Frequently Asked Questions

What Our Guests Want to Know


  • Chevron down Do we need to make reservations?
  • For any meal cruises reservations are required. Sightseeing cruises do not require reservations and are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. We do not pre-sell tickets for sightseeing cruises unless you have a group of 25 or more.

  • Chevron down Are there bathrooms on board?
  • Yes! We have two restrooms on the lower level by the bar area.

  • Chevron down Are there drinks and snacks on board?
  • Yes! We have a full wine, beer, liquor, and cocktail bar where we also sell snacks including popcorn.

  • Chevron down Are we wheelchair accessible?
  • Yes! Our lower level is handicap accessible for standard-size wheelchairs. We do ask you to let us know in advance if you need accommodations, so that we can prepare to make your experience the very best.

  • Chevron down What is the dress code on dinner cruises?
  • We do not have any set dress code for our cruises, but we recommend better casual. Shoes and shirts are required.

  • Chevron down Which side of the vessel is best to sit on?
  • You will have the chance to see the mighty Mississippi on both sides as we travel up towards Lock and Dam No. 7 and return our way back to Riverside Park.

  • Chevron down How many passengers can you carry?
  • The La Crosse Queen is U.S. Coast Guard inspected for safety and is licensed to carry 149 passengers.

  • Chevron down Do you operate in the rain?
  • Yes! Our cruises go out rain or shine. Our upper deck is ¾ canopied and open on the sides for viewing, while our lower deck is all enclosed and temperature controlled. The lower deck has windows all around the vessel to ensure you still enjoy the sights.