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The legacy of the river runs deep.

From the Shawnee who hunted and fished it to early European settlers who depended on it for commerce and supplies, the mighty Ohio River sustains life and Louisville. It remains the heart of our city: the epicenter of the world’s Bourbon and horse racing industries, a city that fosters entrepreneurship, medical breakthroughs, and new technology . . . and a city that proudly welcomes visitors, families, and businesses alike.

Come explore history.
Or simply make some.

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Soak up the history of Louisville or just soak up the sun — there are lots of reasons to embark upon an adventure on the Belle. It’s also a wonderful way to blow off steam.

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Meet the Belle’s little sister

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The new member of our fleet is slightly smaller than the Belle, but perfect for events like weddings, parties, and even private charters. Dive in and book your cruise today.

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See Louisville. Share Louisville.

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Featured Cruise

  • Oct. 1

    MCALPINE LOCK BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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    What a great river adventure – a cruise through McAlpine Lock! This narrated cruise isabout the history of the lock and the impact it has made on river transportation. Get ready for a great downriver cruise!

    If river conditions do not allow us to go through the lock, we’ll take a terrific cruise upriver instead. There is no refund or exchange for tickets if we are not able to go through the lock.  Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $38, Seniors – $37, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $28.   Sightseeing rates also available.

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