Experience Arkansas on Family Riverboat Cruises
All Aboard! In Arkansas, there are a wide variety
of ways to enjoy our scenic rivers and lakes. Why not jump aboard a
paddle wheeler, riverboat or passenger vessel for scenic lake outings or a riverboat dinner cruises and see The Natural State
from a different perspective? Read on for all the travel information you need to plan a cruise getaway – with or without the children.
The Belle of the Ozarks offers passengers an eco-tour of scenic Beaver Lake near Eureka Springs. Board an open-air passenger vessel and prepare for a
spectacular family adventure. During the 75-minute tour, you and the kids will enjoy seeing an ancient
Native American burial ground, pass along a 200-acre game preserve
island (be on the lookout for swimming deer!) and observe Beaver Lake's
natural residents for great photo opportunities. Beaver Lake's picturesque shoreline tantalizes
photographers throughout the 12-mile cruise. Special cruises, such as
their annual Eagle Watch Weekend, are also offered.
An authentic stern wheeler, the Mark Twain plies the Arkansas River, docking in North Little Rock. It offers formal or casual dining for day or evening and a bar with full view windows on the Main Deck. The vessel is one of the few authentic paddle wheel boats in existence. The first deck is climate-controlled for year-round cruising while the second deck is open-air. These boats are available for private charters and luxury river cruises.
Experience the beauty of Hot Springs' Lake Hamilton from the deck of the Belle of Hot Springs
On this trip the captain serves as your helpful narrator as you travel along and learn about Lake Hamilton
. Highlights include the breathtaking views of the lake, the Ouachita Mountains and
natural islands from the riverboat. Bask under the stars for a night of
dinner and dancing on a sunset luxury river cruise. Spend a relaxing afternoon gazing at the stunning vistas on one of the lunch family riverboat cruises.
A sightseeing cruise and an ice cream social cruise (perfect for those
hot days of summer and for kids of any age) are also offered throughout the year.
In the north central Arkansas Ozarks, the Belle of the Bay
offers various types of cruises including dinner, scenic, sunset and special event cruises on 40,000-acre Greers Ferry Lake
. The boat also also makes regular shuttle trips to Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the lake, and can be rented for private events.
Already imagining fun days and nights out on the water traveling aboard one of these ships? Contact one of these cruise operators for scheduled departures, trip information and tickets. Plan out your next adventure on Arkansas’s most fun cruises!