Vista Star 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 the Vista Star. 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.

Crew Cookout

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Hang out with the best crew on Lake Superior during a Wednesday evening cruise featuring live local music. Join us for a Wednesday evening on the water featuring local summer favorite BBQ fare by MidCoast Catering and live music! Menu includes pulled chicken and porketta, corn on the cob, oven roasted potatoes, jalapeño pineapple coleslaw, and cookies. Weather permitting on Wednesday's through August, catch the long standing tradition of the sailboat races on the great Lake Superior as a bonus. Experience this event that you cannot see anywhere else!

  • Cruise Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $39.95

Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.
Reservations Required.
*This dining cruise has open seating.*

Sips on Superior

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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.

  • Cruise Length: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $12.00

This cruise is for ages 21 and over.
Seating is limited - this is a cocktail cruise and not a sit-down meal.
Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure.

Sunset Dinner Cruise by Bellisio's

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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.

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

Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.
Reservations Required.
Reserved Seating: 2, 4, 6 person tables available. Large parties will be seated in groupings together. Window seating is not guaranteed.
Discounted tickets available for groups of 20+.

Family Fun Cruise

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Featuring fun with the Duluth Children's Museum! This cruise was 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 our friends at the Duluth Children's Museum provide a special activity for the kids.

  • Cruise Length: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: From $19.95

Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.
Reservations required.
General seating: first come, first serve.

Brunch on the Bay

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There is no better way to begin a Sunday than with a brunch cruise! Take in never-ending views of Duluth`s unique skyline and harbor activity while enjoying a spectacular brunch buffet hosted by Duluth's one and only, Catering By Bellisios. The expansive brunch spread features Breakfast Breads, Rosemary Breakfast Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display, Garden Penne Pasta Salad, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Cranberry Wild Rice French Toast with Maple Syrup, and choice of Roasted Chicken or Homestyle Biscuits and Italian Sausage Gravy.

  • Cruise Length: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $44.95

Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.
Reservations Required.
Reserved Seating: 2, 4, 6 person tables available. Large parties will be seated in groupings together. Window seating is not guaranteed.
Discounted tickets available for groups of 20+.

Pizza Sightseeing Cruise

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Dinner shouldn’t slow down your fun. Jump aboard the Vista Star for a narrated Waterfront tour while enjoying handmade pizza and happy hour drink specials for the adults. During the 75 minutes it takes to eat elsewhere, we’ll get you close to the activity and into the spectacular scenery of our hardworking Duluth Superior harbor. Freshly made pizza (cheese and pepperoni) provided! Happy hour specials include $5 Domestic Beers, $5 Rail Cocktails, and $1 off our Minnesota Made cocktail menu items. Reservations required.

  • Cruise Length: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $29.95

Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure.
Reservations Required.
Discounted tickets available for groups of 20+.
General Seating; first come, first serve.
*Vista Star second deck is is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Lunch & Leaves

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See the beautiful hillsides of the Northland as they display incredible fall color while enjoying a decadent lunch! Dine on a scrumptious NEW 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.*

  • Cruise Length: 2 Hours
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $44.95

Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure.
Reservations Required.
Discounted tickets available for groups of 20+.
General Seating; first come, first serve.
*Vista Star second deck is is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Harvest Dinner Cruise by Bellisio's

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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.

  • Cruise Length: 2 Hours
  • Vessel: Vista Star
  • Ticket Prices: $64.95

Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.
Reservations Required.
Reserved Seating: 2, 4, 6 person tables available. Large parties will be seated in groupings together. Window seating is not guaranteed.
Discounted tickets available for groups of 20+.

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.

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