Memorial Day Weekend Cruises & BRUNCH!

The Vista Fleet is lucky to work alongside many in the military community. We are offering an array of cruises throughout the holiday weekend including sightseeing and pizza cruises and a special Memorial Day Brunch Cruise by Duluth Grill! And because we so respect those who serve, we are delighted to offer FREE sightseeing cruises to active and retired military on Monday, May 29th -- Memorial Day.

With an ID, members may schedule their complimentary sightseeing cruise either by walking into our ticket office or calling us at 218-722-6218. This offer is not valid through an online purchase.

  • Cruise Length: Varies
  • Vessel: Vista Star & Queen
  • Ticket Prices: Varies

Reservations are required for all tours.
*To honor those that have served our country; All Active and Retired Military Personnel will receive a FREE sightseeing cruise ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket on Memorial Day Monday. Sightseeing cruises only. Id must be presented. Reservations may be made in person or by calling our ticket office at 218-722-6218. The offer is not valid on online purchases.

Family Fun Cruises

Fun for the whole family! Dinner shouldn’t slow down your fun - it should be an event! Jump aboard the Vista Star for nightly activities while enjoying handmade pizza and ice cream sundaes. During the cruise, we’ll get you close to exciting harbor activity and into the spectacular scenery of our waterfront on the greatest of the Great Lakes.

  • Cruise Length: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $29.95

Reservations required.
Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.

Paint On The Lake

Vista Fleet and On the Rocks Art Studio have partnered together to bring you this one of a kind event. Gather your friends, step aboard and sit back and relax with a glass of wine. Enjoy a beautiful evening painting with local, talented artists guiding you every step of the way. Ticket price includes light appetizers, 2 hour cruise, art supplies, and an unforgettable time! 1/2 price wine bottles and cash bar will be provided.

**The special event will be held on board the Vista Star on the 2nd deck, which is not wheelchair accessible. Our Sunset Dinner by Bellisio's will be occurring on the 1st deck of the Star at the same time. Dinner is not included in this event. **

  • Cruise Length: 2 Hours
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $59.95

Reservations required.
Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.

Princesses and Pirates Adventure Cruise

Princesses, Pirates, a boat...OH MY! Come get lost at sea with Tinkerbell and her Mighty Pirates, The Little Mermaid, Snow Queen, and many more! We'll set sail on this fun filled family adventure aboard The Vista Star. On our journey across the inland sea of Lake Superior we will sing, dance, craft, and be merry! For ages 3 and up. A goodie bag full of surprises will be given to all participating children. Sweet treats and lemonade will be served during the cruise. Dress-up is strongly encouraged!

  • Cruise Length: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: Chaperon/Adult $25.00 & Children $45.00

All children must be accompanied by an adult chaperon.
Reservations Required. Please specify "GIRL" or "BOY" at checkout.
Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.

Bluegrass and BBQ

Enjoy bluegrass music by regionally award-winning musicians, coupled with all new OMC smokehouse menu of Pulled Smoked Pork Pulled Smoked Chicken, Bacon Bleu Cheese Potato Salad, OMC Cole Slaw, Sliced Water Melon and Cookies, all the while watching the long-standing tradition of sailboat races on the great Lake Superior. Experience this great event that you cannot see anywhere else!

  • Cruise Length: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $32.95

4th of July Fireworks Cruises

Celebrate the 4th of July with the best seat in town for greatest fireworks in the state of MN!

For an intimate evening on the water, join us on board the Vista Queen. Duluth Grill and Vista Fleet have come together to host a traditional All-American Dinner and fireworks cruise. Begin your evening with our 1 hour dockside reception starting at 8:30pm. As we set sail enjoy a mouthwatering dinner featuring savory BBQ Chicken, BBQ Spare Ribs, Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad, BBQ Ranch Salad, and a side of Corn Bread Muffins and Corn on the Cob. End the evening with a scrumptious Red White and Blue Humming Bird Cake.

If dinner plans have been made and you are looking for the best way to view the fireworks while dancing and listening to live music, join us on board the Vista Star. Big Dave Wave and the Ripples will be hosting the best party in town! Enjoy great drinks specials and fun for the whole family!

  • Cruise Length: Approx. 3 Hours
  • Vessel: Vista Star & Queen
  • Ticket Prices: Starting at $50.00

Reservations are required.

Concerts on the Pier

A one of a kind event - hop on board the Vista Queen and set sail towards Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate for their Concerts on the Pier Series! Take in the activity and spectacular scenery of Duluth's Waterfront on this casually narrated sightseeing and concert tour. Our crew will provide a fun and unique experience to all passengers while sailing aboard the Vista Queen to Glensheen. The Vista Queen will drop anchor near the pier, giving you the most unique experience and best concert view.

  • Cruise Length: 3 Hours
  • Vessel: Vista Queen
  • Ticket Prices: $20.00

The Vista Queen is not wheelchair accessible.
Reservations recommended.
Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure.

Fall Colors

The Vista Fleet provides one of the most unique and beautiful ways to view the brilliant autumn leaves of the Northland. These cruises will not only be filled with beautiful views but also interesting and historic sites along the way. Learn about the Harbor, Duluth's history, the science and ecology of the St. Louis River system, as well view unique and historic bridges. We offer several cruising experiences including Coffee and Colors River Tours, Harvest Dinner Cruises, Oktoberfest, and much more.

  • Cruise Length: Varies
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: Starting at $25.00

Reservations required for all tours.