Red Wing Things to Do:Beautiful River Cruises

Red Wing things to do are always intimately linked with the region's great rivers and lakes. Travelers who come to Red Wing, Minnesota, will be delighted to find a myriad of outdoor opportunities and adventures, that are both easy to access and quite affordable. The city is found right on the Mississippi River, making it easy to receive exclusive river access. Below are 3 of Red Wing's most beautiful river cruises.

Rusty's Red Wing River Rides
Red River, Minnesota
(612) 859-6655

Rusty's Red Wing River Rides are ideal for people looking to take an easy cruise down the river. The boat departs from Red Wing and will be gone for most of the day. Many people take one of Rusty's Red Wing River Rides to go eagle and wildlife viewing. While many unique animals can be seen from the boat, Rusty's Red Wing River Rides doesn't guarantee that you will see any of these animals while you are on their boat. The boat can hold a total of 37 passengers, and many people like to take both family and friends out for a day on the river. All of the sightseeing cruises are fully narrated and the boat is staffed with a fully licensed captain and crew. Red Wing things to do have never been more relaxing!

Magnolia Blossom Cruises
2500 Crosby Farm Road
St. Paul, Minnesota  55116
(651) 690-2739

Magnolia Blossom Cruises range from formal to informal outings. Many people have weddings on board the boat, and it can fit up to 125 people. The boat has a first deck that is heated, as well as two rest rooms. The boat is stocked with a full service bar and a wonderful galley. The second deck is well known for its dining options and amazing views of the river at night. Travelers will often board the Magnolia Blossom just to grab dinner with friends and family. If you are planning an event on the boat, it's equipped with a massive stereo system and a fun karaoke machine. Everyone working on the boat is certified by the United States Coast Guard. Ask for directions to the Magnolia Blossom docking station from a staff member at your Red Wing Bed and Breakfast.

Pearl of the Lake
100 Central Point Road
Lake City, Minnesota 55041

The Pearl of the Lake is one of the most unique river cruise boats in the region. Built to resemble an 1800s paddle boat, the Pearl of the Lake is designed to give vacationers a taste of what it used to be like on the Mississippi. Although it is possible to privately charter the Pearl of the Lake, many people choose to purchase a ticket to go on a public excursion. Public excursions are not available year round, so check the official website to see if this is still an option for you. After a long day on the water, you can retire to a comfortable Red Wing Inn. Red Wing things to do have never been more old fashioned!