Riverboat cruises in Cincinnati are a tradition as old as the city itself. No matter how many highways and byways we build, Cincinnati will always be a river city. A riverboat cruise is a great way to celebrate the history of the city and enjoy the peaceful scenery that the Ohio River has to offer.
Take a relaxing harbor cruise aboard BB Cruises for a one and a half hour journey down the Ohio River. This historical journey includes commentary from the captain as you take in the city skyline and natural beauty of Cincinnati. Cruise times are posted on the bbriverboats.com website for up-to-the-minute booking information. Snacks and a cash bar are available during the cruise. bbriverboats.com.
River Escape Cruises offer a variety of specialized charter cruises with the sightseer in mind. For an upbeat adventure, choose the Downtown cruise, where your party will explore the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky riverfronts. For a quieter excursion, try the Scenic Upriver cruise, and enjoy the natural beauty that the Ohio River has to offer far from the city lights. River Escape Cruises also offers Sunset and Fall Foliage cruises for those who would like to truly tailor the scenery around their cruise party. www.riverescapecruises.com.
BB Riverboats offers a variety of themed lunch and dinner cruises that traverse the waterways of Cincinnati each weekend. Try the Dixieland Jazz Band brunch on Sundays, and enjoy the Southern sounds and a delectable spread. Saturday cruises include the Captain's Lunch and the Admiral's Dinner, two-hour cruises that feature games and entertainment along with the meals. On Fridays, sail away with Hawaiian flavors and island music during the Tropical Dinner cruise.
Need a little excitement during the week? Captain's Lunch cruises are available Tuesdays through Saturdays and Captain's Dinner sails each Tuesday through Thursday. With "Sightseeing Only" tickets, those in your party who don't wish to dine can pay a lower fare and simply enjoy the sights. bbriverboats.com.
Just an hour outside of Cincinnati, the Belterra Casino Resort has got your lucky number. This stationary 38,000 square foot riverboat casino has nearly 40 game tables and thousands of slots to choose from against the backdrop of the beautiful Ohio River. Belterra was voted Best Poker Room and Best Restaurant by readers of Southern Gaming & Destinations Magazine. Stay where you play in one of over 600 hotel rooms, and dine in one of the six property restaurants. www.belterracasino.com.
River Escape Cruises takes you on a river ride from Cincinnati to the Belterra Casino aboard the Sea Us Escape. Arrangements for an overnight stay at Belterra are included in your cruise package. Enjoy a round trip tour of the Ohio River, slowing for photos along the way. Overnight and weekend stays are available. www.riverescapecruises.com.
For your next special event, consider chartering a boat on the waters of the Ohio River. Queen City Riverboats offers two paddle boats, the Spirit of Cincinnati and the Queen City Clipper to become your next party destination. Moonlight and special event cruises are available. A full menu and charter information is available on the website. www.queencityriverboats.com.
Celebrations Riverboats offer chartered banquet cruises for your next meeting, wedding, or party event. Choose from a three hour lunch cruise or a two hour dinner cruise with a full spread of food and enough staff to take care of your boarding party. Live entertainment can be provided; including a range of talents from DJ's to magicians and even palm readers. Free, secure private parking is available for your cruise guests. www.celebrationriverboats.com.
Destiny Yacht Charters specializes in wedding and corporate cruises aboard the Destiny. Plan your next holiday party or simply impress out-of-town guests aboard this majestic and intimate yacht. Enjoy two enclosed climate- controlled decks for year-round events. The crew of Destiny assists you in choosing from a variety of appetizer, dinner, or drink menus, and also assists in arranging entertainment for your party. www.destinyyachtcharters.com.
Gathering your family for the traditional holiday feast can be made into a truly special event with annual holiday cruises. BB Riverboats offers Easter, Mother's Day, and even Thanksgiving feasts on the Ohio River. Each holiday has a signature menu full of festive surprises.
Cruise Company Information
- • BB Riverboats: Riverboat Row, Newport, KY, 859-261-8500, bbriverboats.com
- • Queen City Riverboats: 100 O Fallon Ave, Bellevue, KY, 859-292-8687, www.queencityriverboats.com
- • Celebrations Riverboats: 848 Elm Street, Ludlow, KY, 877-651-6752, www.celebrationriverboats.com
- • Destiny Yacht Charters: 3653 River Road, Cincinnati, OH, 513-921-3210, www.destinyyachtcharters.com/pc.html
- • River Escape Cruises: 4601 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 859-801-1718, www.riverescapecruises.com