The Vista Fleet has been one of Duluth’s top attractions for over 60 years. The excursion boat company and floating events center features two vessels and a 5,000 square foot gift shop. The Fleet consists of: The Vista Star (100 ton vessel) that holds up to 220 passengers, and The Vista Queen (46 ton vessel) that holds up to 50 passengers. The Star and the Queen start the season in early spring and run through late fall. Cruises include Sightseeing Tours, Sunset Dinners, Twilight Cruises, River Cruises, Chartered Events, Public Special Events and Lake Adventures. There are many sights seen aboard the fleet including iconic landmarks such as: The Aerial Lift Bridge, Historic Canal Park, the Blatnik (High Bridge), the Bong Bridge, Midwest Terminal, CN Taconite Docks, and more. The cruises are fully narrated with interactive and engaging performance artists that offer a blend of entertaining facts and games. The vessels provide concessions, a full bar, and unforgettable views.
The 2019 season is going to offer some spectacular specialty cruises to offer even more unique experiences for our guests. Specialty Cruises include Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Brunch featuring Duluth Grill, Bluegrass and BBW with OMC Smokehouse, Pizza Cruises, Sunset Dinner Cruises featuring Bellisio’s, 4th of July under the Fireworks, Brunch on the Bay with Duluth Grill, Captain’s Table Lunches featuring Corktown Deli, and Fall color viewing. The Vista Fleet has also paired with the Festival of Sail event approaching in August and will be offering cruises throughout including the Grand Parade of Sail.
The Vista Fleet offers patrons the opportunity to see the Twin Ports from a new perspective. Superior memories are created aboard the Vista Fleet as guests not only get to see the view but BE the view.