The Riverboat Cruise In Delaware You Never Knew Existed
Wilmington’s Riverfront is alive in the summertime, and strolling along the river walk is just one way to enjoy the sights and sounds of our largest city. Did you know there’s an old fashioned skipper liner that can take you to cruise the Christina River? If you didn’t, you’re missing out!
Wilmington's Riverboat Queen is a restored Paddlewheeler Skipper Liner that will bring you on a river tour you'll never forget.
Enjoy a delicious buffet meal on your cruise of choice and then cruise for two hours as you take in all of the sights of the Christina River, from the stunning Wilmington Riverfront to breathtaking views of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
The Riverboat Queen offers Thursday Sunset Dinner, Sunday Brunch, or Sunday Supper cruises.
The rates for each buffet and tour are as follows:
Adults - $45
Children (Ages 4-12) - $22.50
Infant (Ages 1-3) - Free!
The Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruise is the best date night you can have in New Castle County.
Start with a dockside buffet featuring grilled BBQ chicken, delicious hamburgers, smoky and flavorful baby back ribs, black bean veggie burgers, and old fashioned sides like cole slaw and red bliss potato salad. Assorted desserts are offered as well. Dockside, you can enjoy soft drinks like lemonade, iced tea, and of course water. On board, there is a cash bar available. At 6:30, you'll board your riverboat and set sail down the river, taking in sights and a beautiful sunset.
If weekends are more your thing, the Sunday Brunch Cruise is the best way to start the day.
Enjoy jazz music and a killer brunch spread dockside, and then kick off the cruise as you enjoy the sights of a Wilmington that's just waking up for the day. The Brunch buffet includes traditional baked pasteries, danishes, muffins and croissants - all baked in house. Fruits and berries compliment the main dishes - whole salmon sides with panko dill crust and balsamic drizzle, fresh scrambled eggs and smoked bacon, pan seared chicken marsala, pasta primavera and more. A cash bar is available on board.
The Sunday Supper cruise is another great option for families or friends looking to enjoy some sights and delicious food.
It's an early cruise, departing at 4:30 PM, and offering passengers gorgeous views of the Christina River and the city of Wilmington. The menu is the same as the Thursday Sunset Dinner cruise, featuring chicken, hamburgers, baby back ribs, veggie burgers and more, along with a cash bar.
Regardless of whether you sail the Thursday Sunset Cruise on a date night, start your Sunday off with a brunch buffet, or take the family for a Sunday Supper, the Riverboat Queen will show you Wilmington like you've never seen ti before.
There is limited seating and the cruises sell out quickly, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance right here:
Riverboat Queen Reservations
The Riverboat Queen launches from the WIlmington Riverfront and you'll enjoy two hours of cruising along the scenic Christina River.
If the thought of dining and sailing is making you seasick, there are still plenty of great views to find at Delaware’s restaurants. Check out
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