Dining & Specialty Cruises
Join us for a dinner cruise, brunch tours, cocktail party, family fun, and more. Get the best table in Duluth; ON the water. Whether you have two guests in your party or 150, we will help you create the perfect outing. You’ll experience ever-changing 360-degree views of the Duluth Superior Harbor and Lake Superior. Combine this with delicious food, narrated tour highlights and music during. Also enjoy our evening Sips on Superior cocktail cruise or fall inspired Duluth dinner tours. These cruises are not to be missed!
Typical Dining Cruise Experience:
Dine at the best table in Duluth. Welcome Aboard – You’ll know you’re in for a special evening the moment you step aboard. Tables are designed for family-style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Enjoy a refreshing beverage and explore the boat and the upper deck while our crew casts off for a fabulous cruise on Lake Superior and the Duluth Harbor.
Bon Appetit – Enjoy a delicious meal provided by our featured caterer.
Beautiful- Savor your meal over narrated highlights of the harbor with a never-ending view of Duluth’s unique skyline.
Relax – Take your drinks topside and relax on the outdoor observation deck. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the exquisite Duluth skyline.
Mother’s Day Brunch on the BayBuy Tickets
Celebrate Mom by taking in the never-ending views of Duluth`s unique skyline and harbor activity aboard the Vista Star while enjoying an incredible brunch buffet hosted by Duluth's one and only, Catering by Bellisios. The buffet features Breakfast Breads, Rosemary Breakfast Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Presentation with a Strawberry Yogurt Dipping Sauce, Garden Penne Pasta Salad, Sides of Sausage, Roasted Chicken, Italian Style Frittata with Peppers, Spinach and Fontina Cheese, Cranberry Wild Rice French Toast with Maple Syrup, and Homestyle Biscuits and Italian Sausage Gravy.
Sunset DinnerBuy Tickets
There is nothing quite like an evening on the water. Enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise with narrated highlights of the harbor. Take in never-ending views of Duluth's unique skyline and harbor activity! Featuring a delicious dinner catered by our talented friends at Bellisio's. Choose between Wild Rice Stuffed Chicken Mornay, 10-ounce Char-Grilled Sirloin Steak, or Four Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce. Dinner includes fresh Chopped Caesar Salad, French Bread Rolls, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables. Don't forget to add-on dessert while making your reservation, to end your night on a sweet note. *Lil Captain's Meals for ages 10 and under; Chicken Tenders, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Seasonal Vegetables.
Father’s Day Brunch on the BayBuy Tickets
Celebrate Dad by taking in the never-ending views of Duluth`s unique skyline and harbor activity while enjoying an incredible brunch buffet hosted by Duluth's one and only, Catering by Bellisios. The buffet features Breakfast Breads, Rosemary Breakfast Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Presentation with a Strawberry Yogurt Dipping Sauce, Garden Penne Pasta Salad, Sides of Sausage, Roasted Chicken, Italian Style Frittata with Peppers, Spinach and Fontina Cheese, Cranberry Wild Rice French Toast with Maple Syrup, and Homestyle Biscuits and Italian Sausage Gravy.
Family Fun CruiseBuy Tickets
Featuring fun with other local attractions! This cruise is curated to entertain the entire family. Dinner is provided with a build your own macaroni & cheese bar, brats, and hot dogs. We'll get you up close to some of the harbor's most popular sights while the kids are entertained with a special activity hosted by another local organization.
Fireworks, Bluegrass, & BBQ on the StarBuy Tickets
Duluth's best way to see the Twin Ports fireworks! Set sail on board the Vista Star at 9:00 pm, and enjoy bluegrass music by regionally award-winning musicians, coupled with a picnic-style BBQ dinner. View the dazzling fireworks display at 10:00 pm from the harbor while treating yourself to one of our patriotic drink specials. Fun for the whole family, an event not to be missed! Seating is limited - this will not be a formal sit-down dinner. The Premier Pass guarantees fireworks viewing from the 3rd deck from 10pm-10:30pm. Also included in the upgraded pass is a complimentary glass of champagne during the fireworks show. Wristbands will be provided to identify your exclusive access. General passes will have access to the 3rd deck after the fireworks show. (Limited quantities)
Queen Cocktail & Fireworks CruiseBuy Tickets
Enjoy Duluth's fireworks from the best seat in the Twin Ports! Hop onto our smaller vessel, the Vista Queen for a 21+ cocktail and fireworks cruise! Pub snacks will be provided. You will also receive one token good for a complimentary beverage of your choice. Enjoy the fireworks from your guaranteed top deck viewing point! This smaller, more intimate cruise, is a perfect way to enjoy the best fireworks in the Northland!
Sips on SuperiorBuy Tickets
A late night cocktail cruise! Hop on board Duluth's only floating lounge and experience the Twin Ports harbor after dark. Late night snacks are available for purchase! This evening cruise features daily drink specials and a relaxed 21+ atmosphere.
Lunch & LeavesBuy Tickets
See the beautiful hillsides of the Northland as they display incredible fall color while enjoying a decadent lunch! Dine on a scrumptious MidCoast Catering lunch spread. Reserve your choice of Turkey, Bacon & Swiss (with Cranberry Mayo, Lettuce and Tomato), Asian Chicken Salad Croissant (with Lettuce and Tomato), or a Hummus Wrap (with Zucchini, Squash, Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach and Hummus). All sandwiches are served with Cream of Wild Rice soup, Chips and a Dessert. You will learn about the Duluth/Superior Harbor, the science and ecology of the St. Louis River system, as well view unique and historic bridges. Space is limited for this new tour - book today! *Please note that this tour will not go onto the lake under the Aerial Lift Bridge as it will explore the St Louis River system and surrounding foliage instead.*
Harvest Dinner Cruise by Bellisio'sBuy Tickets
Get the best table in Duluth while taking in the Northland's exquisite fall season! Enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise with narrated highlights of the harbor. Take in never-ending views of Duluth`s unique skyline and harbor activity. Featuring a fall themed dinner created by Bellisio's Catering. Enjoy Fennel Roasted Pork Loin, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Italian Tossed Salad and French Bread Rolls. Vegetarian option of Butternut Squash Ravioli with Walnut Sage Butter is also available. Don't forget to add-on dessert while making your reservation, to end your night on a sweet note. *Lil Captain's Meals for ages 10 and under includes Chicken Tenders, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Seasonal Vegetables.
Food Allergy Disclaimer
Effort is made to instruct our staff and our catering partners on the severity of a food allergy. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from food vendors, it cannot be guaranteed that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Customers concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. Vista Fleet Cruises and our catering partners cannot assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating on a catered event while on board the Vista Fleet. Guests with life threatening food allergies who may need to use an epi-pen should be carrying their own. Vista Fleet staff are not trained to administer epi-pens and cannot provide or administer them.