The Spirit of Peoria paddlewheel boat offers 2, 3, 5 day affordable, all inclusive river cruises on the Illinois River and Mississippi River. Passengers enjoy the natural beauty of the river, onboard entertainment, and delicious dining with fresh local produce when available.
Spirit of Peoria cruises are one night and two day cruises, two nights and three day cruises, and 4 night and 5 day cruises.
Cruises are on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Days are spent cruising and evenings are spent in lodges along the river.
The one night and two day river cruises depart from Peoria, IL and cruise to Starved Rock Park on the Illinois River. Passengers overnight at the Starved Rock Lodge and return to Peoria on day two. Dining is on the boat.
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$380 Per Person Double
$350 Per Person Triple
$320 Per Person Quad
$195 Child 5-15
2016 Dates (Board 8:15 AM)
June 20 - 21
August 8 - 9
September 8 - 9
September 12 - 13
October 10 - 11
Ocober 17 - 18
October 20 - 21
October 27 - 28
Highlights include a day cruise along the Illinois River, disembarking at Starved Rock State Park. Explore some 18 canyons. Dinner at the lodge and a visit from Mark Twain.
$595 Per Person Double
$565 Per Person Triple
$515 Per Person Quad
$295 Child 5 - 15
2016 Dates (Board 8:15 AM)
July 18 - 20
July 25 - 27
Highlights include a day cruise along the Illinois River, disembarking at Starved Rock State Park. Explore some 18 canyons. Dinner at the lodge and a visit from Mark Twain. On day 2, after breakfast, take a guided tour of the park. A lunch cruise through the Starved Rock lock is always a fun experience. In the afternoon visit the visitor center. Cruise back to the Starved Rock Lodge for dinner. On day 3, cruise the Illinois RIver.
$575 Per Person Double Occupancy
$545 Per Person Triple Occupancy
$515 Per Person, Quad Occupancy
$270 Child 5 - 15
2016 Dates (Board 8:30 AM)
May 15 - 17
Depart Peoria on this three day, two night excursion on the Illinois River and travel through two locks and dams on the first day, Peoria and LaGrange locks with a landing Wednesday evening in Meredosia, Illinois. From the landing in Meredosia, motorcoaches transport you to The President Abraham Lincoln hotel in Springfield, Illinois for your first night‘s stay. After breakfast at the hotel, take a tour of the Illinois State Museum. You will catch the Spirit of Peoria for lunch and proceed down the Illinois River where to meet the Mighty Mississippi River at Grafton. That evening spend the night at the largest state park in Illinois, Pere Marquette lodge.
Saturday morning starts at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers after breakfast at the lodge, then a short cruise down to Alton, IL. Lunch will be served on the boat along with more riverlore and live entertainment. The trip concludes with a bus tour of historic Alton.