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Sacramento River Cruises

Get a true taste of Sacramento and all it has to offer aboard a river cruise. Sail past all of old Sacramento’s historical sites like the Delta King, the I Street Bridge, the Tower Bridge, and the Air Force Docks. Take in the unique beauty of California’s capital city and hear exciting tales about the first days of the Gold Rush and legendary Pony Express. Hungry? Fear not! There’s a snack bar on board to satisfy every craving.

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2018 Special Event Cruises

  • Sacramento Holiday

    Santa Holiday River Cruises

    Saturdays & Sundays in December!

    Enjoy a one-hour cruise on the Sacramento River with Santa Claus & his sing-along elf! 

  • new years sacramento fireworks

    New Year's Eve River Cruises

    1.5 & 2-Hour cruises | starting at $45

    Ring in the New Year or catch the fireworks onboard a river cruise! 

2019 Special Event Cruises

  • Saint Patricks

    St. Patrick's River Cruise

    March 17th | 1-Hour Festive Tour

    Enjoy a one-hour cruise on the Sacramento River with a face painter & balloon artist for the kids!

  • Easter River Cruises

    Easter River Cruises

    Sunday, April 21st | 1-Hour Cruise

    This Easter, get your family together for an afternoon on the Sacramento River.

  • Sacramento Gold Rush River Cruises

    Sacramento Gold Rush River Cruises

    Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento!

    Come cruise on the Sacramento River this Memorial Day to celebrate the Gold Rush history of Old Sacramento. 

  • Mother's Day River Cruises

    Mother's Day River Cruises

    Sunday, May 12th

    Come aboard this Mother’s Day and enjoy a one-hour cruise down the Sacramento River.

  • Memorial Day Activities

    Memorial Day Weekend River Cruises

    May 24th-27th | Memorial Day Weekend

    Kick off your summer with a special family-friendly cruise on the river.

  • Father's Day River Cruise

    Father's Day River Cruises

    Sunday, June 16th | 1-Hour Historical Tour

    Enjoy some quality time on the Sacramento River with your "Pops".

  • Fourth of July Sacaramento River Cruises

    Fourth of July River Cruises

    4th of July | 1-Hour Family-Friendly Tour

    Sail down the Sacramento River with us for a 4th of July party the whole family will love. This one-hour celebration event comes complete with face-painting and balloon animals for the kids.

  • sacramento fireworks

    4th of July Fireworks Viewing Cruise

    Celebrate on the Sacramento River!

    Feel the fireworks from the Sacramento River aboard the Hornblower yacht on the Sacramento River! 

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    Sacramento Labor Day River Cruises

    September 3rd | Labor Day 2018

    Seize the end of summer with a relaxing river ride — choose from a historical river cruise or a cocktail cruise this Labor Day!

  • halloween in sacramento

    Sacramento Spooky Halloween River Cruise

    Family Fun | Weekends in October

    Come aboard with your kids for a festive Halloween cruise along the river!