To really see the lake and all it’s beauty without having to drive you will truly enjoy the cruise on the Queen II.
The Queen II takes passengers around West Lake Okoboji. This replica of the original steamer, the Queen, offers a unique view of the lake and the surrounding landscape. The ride comes with a history lesson from the captain.
In the late 19th century the lake region became a resort area and the small steamboats and sailboats could not keep up with the flow of vacationers. The Queen, a large steamer, was constructed, along with other larger boats, to accommodate this new need. By the 1920s, the construction of roads around the lakes brought about the demise of most of the fleet. The Queen stayed in service for those people who wished to see the lake by water. In 1973 the Queen was finally retired, after 89 years of service. The Queen II was commissioned and built in 1986 and she was designated the “Flagship of the Iowa Navy.” The Queen II is 75 feet long with a beam width of 19 feet, the same length and 2 ½ feet wider than the original Queen.
The excursion last approximately 75 minutes, with new trips leaving several times a day with a historical narration from the captain. . Tickets can be purchased at the Queen II Dock, and it may be chartered for private parties also.
Arnolds Park, Iowa 51331
48″ and over
One excursion tour for those over 48″ tall $15
One excursion tour for those over 62 years old $13
36″ – 48″ tall
One excursion tour for those 36″ – 48″ tall. Must be accompanied by an adult. $5
Under 36″ tall
One free excursion tour for those under 36″ tall. Must be accompanied by an adult. FREE
GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR 15 OR MORE
FOR CHARTER RENTALS CALL 712-332-2183
FOR CRUISE SCHEDULE CALL 712-332-6566