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Belle of Louisville Riverboats

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
+1 502-574-2992
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Belle of Louisville Steam Boat

Nice slow long river boat ride...It took 2-3 hrs. We were only on for site seeing during the lunch... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
An average experience

Only the Spirit of Jefferson was running for a Sat evening dinner cruise. The meal and dessert were... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Manhattan, Kansas
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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River style steamboat in the world. She and her sister vessel, the Mary M. Miller riverboat offer river cruises perfect for all ages. We offer cruises nearly year-round, and have special events throughout the season. The Mary M. Miller replaced the Spirit of Jefferson in July of 2017. She is named after the First Female Steamboat Captain. The Mary M Miller is not a steamboat but she does have a paddlewheel. She is climate controlled and has 2 indoor decks and a top deck under cover but open air.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“dinner cruise” (40 reviews)
“paddle wheel” (20 reviews)
“engine room” (15 reviews)
401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District
+1 502-574-2992
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice slow long river boat ride...It took 2-3 hrs. We were only on for site seeing during the lunch tour.

Thank lajune1958
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Only the Spirit of Jefferson was running for a Sat evening dinner cruise. The meal and dessert were average - nothing special (although the meat loaf was tasty) for the price. Disappointed in the interior condition of the boat - could be updated a little,...More

Thank HMP32015
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We've been on luncheon cruise and dinner cruises, both had decent food but typical banquet fare, chicken, meatloaf,corn, brownie & derby pie squares for dessert.

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I'm surprised by some of the poor reviews because my experience was EXCELLENT. Went on a sightseeing tour on the Belle of Louisville and had a great time. Did not purchase the buffet because I typically don't eat much and I'm glad that I didn't....More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The boat was very relaxing. I found the second floor bar area to be air conditioned, clean and the bartender was nice. I did not get the buffet, just wanted to take a boat ride and learn about the river. The ride was relaxing, but...More

Thank Born_to_go61
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Reserved and paid for tickets online, never got any confirmation. When I wrote and asked for some sort of confirmation the emailed response was very contrite and I was told a confirmation had "already been sent." Even the email still provided no reservation number, but...More

Thank mrstack2
BelleOfLouisville, charter and groups sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. The parking is in Joes crab shack lot it is the cheapest parking near us, we are sorry it is not clear that you can pull further down in the lot. Not sure...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016

We booked the dinner cruise for Friday night. Early arrivers were allowed to board a bit early, which got us out of the rain. Concessions were available prior to eating/leaving port, very reasonably priced. Recommend you get a window seat. Buffet dinner began at 7...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Mom I wanted to do something relaxing so I took her to Louisville for a nice Sunday ride up and down the river on the Belle of Louisville. We just wanted to ride so I did not make reservations for the lunch buffet. I have...More

Thank Denice L
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We found for the price ..the history ride was awesome..cool to learn and relax with a drink in your hand on the water...will be trying the dinner cruise next time.

Thank Clintames
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Evening dinner cruise on a paddle wheel boat on the Ohio River. Good food and good service. A wonderful night to enjoy the river sights.

Thank Lewis B
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Mark T
5 July 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
yes, we have had several on the boats. we also make a perfect venue, for weddings, receptions or rehersal dinners
12 June 2017|
Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
we do have a evening cruise that boards at 8pm and cruises 8:30pm-10:30pm. It is just a sightseeing cruise with concessions and bar available for purchase. There will be fireworks that evening however we do not guarantee... More
6 March 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
The Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Jefferson offer lunch and dinner cruises and the Belle offers a brunch cruise from June- October on Sundays. You have the option of purchasing a ticket with the meal or a ticket... More