As multi-generational entertainment in Kentucky goes, the Belle of Louisville
and the Spirit of Jefferson
rank pretty high with visitors as well as residents. The boats are popular for school field trips
, especially in the spring. Contact the office
well in advance of a planned trip. Public cruises include either live entertainment, DJ service, or narration by the riverboat captain. Both boats feature a full-service bar, outdoor observation decks, handicap accessibility, dance floor, bandstand, easy passenger drop-off, and nearby parking. In addition, the Belle of Louisville
offers an extensive concession cafe. Walk-on sightseeing tickets may be purchased in advance by phone or the day of the cruise at the ticketing office adjacent to the Belle of Louisville
. Lunch and dinner cruise tickets require advance reservations.