Boarding out of Moline, IL

See the Quad City Area (Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline & Rock Island, Illinois) from our point of view! Our Captain will point out and tell you about some of the rich history of the area and the Mighty Mississippi River. You’ll view the largest roller dam in the world at Lock and Dam #15 as well as the Rock Island Arsenal Island. This arsenal is still a working arsenal manufacturing items for our government. Our Captain will tell you about the people who live and work on the arsenal plus much more on this 1  hour 30 minute cruise

Sit back, take in the scenery and sights, enjoy a cool beverage, and relax while we cruise the Mississippi. You will learn about the rich history of the
Quad Cities along with viewing and learning about:

  • The Rock Island Arsenal
  • Lock and Dam #15 and Roller Dam
  • Colonel Davenport’s Home
  • The location where the first bridge to cross the Mississippi River. (Note, a young Illiniois attorney defended that bridge and became our 16th President).
  • See how he makes it look so easy to maneuver this 1080 ton vessel!

Last but not least be sure to visit our gift shop located on the 3rd deck.

Boarding out of Moline, IL

WQAD IS BRINGING IT BACK!   Join us Saturday, August 17th for a special Kids Count Cruise! 

Celebrate Summer with us! Bring your little Pirates and Princesses on the Kids Count Cruise on August 17th to enjoy Pirate and Princess-themed games & entertainment. Costumes are encouraged! Complete a treasure hunt, dance to live music, meet a pirate or princess or two, and enjoy the beautiful views of cruising the Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle.    A perfect family fun event before the new school year begins! 

WQAD Kids Count Cruise
Saturday, August 17, 2024
Boarding starts at 1:30 pm
Cruise 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a special cruise just for the kids on August 17, sponsored by WQAD!

Special rates this day:
Child ages 3-10: $12.00
Child ages 2 and under complimentary, but need counts for tickets

Adult: $20.00
Child: $14.00

Children’s prices are for ages 3 – 10 years; children under 3 years are free.

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