations that were left behind as the glaciers retreated thousands of years ago. Among the most outstanding formations is the huge stone cross for which the St. Croix River was named. "St. Croix" means Holy Cross.

 

Other sites that can be seen from the boats include the world's largest glacial kettles or "potholes", Lion's Head, Turk's Head, and the highlight of the boat tour, The Old Man of the Dalles - the most outstanding natural rock face you'll ever see.

2021 Prices 

 45 MIN TRIP
GENERAL ADMISSION*ONLINE*GROUPS***
**Departure Time: 5:00 pm (additional times due to low water- click "Book" button to see schedule)
Boarding is 15 minutes prior to your departure time. 
Adult $22.99$19.99$16.99
Senior (62+) $21.99$18.99$15.99
Child (3-12)$11.99$11.99$8.99
School Groups Monday-Friday Rates
Student (K-12)$8.99
Chaperone/ Parent$13.99
80 MIN TRIP
GENERAL ADMISSION*ONLINE*GROUPS***
**Departure Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Boarding is 15 minutes prior to your departure time. 
Adult $26.99$22.99$18.99
Senior (62+) $25.99$21.99$16.99
Child (3-12)$14.99$13.99$8.99
School Groups Monday-Friday Rates
Student (K-12)$8.99
Chaperone/ Parent$13.99
SUNDOWN CRUISE
GENERAL ADMISSION*ONLINE*GROUPS***
**Departure Times vary:
5:00pm, 6:30pm & 7:00pm
(check the calendar for dates/times)
Boarding is 30 minutes prior to your departure time. 
80 Min Cruise. 
This trip will always be 80 minutes long, but due to the drought and the water levels going up and down there maybe times when we will need to turn the boat around and see some portions of the river more than one time in order to be out on the water for 80 minutes. 
Great way to tour while the sun descends on the beautiful St. Croix River. Includes a narrated tour of the history and rock formations along the River. Click the Book Button for more information and to see the dates offered.
Adult$26.99$22.99$18.99
Senior (62+)$25.99$21.99$16.99
Child (3-12)$14.99$13.99$8.99
*National Park Service & Admin Fee of .50 cents per person
**Trip times vary daily. Please check our Current Schedule or call us at 651-465-6315.
***Group rates are available to groups of 20 or more. Reservations are REQUIRED. Please click here to request information on booking a group or call 651-465-6315 for reservations. Length of trips and times may change due to water level or weather conditions.
MUSIC ON THE RIVER
With Charlie O

GENERAL ADMISSION*ONLINEGROUP***
August 6, 13, 20, September 10 & 17, 2021
**Departure Times: 6:30 pm
Boarding is 30 minutes prior to your departure time. 

Enjoy an 80 min cruise with short narration of the beautiful St. Croix River before enjoying the music of CharlieO. Charlie’s song list ranges from Billy Joel, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Avett Bros, and Bob Seger on his piano, to guitar tunes of Crosby Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, and Jason Mraz. See CharlieO Website for more information.
This trip will always be 80 minutes long, but due to the drought and the water levels going up and down there maybe times when we will need to turn the boat around and see some portions of the river more than one time in order to be out on the water for 80 minutes. 
 
Adults (ages 13-61)$32.99$28.99$18.99
Seniors (ages 62+)$31.99$27.99$16.99
Children (ages 3-12)$17.99$16.99$8.99
Children 2 years and younger- Free
 

NEW PATIO 

We have added a new Boat Stand and a patio with outdoor seating with a stunning view of the St. Croix River. Currently, we are serving Pizzas, Pretzels, Soft-Serve Ice Cream, and the occasional Special from Deutschland Meats. Cold & hot beverages including beer, Winehaven wine, soda, chips & candy. Come early and enjoy a cold drink on the patio, order up a hot pizza or sandwich and bring it on the boat with you. 

Patio Hours: Sep 19 - Sep 26th 

Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Tuesday 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday  10:00 am - 5:00  pm

Sunday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

 

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JUNEBERRY CAFE

 

Juneberry Lunch 2020Add a Juneberry Cafe meal to any of our Daily Excursions, Sundown Cruises, or our new Private Excursions!

No minimum numbers.  Advanced reservations are required.  

Add any of these delicious options to your reservation, and Juneberry Cafe will prepare it fresh just for you. To see full descriptions and to add a meal to your reservation, click on the Juneberry Cafe option before checkout. 

  • Paddleboat Lunch Sandwich ($10.99)+tax

  • Vegetarian Paddleboat Lunch Salad ($10.99)+tax

  • Gluten-Free Paddleboat Lunch Salad ($12.99)+tax

A shareable version of the full menu with descriptions for download, printing, or emailing available here: Juneberry Cafe Menu [PDF]

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