Dining & Specialty Cruises
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 your event. Also enjoy our family friendly Pizza Cruises; offered nightly. These cruises are not to be missed!
Vista Star Typical Dining Cruise Experience:
Welcome Aboard- You’ll know you’re in for a special evening the moment you step aboard our 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.
Oh, Beautiful- Savor your meal over beautiful music (often local musicians) and 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.
Sunset Dinner Cruise by Bellisio'sBuy Tickets
Enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise with beautiful music and narrated highlights of the harbor. Take in never-ending views of Duluth's unique skyline and harbor activity! Featuring a delicious dinner catered by Bellisio's including fresh Chopped Caesar Salad, French Bread Rolls, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables. Choose between Wild Rice Stuffed Chicken, 10-ounce Char-Grilled Sirloin, or Pasta Primavera as your entree. *Lil Captain's Meals for ages 10 and under; Macaroni and Cheese, Applesauce, and a Cookie. Seating is reserved and set prior to boarding - please indicate if you would like to sit by certain guests.
Brunch on the Bay by Duluth GrillBuy Tickets
Take in never-ending views of Duluth`s unique skyline and harbor activity while enjoying an incredible brunch buffet hosted by Duluth's one and only, the Duluth Grill. Featuring Fresh Fruit Kabobs, Assorted Homemade Muffins and Scones, Made to Order Farm Fresh Eggs and Omelets, Carved Ham, Fresh Baked Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Caramel Apple French Toast with Real Whip Cream, Breakfast potatoes, Homemade Traditional Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Fresh Baked Focaccia Bread and Dahls Dairy Butter.
Bluegrass and BBQ by OMC SmokehouseBuy Tickets
Enjoy bluegrass music performed by regionally award winning musicians coupled with spectacular cuisine from the OMC Smokehouse. Indulge in the classic menu of Chopped Brisket, Pulled Smoked Chicken, Bacon Bleu Cheese Potato Salad, OMC Cole Slaw, Fresh Fruit and Cookies! Weather permitting, catch the long standing tradition of the sailboat races on the great Lake Superior as a bonus. Be a part of this event that you cannot experience anywhere else!
Queen Pizza CruiseBuy Tickets
Dinner shouldn’t slow down your fun. Jump aboard the Vista Queen for a narrated Waterfront tour while enjoying handmade pizza. 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. Dinner includes freshly made pizza (cheese, sausage, pepperoni) provided by Grandma's Sports Garden and a small soda! Reservations required.
4th of July-Fireworks, Bluegrass, and BBQBuy Tickets
Celebrate the 4th of July with the Vista Fleet- Duluth's best way to see the 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 dinner by OMC Smokehouse. 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.* This 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)
Coffee and ColorsBuy Tickets
See the beautiful hillsides of the Northland as they display incredible fall colors! Learn about the Harbor, Duluth's history, the science and ecology of the St. Louis River system, and view unique and historic bridges. Enjoy complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries. **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.
Lunch and Leaves featuring Corktown DeliBuy Tickets
See the beautiful hillsides of the Northland as they display incredible fall color while enjoying lunch from the newly opened Corktown Deli! Dine on a scrumptious Corktown Deli lunch box featuring your choice of Corktown Club (Smoked Turkey, Bacon, White Cheddar, Tomato, Dressing Greens, Seasonal Berry Mayo on Sourdough), Butcher on Rye (house made Pastrami, Swiss, and House Mustard on Rye), or Veggie Delight (Cucumbers, Brined Onions, Dressed Greens, Roasted Mushrooms, Marinated Tomato, and Italian Cream Cheese on Sourdough). All sandwiches come with a side of Traditional Potato Salad and a Corktown Cookie. During the tour 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. *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
Enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise with beautiful music and 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 Polenta Encrusted Pork Loin with Cranberry Mostarda, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and Mixed Baby Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Dinner Rolls. *Lil Captain's Meals for ages 10 and under includes Macaroni and Cheese, Applesauce, and a Cookie.
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.