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.

 

07/23/2021

Currently, due to the lack of rain, we will need to run a 45 minute Daily Excursion instead of our typical 80 minute Daily Excursion through Thursday, July 29th. These trips will be offered at a variety of times.

We are hoping that it will rain prior to Monday and we will be back to our regular 80-minute excursions. We recommend making your reservation now, and if something changes owe will reach out to let you know that we will need to change to a 45-minute excursion. At that point, you will have the following options

1. Enjoy a 45-minute excursion
2. Reschedule to some time in the future or receive a gift certificate if you are not sure of the date
3. Receive a full refund

Thank you for your patience! Please pray for rain!

 

2021 Prices 
 45 MIN TRIP
GENERAL ADMISSION*ONLINE*GROUPS***
**Departure Time: 5:00 pm (additional times due to low water-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
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. 

July 27: 
Currently, due to the low water, the boat will need to turn around, and you will see some portions of the river two times during your trip to be out for 80 minutes.  It is still a beautiful trip, and most guests don't even notice unless you see the boat turning around.

 
80 Min Cruise.  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. 

July 27:  Currently due to the low water the boat will need to turn around and you will see some portions of the river two times during your trip in order to be out for 80 minutes.  It is still a beautiful trip and most guests don't even notice unless you see the boat turning around. 

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.
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: 

Monday & Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Menu N6A7108T

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 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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